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Graham Huntley

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Work 020 3818 3500
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Signature Litigation LLP

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Litigation

Position

Graham is a Founding Partner of Signature Litigation, and has over 30 years’ experience as a commercial and banking litigator. Graham has been consistently ranked as one of the UK’s highest ranked commercial litigators and has been involved in some of the most significant disputes of recent years. 

Graham acts for banks, fund managers and life assurers in relation to M&A disputes, public and private investigations, shareholder and joint venture disputes, economic tort claims, and regulatory disputes and investigations. Graham also has extensive experience of warranty claims and professional indemnity work for a range of corporate and financial institutions as well as for professionals. His experience of ADR includes three of the most significant UK mediations involving financial institutions. Graham is a past president of the London Solicitors Litigation Association and has been a member of several judicial and professional working parties. He has rights of audience in the Higher Courts in England and Wales.

Career

Trained Lovell, White and King 1984; qualified 1986; Partner Lovells 1993; Founding Partner Signature Litigation 2012.

Member

Trustee and Director of the London Legal Support Trust and of the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau; Chairman of the Capital Cases Charitable Trust; Member and past President of London Solicitors Litigation Association; Member of the Commercial Court Users Group.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Signature Litigation LLP’s β€˜outstanding’ practice is β€˜a force to be reckoned with in the civil fraud disputes area’, and the team β€˜shows great client care and ultimate professionalism’. The group saw a number of significant hires in the last year, former practice head Simon Bushell from Latham & Watkins and Josh Wong from DLA Piper being among the most notable. The firm currently represents Blue Tropic and Coppella Ventures in a high-value claim for damages under Georgian law, where the two claimant companies allege significant misappropriation of assets. Graham Huntley and Julian Connerty co-head the practice.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Leading individuals

Graham Huntley - Signature Litigation LLP

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

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Boutique firm Signature Litigation LLP specialises in handling larger, high-value matters, often with a cross-border element, and acts for claimants and defendants. It is representing Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation in pursuing claims against its former solicitors, and acted for Fortelus Special Situations Master Fund and Trimast Holding in a Β£37m claim against an international law firm. Daniel Spendlove represents corporations, financial institutions and directors in professional negligence disputes. Graham Huntley and Abdulali Jiwaji are also recommended.

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