Izabau Rothman

Solicitor

Izabau is a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution department, having trained at Streathers and obtained prior experience at another West End Law firm (which specialised in media law).

Izabau has been exposed to a wide range of contentious matters, and has acted for private clients, businesses and charities. Her work often involves complex legal issues (which regularly involve cross-border elements) and she welcomes instructions relating to commercial and high value property disputes. Izabau also has a keen interest in the Art and Cultural Property sector, having assisted on cases involving disputes around title and payment, amongst other things.

Izabau adopts a very pragmatic and holistic approach to matters, seeking to achieve the most commercial outcome for her clients.

Recent Experience

  • Assisted on cases where the firm has acted for and against galleries, fine art storage companies, and auction houses in respect of disputes involving title, payment, and cultural property subject to CITES restrictions
  • Assisting on claims relating to breach of post-termination restrictive covenants and breach of confidence, to include making applications for urgent interim injunctions
  • Advising a company in respect of a cross-border contractual dispute (and settling the same before proceedings became necessary)
  • Breach of privacy and defamation cases, to include corporate defamation matters
  • Acting for creditors in insolvency proceedings, to include obtaining favourable settlements for the full repayment of loans
  • Acting in proceedings where the Claimant was successful in obtaining declaratory relief and a final injunction with respect to their central London property. This case involved important and evolving areas of law around the new adverse possession regime, estoppel and remedies available to a party who has title but is not capable of occupation
  • Acting for a cosmetics company in a trademark dispute, which concerned the infringement of the company’s EU and UK trademarks by a Spanish company

Education

  • BA (hons) – English and Philosophy from Durham University (St Chad’s College)
  • MA in Gender, Society and Representation from University College London (UCL)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) from BPP University
  • Masters in Law & Legal Practice (Distinction achieved) from BPP University

Memberships

  • Art Lawyers Association (ALA)
  • Institute of Art & Law
  • Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association
  • South African Chamber of Commerce

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