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A partner in our London office, Ruth Grant focuses on dispute resolution work in the fields of product liability and professional liability/negligence. Ruth has a broad litigation background based on over 30 years experience handling disputes for a variety of commercial clients in the High Court in London and working with US lawyers in proceedings in the US for UK clients. With extensive involvement of over 15 years in tobacco-related litigation in the UK, the US and in a number of British Commonwealth jurisdictions, Ruth has a wealth of knowledge on managing complex cross-border litigation and the evidential issues that can arise.

London: Dispute resolution

Competition litigation

Within: Competition litigation

Hogan Lovells International LLP is noted for the 'sophisticated approach' it provides to defendants in early regulatory investigations and damages actions. The team is led by 'leading light' Nicholas Heaton, who has 'earned a reputation as an undoubted leader in the field' on the basis of his significant experience. He is currently co-ordinating the multi-jurisdictional defence for Air Canada in the £5bn damages claims in the air cargo cartel case and defending Safran in a high-value claim arising from the power cable cartel. Ruth Grant and 'intellectually tough' counsel Paul Chaplin  continues to represent British American Tobacco in a longstanding series of damages claims brought by two Georgian tobacco producers, Tbilisi Tobacco and Omega Tobacco. Christopher Hutton is recommended for his expertise in matters arising out of the financial services sector.

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Tax litigation and investigations

Within: Tax litigation and investigations

The 'first-class' team at Hogan Lovells International LLP demonstrates 'superlative professionalism', handling the spectrum of tax disputes. 'Deeply technically able' Rupert Shiers leads the team and has particular experience in navigating HMRC discussions and tax litigation. Her is currently representing Ball UK Holdings at the appeal stage of its dispute with HMRC concerning historic corporation tax planning. Ruth Grant is acting for British American Tobacco in its tax tribunal appeal against HMRC's attempt to impose tax penalties on the client for alleged failure to prevent tobacco smuggling. Tom Mcfarlane leads the transfer pricing team and supply chain team, which includes Graham Poole, who is noted for his 'depth of knowledge' and 'invaluable practical application of the arms-length principle'. Lee Squires left for Grant Thornton UK LLP in June 2018, while Kevin Ashman retired in June 2017.

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London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Hogan Lovells International LLP is a ‘high-class outfit’, which provides ‘client-friendly, commercially minded, legally sound advice and fights tenaciously for its clients’. 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 ‘great eye for detail and is very pragmatic’; he specialises in substantial claims against lawyers, professionals involved in pensions schemes, and accountants. The ‘indomitable’ Angela Dimsdale Gill has a ‘wealth of experience, tactical nous and detailed legal knowledge’ 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 ‘very bright associate with a maturity and performance in advance of his years’.

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