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Ioannis Alexopoulos

Tel:
Work 020 3818 3500
Email:
Signature Litigation LLP

Work Department

Litigation, International Arbitration

Position

Ioannis specialises in commercial litigation and international arbitration, including banking disputes, particularly those involving financial products, investment banking and derivatives, and also in commercial and business disputes with an emphasis on joint venture and shareholder disputes, shareholder protection, business break-ups and fraud. His key industry sectors are financial services, energy/oil & gas, shipping/international trade, telecoms and infrastructure projects with key geographies being Greece, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia, the Middle East, Brazil and sub-Saharan Africa.

His cases often involve an international element, usually with competing multiple jurisdictions and laws. His clients include banks or their clients, insurers, intermediaries, venture capitalists and equity investors and large corporates in England and internationally.

Career

Associate Holman Fenwick Willan 1990; Partner DLA Piper 1998; Partner Bryan Cave 2015; Partner Signature Litigation 2016

Languages

English, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese and French

Member

Member of Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs; London Solicitors Litigation Assocation; International Bar Association

Education

Ethnikon kai Kapodistriakon Panepistimion Athinon; University of Cambridge; College of Law York

Leisure

Theatre, music, walking


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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