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Patrick Robinson

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Linklaters LLP

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Patrick has a broad banking and financial markets litigation practice, including, in particular, derivatives and structured products disputes. He also specialises in fund and private equity disputes and deals with contentious regulatory situations. In recent years, Patrick has acted for many leading investment banks in court proceedings, arbitrations and regulatory enforcement actions in relation to many kinds of complex financial products, including synthetic collateralised debt obligations, structured investment vehicles and fund-linked products. His experience includes secondments to an investment bank and to the House of Lords as the judicial assistant to the Senior Law Lord.


Trained Linklaters London; qualified 2000; associate Linklaters London 2000-08; partner 2008 to date.


Downing College, Cambridge (1995).

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Leading individuals

Patrick Robinson - Linklaters LLP

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Linklaters LLP  is widely recognised for its expertise in banking litigation involving insolvencies, derivatives and structured financial products, misrepresentation, fraud issues, mis-selling claims and contractual disputes, lender enforcement action, and consumer credit issues. The practice acted for PricewaterhouseCoopers as the joint administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (LBIE), in claims filed in the LBIE administration by a major bank following its purchase of Lehman Brothers' exchange-traded derivatives business in 2008. It has a deep bench of partners including Christa Band, who is known for crisis management, fraud, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, and Patrick Robinson, who is highly rated for matters involving derivatives and structured products disputes, fund and private equity disputes, and contentious regulatory issues. Satindar Dogra  is head of the disputes team in London. Other experienced practitioners are Rory Conway, Susana Cao Miranda, Alison Wilson and Andrew Hughes . Gavin Lewis transferred to London from the Hong Kong office in 2019.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Linklaters LLP 'has a very strong commercial litigation team that stands out due to the quality of its associates and partners'. The practice is highly rated for its handling of large, complex, multi-jurisdictional cases from London, including contractual interpretation cases and big-ticket corporate and financial disputes that involve top-tier UK and international companies. Co-energy disputes team head Ben Carroll and Susana Cao Miranda acted for mining giant Glencore International (GI), in its defence of a breach of contract claim brought by Minera las Bambas and MMG Swiss Finance, which arose out of the sale by GI of a large copper mine in South America.  The dispute came about when alleged tax liabilities were pursued by the local tax authority and turns on the interpretation of several indemnities and complex issues of Peruvian law. Michael Bennett is global head of dispute resolution and Satindar Dogra is London dispute resolution head; other names to note in the practice include  Tom Cassels , who is known for his strength in public law and competition litigation, and Patrick Robinson who focuses on banking and financial markets disputes.

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