Roger Laville


Roger is a member of the Commercial Team and specialises in finance, insolvency and civil fraud. Many of his cases involve cross-border disputes.

Examples of recent matters in which Roger has acted include:

  • acting for the successful claimant in India Infrastructure Finance Company v Surana Power Limited and others and Indian Infrastructure Finance Company v Abhijeet MACD Nagpur Energy Private Limited and others, both multi-million dollar claims to enforce corporate and personal guarantees given in respect of Indian coal fired power station projects and involving the effect in England of Indian liquidation proceedings;
  • advising an international lender about attempts to enforce a Malaysian arbitration award by attaching it to payments due from the lender to its government under a guarantee scheme;
  • obtaining a High Court injunction to freeze a sum of several hundred thousand pounds in a company’s bank account to prevent one of its directors from misappropriating the money;
  • a successful two-day multi-track trial of a claim involving allegations of fraud and forgery;
  • advising a private bank about the applicability of consumer credit legislation to a loan worth over a million pounds; and
  • an application to determine the appropriate law and jurisdiction for a cross-border breach of trust claim.

Before joining Five Paper, Roger was a finance litigation partner in a firm of solicitors, handling matters ranging from complex small disputes up to multi-million pound claims.

Roger sat on the Bar Council money-laundering working group in 2016 and 2017.

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