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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

Davina Given

Tel:
Work 020 3060 6534
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/davina-given
RPC

Work Department

Commercial disputes.

Position

Davina advises corporates, financial institutions and individuals on a range of complex commercial and financial disputes. These have included claims arising out of financial structures such as hedge fund linked notes and syndicated loans, as well as breaches of warranty and professional negligence. Davina also has extensive experience of national and international internal, regulatory and criminal investigations in relation to money laundering, bribery, sanctions, smuggling and compliance with financial regulation.  She also has experience in art-related disputes.

Career

Trained Allen & Overy LLP; qualified 2004; Allen & Overy 2004-12; RPC 2014; partner RPC 2015. Publications of note: contributor to ‘Serious Economic Crime: A boardroom guide to prevention and compliance’ (ed Travers, 2011).

Languages

French.

Member

London Solicitors Litigation Association; Commercial Litigators Forum; Financial Services Lawyers Association; Professional Advisors to the International Art Market; City of London Law Society Corporate Crime and Corruption Committee.

Education

The Abbey School, Reading; St Hilda’s College, Oxford University (2000 BA (Hons) First Class Classics); Oxford Brookes University (2001 Post-Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (2002 Legal Practice Certificate, Distinction); 2011 Higher Courts (Civil Advocacy) qualification.


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

RPC's 'extremely strong commercial litigation team is engaged in some of the most high-profile disputes in the market'. The well-established disputes practice frequently receives referrals from Magic Circle and US firms, and can draw upon its own specialist contentious teams that cover disputes in banking and finance, commodities, tax, employment, real estate, IP, IT, insurance, construction, competition, and media. Geraldine Elliott is commercial disputes head, Tom Hibbert is global commercial disputes head, and Simon Hart is head of financial disputes. Other experienced practitioners are Davina Given and senior associates Daniel Wyatt and Laura Martin.

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