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Linklaters Business Services

Living Wage
ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7456 2000
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Fax 020 7456 2222
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10 LONDON CITY EC3
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Web:
www.linklaters.com
Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin and 25 more

Euan Clarke

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Work 020 7456 4267
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Linklaters Business Services

Work Department

Litigation, restructuring and insolvency.

Position

Specialist in insolvency and banking litigation. His practice covers contentious and advisory insolvency and restructuring, banking disputes, and fraud and regulatory investigations. Particular experience of advising banks, financial institutions, companies and insolvency practitioners in relation to contentious issues arising from complex finance transactions, as well as restructuring, insolvency and corporate distress situations, especially those with a cross-border element. Recent cases include continuing to advise the administrators of the Lehman Brothers companies in the UK, advising Deutsche Bank in relation to the SPhinX collapse in the Cayman Islands (proceedings in Cayman and New York); acting in relation to the contentious aspects of the Battersea Power Station, Game, Primacom, Wind Hellas, Woolworth, Waterford Wedgwood and MG Rover cases; advising numerous stakeholders on litigation and other contentious and insolvency issues arising out of the credit crisis.

Career

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Trainee solicitor Linklaters, London and Hong Kong 1995-97; associate 1997-2001; managing associate 2002-06; partner 2006 to date.

Education

Nottingham University (1994 BA Law with American Law Hons); University of Texas School of Law (1992-93); Law School, Nottingham (1995 Legal Practice Course Distinction).


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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London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Strengthened by the recent hires of fund/special situations experts¬†James Douglas¬†and¬†Sarah Mook¬†from¬†Ropes & Gray LLP¬†and Goldman Sachs, respectively,¬†Linklaters LLP¬†handles the full array of transactional, formal insolvency and corporate restructuring mandates implementing out of court and in court procedures across the jurisdictions with which the firm is located. Co-head of the firm's global team,¬†Rebecca Jarvis¬†has a particularly strong track record advising major international corporates facing financial difficulties and is representing Nigeria-based gas company Seven Energy Group on its complex capital restructuring. Co-head¬†Richard Bussell¬†handles both contentious and non-contentious mandates for a broad array of stakeholders and recently advised the trustees of the Co-operative Pension Scheme on the separation of the Co-operative Bank plc from the pension scheme in order to¬†improve its capital position and avoid potential resolution. A market-leading expert on the implementation of English creditor schemes of arrangement,¬†Bruce Bell¬†handles a mix of fund-side creditor work and debtor mandates including his ongoing work for the Norske Skog group on its restructuring. Spearheaded by the 'vastly experienced'¬†Tony Bugg, the firm also handles some residual Lehman Brothers work including on the continuation of the ‚ÄúWaterfall Proceedings‚ÄĚ in the UK courts to determine entitlements to surplus funds.¬†Nick Le Masurier,¬†Euan Clarke¬†and¬†Richard Hodgson¬†are also recommended.

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