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Hermès Marangos

Tel:
Work 020 3818 3500
Email:
Signature Litigation LLP

Work Department

Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation, Commercial Litigation

Position

Hermès is a leading international disputes lawyer with over 25 years’ experience representing major organisations and entities on complex matters, including international (re)insurance, particularly in Latin America, the Mediterranean basin, MENA, West Africa and Asia. He is qualified both as a barrister and solicitor of England and Wales and has litigated, arbitrated or mediated in more than 60 countries. He has experience as an arbitrator and also has rights of audience in the MENA region and Latin America. Hermès also has experience in international securities litigation and is instructed on the leading actions on cross border cases in this area.  He is also advising international companies on new cyber exposures and resulting disputes.

Hermès has led teams handling major litigation relating to financial institutions, liability, construction, engineering and energy. He also advises clients on regulatory and corporate matters.

Hermès is fluent in seven languages, including Spanish and Portuguese. He is a Vice President of the Insurance Institute of London and drafts critical wordings for the international market. He also works closely with various bodies, including the Ministry of Justice, the Bar Council and the Law Society, in promoting English law and jurisdiction worldwide. He advises international organisations on human rights, including on the rights of children and the demobilisation of child soldiers.

Hermès is co-author of a key textbook on reinsurance law, co-author of the book "War Risks and Terrorism", and contributor to textbooks on conflicts of law, property risks and mass torts. Furthermore, he has also contributed to the “Getting the Deal Through: Insurance Litigation 2018” Guide and regularly writes on issues relating to cyber-attacks. Hermès lectures and publishes widely on significant international conflicts of law matters and on specialist risks and legal and forensic investigations.

Career

Called to the Bar 1985; Middle Temple; Clifford Chance; Clyde & Co; Partner DAC Beachcroft LLP 2008; Partner Signature Litigation 2014.

Languages

English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian and Greek.

Member

Vice President of the Insurance Institute of London; Member of the IBA; Member of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Brazil Canada Arbitration Chamber, Member of the Oil, Petrochemical and Energy Risks Association; Member of the Chilean Chamber for Construction.

Education

Cambridge; LSE; St. Anna Academy of Post Doctoral Studies.


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Signature Litigation LLP’s β€˜very responsive, strong team’ grew when the firm recruited Simon Bushell, Ioannis Alexopoulos, who β€˜has great experience, clear thinking and iron logic’, and Josh Wong from Latham & Watkins, Bryan Cave and DLA Piper, respectively. The firm β€˜provides a high level of service’ and has a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases, with its client base including banks and other financial institutions, multinational corporations, and individuals. The team acted for one of the three lead groups of RBS shareholders in claims against RBS, pursuant to FSMA’s section 90 and in relation to RBS’ failed 2008 rights issue. It also represented property company Desiman in its claim against Bank of Scotland, HBOS Treasury Services and Lloyds Bank for mis-selling of LIBOR-referenced interest rate swaps, breach of implied representations and wrongful appointment of administrative receivers. Graham Huntley is β€˜one of the doyens of the London litigation market’; Abdulali Jiwaji β€˜has a very good appreciation of the commercial nature of litigation’; Daniel Spendlove β€˜immerses himself in clients’ cases and takes a hands-on approach which reaps dividends’; and Natalia Chumak β€˜manages to secure favourable outcomes for clients in cases that seem hopeless’. Other notable advisers are Julian Connerty, Adam Rooney and Hermes Marangos.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Signature Litigation LLP is β€˜a notably excellent boutique firm, which has a very lean structure that means excellent value for clients; and it has grown to be one of the most visible and permanent fixtures in big-ticket commercial cases’. The firm saw significant growth through the recruitment of Latham & Watkins’ former London litigation team head, Simon Bushell, as well as β€˜very strong lawyer’ Ioannis Alexopoulos and international commercial litigator and arbitrator Josh Wong from Bryan Cave and DLA Piper, respectively. Highlights included acting for one of the three lead groups of RBS shareholders in Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 claims against RBS, regarding its failed 2008 rights issue. The β€˜indefatigable’ Graham Huntley is β€˜an excellent and careful strategist with unparalleled knowledge of judges, barristers and arbitrators’; Abdulali Jiwaji β€˜gives carefully considered opinions’; Daniel Spendlove is β€˜highly professional’; and Natalia Chumak β€˜has extraordinary, high-quality analytical skills’. Hermes Marangos, Julian Connerty and Adam Rooney are also key contacts.

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London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Within: Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Specialist dispute resolution firm Signature Litigation LLP focuses on international work in emerging markets, particularly Latin America; barrister and solicitor Hermes Marangos heads the practice and also has experience in litigation and arbitration across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean Basin. The firm is representing an insurer in a high-value claim made under a public liability policy and another highlight saw the group bring a professional negligence action against an international law firm. Large infrastructure projects, D&O claims and losses arising from natural disasters are among core strengths of the practice, which includes Daniel Spendlove, senior associate Kathleen Leslie and Josh Wong, who recently arrived from DLA Piper. Of counsel Sean Redden accepted an in-house position at Chubb.

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