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Barry Donnelly

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Work 020 7831 9222
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Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Partner and head of banking, finance and financial services litigation. His extensive experience encompasses a wide range of problems and disputes involving areas such as derivatives and other financial products and instruments, on and off exchange trading, lending/security, commodities, trade finance, asset management, funds, trusts, restructuring, insolvency and fraud.

Career

Called 1985; Gouldens 1987, qualified 1990, partner 1991, merger with Jones Day 2003; partner Macfarlanes 2009; has published various articles.

Member

International Bar Association; Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3); Insol; Insol Europe.

Education

St Benedict’s, Ealing; St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (1984 BA Law; 1987 MA).


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Macfarlanes LLP's 'high-quality and hardworking associates and partners are accurate, professional, thorough and willing to be commercial, but not at the expense of legal precision'. The practice handles disputes and investigations involving banking, finance and financial services' business, including financial crime. Highlights included acting for British Bankers’ Association (BBA), and its subsidiary company BBA LIBOR, in defence of a multibillion-dollar claim in the High Court brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (a US government body), as receiver for 39 US banks, against the BBA, BBA LIBOR and others; the case related to alleged suppression of the US Dollar LIBOR interest rate benchmark during the financial crisis. Barry Donnelly is highly rated, Dan Lavender is 'pragmatic, retains perspective and is good under pressure'; and Matt McCahearty is 'a solid lawyer who is growing in stature'.  Aalia Datoo is a notable senior solicitor.

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  • Finding the ‚Ä®right words

    In the recent case of Newbury v Sun Microsystems [2013], the defendant argued that an offer to settle proceedings was ‚Äėin principle' only and that a binding contract could not be formed until further terms had been agreed and a formal contract had been signed. It supported this argument by referring to a statement, in the offer letter, that the settlement was to be ‚Äėrecorded in a suitably worded agreement'. ‚Ä©
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