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Chris Hardman

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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An award-winning commercial litigator, Chris handles some of Hogan Lovells' most significant and complex litigation mandates. Chris has substantial experience of co-ordinating major, multi-centre and multi-discipline disputes, which has led to him being acknowledged as 'strategically remarkable.' Chris's work by its very nature is international and he has an unparalleled hands-on track record of managing the largest cross-border matters, often with a fraud-related element.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Leading individuals

Chris Hardman - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Within: Fraud: civil

‚ÄėLeading firm‚Äô Hogan Lovells International LLP¬†advises on international fraud cases, with particular experience in Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Libya. It represents corporates, banks and liquidators/administrators such as Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), Grant Thornton, Libyan Sovereign Wealth Fund and Standard Chartered. The firm represented the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), winning a High Court judgement against Russian oligarch, Sergei Pugachev, this case was worth over $1b. Another highlight includes advising PJSC Commercial Bank Privatbank in a $2.6b claim in the chancery division of the High Court against two Ukrainian oligarchs. Head of team Crispin Rapinet¬†is ‚Äėa master tactician with unrivaled experience‚Äô. Chris Hardman¬†has ‚Äėincredible litigation nous‚Äô. Claire Lipworth¬†joined the firm from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in April 2017.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Chris Hardman - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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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