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Angela Dimsdale Gill

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The leader of the pension litigation practice, Angela has conducted a number of landmark cases. She has a wide background of litigation in multiple jurisdictions and her claims experience includes confidential information, fraud, insolvency and breach of fiduciary duty. These days her industry focus is almost exclusively on pensions and professional liability. She is one of our lead partners in professional liability and has dealt with substantial claims of all kinds against pensions and other professionals.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Hogan Lovells International LLP's 'service is superb, and the guidance clients get is invaluable; the team also understands the court process very well'. The practice was recently active in reported cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, and has specialist expertise in cases involving Russia and the CIS, as well as commercial litigation in the life sciences sector. The team defended National Express (NE) in a Commercial Court action brought against it by Dunn Motor Traction, a coach service operator that previously ran several coach routes on NE's coach network; the damages claim arose from NE's termination of the operating agreement between the parties and involves issues around the construction of the termination provisions. The team also represented Privatbank, the largest bank in Ukraine, in a $2.6bn claim in the High Court's Chancery Division against two high-profile Ukrainian oligarchs in respect of a major fraud that involved three English companies and three BVI companies. Ivan Shiu is 'particularly good and always available, even with transatlantic time differences'; Chris Hardman regularly works on very large matters before the English courts; Richard Lewis has extensive experience in cross-border litigation and fraud, including worldwide freezing injunctions and other powerful and unusual asset preservation relief; and Alex Sciannaca is well known for disputes arising out of Russia and the CIS, particularly Ukraine. The other key practitioners are Michael Davison, Angela Dimsdale Gill, Neil Mirchandani, together with Michael Roberts and Rebecca Wales. Jon Holland and Andrea Monks  left for Latham & Watkins  in 2018.

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London: Human resources


Within: Leading individuals

Angela Dimsdale Gill (dispute resolution) - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Within: Pensions

Clients 'unreservedly recommend' the 'excellent' team at Hogan Lovells International LLP, which is 'first-class across the board' and is 'top notch in terms of content, performance level and responsiveness'. The non-contentious team is 'truly unmatched' with key names including group head Katie Banks, who is 'clearly a leading light in the pensions world'; longevity hedge and investigations expert Edward Brown, and the 'incredibly pragmatic and client-friendly' Duncan Buchanan. The practice recently assisted the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) with the restructuring of Tata Steel Pension Scheme and advised Lloyds Banking Group and Scottish Widows on the acquisition of Zurich's UK workplace pensions and savings business. Angela Dimsdale Gill is the key name for litigation mandates; she recently represented the trustees of the Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan and the Board of the PPF in pension deficit recovery litigation and acted for ITV in the high-profile Box Clever pension scheme regulatory proceedings. Nicholas Heaton, Matthew Bullen and senior associate Nathan Sherlock are also names to note.

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London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Leading individuals

Angela Dimsdale Gill - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Within: Professional negligence

Hogan Lovells International LLP¬†is a ‚Äėhigh-class outfit‚Äô, which provides ‚Äėclient-friendly, commercially minded, legally sound advice and fights tenaciously for its clients‚Äô. It acts for and against a range of professionals, with particular expertise in claims against solicitors, actuaries, other pension professionals, property professionals, insurance brokers and accountants. The team is acting for Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation in its Solicitors Act cost assessment proceedings against Dechert LLP¬†in relation to ¬£11m of fees incurred. Willis Group Holdings is also a key client. Department head Nicholas Heaton¬†has a ‚Äėgreat eye for detail and is very pragmatic‚Äô; he specialises in substantial claims against lawyers, professionals involved in pensions schemes, and accountants. The ‚Äėindomitable‚Äô Angela Dimsdale Gill¬†has a ‚Äėwealth of experience, tactical nous and detailed legal knowledge‚Äô and stands out for her expertise in pensions-related disputes. Ruth Grant¬†handles disputes for a variety of commercial clients and is noted for cross-border mandates. Senior associate Nathan Sherlock¬†is a ‚Äėvery bright associate with a maturity and performance in advance of his years‚Äô.

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