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Adam Rooney

Tel:
Work 020 3818 3500
Email:
Signature Litigation LLP

Work Department

Litigation, Competition Law

Position

Adam centres his practice on cross-border disputes has experience in a broad range of complex competition and commercial litigation matters. He is experienced in litigating in the English courts, and in other common law jurisdictions, including Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jersey, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, DIFC and certain states in the US.  He has also been involved in litigation in civil law systems, notably Switzerland, France and Russia. Adam has also represented parties in international arbitrations, both institutional and ad hoc, with seats in London, Paris, Geneva, Hong Kong, Singapore and Hanoi.

Adam regularly works in French and frequently comments in the press and publishes articles on UK and European competition law and client-sensitive issues such as disclosure. As a barrister, Adam has rights of audience in all of the courts of England and Wales and before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Career

Associate Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 2001; Gide Loyrette Nouel 2007 (Partner from 2011); Shareholder Greenberg Traurig Maher 2014; Partner Signature Litigation 2015

Languages

English, French and Italian

Member

Competition Law Association

Education

King’s College London; Université de Paris I; Inns of Court School of Law

Leisure

Travel


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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