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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

Linklaters LLPhas great knowledge and resources, with excellent strength in depth’.The firm recruited Susana Cao Miranda, who has a particular focus on banking disputes and contentious regulatory investigations and enforcement, from Goldman Sachs. The practice continues to act in the most high-profile, large and complex banking disputes before the courts and regulators; and fields an integrated team across both the firm’s litigation and financial regulatory, derivatives and structured products and structured finance practices. The team acted for PricewaterhouseCoopers, as the joint administrators of LBIE, in the Waterfall applications for directions; this concerned creditors’ entitlements in relation to the LBIE estate surplus, which involved various complex and legally novel issues. It also acted for Bayerische Landesbank (BLB) in Commercial Court proceedings; the dispute arose from the 2006 sale of BLB’s stake in Formula 1 to CVC Capital Partners and involved allegations of bribery. Banking litigation practice head Christa Band is ‘an incisive and brilliant lawyer’; Patrick Robinson is recommended for derivatives and structured products disputes; Andrew Hughes is ‘an accomplished regulatory expert in the contentious area’; Nick Porter iRoss ‘a very clever, hard-working and unflappable litigator’; and global dispute resolution head Michael Bennett is ‘highly respected’. Euan Clarke specialises in banking and finance litigation, asset recovery and investigations, contentious and advisory insolvency, and litigation arising from fraud and corporate crime; and London dispute resolution head Satindar Dogra is a specialist in fraud investigations and corporate crime work, including sanctions advice and disclosure obligations under the Proceeds of Crime Act and FSA rules.Harriet Ellis, Kathryn Ludlow and Alison Wilson are highly rated, along with Susan Roscoe, Rory Conway and Ros Gallagher.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Linklaters LLPprovides a high-quality service’. The practice is recommended for high-profile, high-stakes disputes for leading corporations, businesses and banks that are legally novel, examples including complex contractual interpretation cases, joint venture disputes and claims arising from bribery allegations; the practice was recently involved in over 70 substantive hearings in a 12-month period across the breadth of its disputes practice specialisms. It advised Grant Thornton, as liquidators of various companies within the Saad group, in relation to a multi-jurisdictional alleged financial fraud, including a case in the Cayman Islands that involved a claim for the recovery of assets and damages worth approximately $9.2bn. Michael Bennett is the ‘reliably impressive’ global dispute resolution head; Satindar Dogra is London dispute resolution head; and Ben Carrollprovides first-class case management strategy and legal advice’. Kathryn Ludlow, Christa Band, Andrew Hughes, Nick Porter and Patrick Robinson are also highly rated. Other key names include Euan Clarke, Tom Lidstrom, Tom Cassels, Susan Roscoe and Harriet Ellis, along with Rory Conway and Ros Gallagher. Banking disputes expert Susana Cao Miranda joined from Goldman Sachs.

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