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Susan Roscoe

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Specialist in contentious restructuring and insolvency, asset recovery and tax litigation. Experienced in advising financial institutions, corporates and insolvency practitioners in relation to contentious issues arising from restructuring, insolvency and corporate distress situations, including those with a cross-border element. Recent cases include advising the administrators of the Lehman Brothers companies following the bank’s well-publicised collapse in September 2008; continued work in relation to the Enron insolvencies, including advising in relation to a substantial transaction at an undervalue application; acting for financial institutions in relation to complex tax appeals before the Tax Tribunal; and advising in relation to the settlement of multi-million pound disputes with HMRC.


Trainee Solicitor, Linklaters, London 2000-02; associate Linklaters, London 2002-07; managing associate Linklaters, London 2007-11;  partner Linklaters, London 2011.


Oxford University, Classics (1998), College of Law (1998-2000).

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

The 'excellent and commercially astute' Linklaters LLP is widely known for handling high-profile and significant matters with financial and reputational impacts for its clients; and the firm fields lawyers with banking litigation expertise relating to insolvencies, derivatives and structured financial products, and misrepresentation along with fraud issues, mis-selling claims and contractual disputes, lender enforcement actions, and consumer credit issues. Cross-border highlights include successfully defending the Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) in expedited London High Court proceedings brought by the Republic of Kazakhstan (ROK) and the National Bank of Kazakhstan; RoK sought a declaration that BNYM should not have frozen over $22bn of its assets held by BNYM under the terms of an English law-governed global custody agreement. Christa Band is banking litigation practice head, Satindar Dogra is London dispute resolution head and the global dispute resolution head is Michael Bennett. Patrick Robinson  has a broad banking and financial markets disputes practice, particularly regarding derivatives and structured products disputes; Andrew Hughes has extensive experience of banking disputes and fraud and regulatory investigations; and Alison Wilson has a particular focus on contentious regulatory work. Other highly rated individuals are Nick Porter , Euan Clarke, Harriet Ellis and Kathryn Ludlow , together with Susan Roscoe , Nick Porter, Rory Conway, Ros Gallagher, and Susana Cao Miranda. Jonathan Swil is a notable managing associate. James Gardner retired from the firm.

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