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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 is ‘a specialist commercial litigation boutique with a strong presence in civil fraud’, it has ‘an excellent caseload and real experience in the field’. The firm is adept at investigating, initiating and defending high-profile, multiparty and multi-jurisdictional civil fraud claims. It represents the Ivanishvili family in a claim against various entities in the Credit Suisse Group relating to fraudulent handling and investment of family assets in a case worth between $500m and $800m. The firm continues to act in a very high-profile case for Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) claim that certain categories of documents, currently withheld by ENRC are not subject to legal professional privilege. ‘Extremely creative and lateral lawyerGraham Huntley and ‘extremely experienced operatorJulian Connerty head the team alongside the recent lateral hire Simon Bushell, who is ‘an excellent litigator, constantly striving for ways to improve a case or undermine his opponents’. Josh Wong joined as partner.

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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 'does a good job of predicting the potential moves of opponents and taking countermeasures in advance'. The practice advises on all aspects of large-scale banking litigation. Highlights included acting for one of the three lead groups of RBS shareholders, which brought unprecedented claims under the Financial Services and Markets Act’s section 90, against RBS with respect to its failed 2008 rights issue; the work involved the first major test of the section 90 liability, supported by a huge evidential a>nd forensic review of RBS’ businesses, particularly in relation to liquidity, capital and credit market exposure. The team also acted for Desiman, a property company, against Bank of Scotland, HBOS Treasury Services and Lloyds Bank for mis-selling LIBOR- referenced interest rate swaps; breach of implied representations; and wrongful appointment of administrative receivers.Graham Huntley is the founding partner and Abdulali Jiwaji 'has an ability to analyse difficult issues and provide concise and clear advice'. Other highly rated litigators are Simon BushellJulian ConnertyDaniel Spendlove and Natalia Chumak, along with Adam RooneyHermes Marangos, Ioannis Alexopoulos and Josh Wong, while Rory Spillman is a notable senior associate.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Graham Huntley - Signature Litigation LLP

Within: Commercial litigation

'A first-class firm with a positive, collaborative culture of integrity', Signature Litigation LLP is a highly specialised dispute resolution firm, with a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases. The practice advised the ECU Group in a pre-action disclosure application against HSBC UK, HSBC Private Bank and HSBC USA for trading data involving a series of foreign exchange trades in excess of £400m. Graham Huntley is the recommended founding partner; Abdulali Jiwaji 'has excellent interpersonal skills, is very good with clients and a pleasure to work with'; and Daniel Spendlove is 'very smart, client focused and details-oriented'. Other key contacts include Simon BushellIoannis Alexopoulos, Natalia Chumak, Hermes Marangos, Adam Rooney, Julian Connerty and Josh Wong .

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London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Dispute resolution boutique Signature Litigation LLP handles large, high-profile professional negligence claims, often with a cross-border element, for claimants and defendants. It represented Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation in a claim against its former solicitors' firm, Dechert LLP. Daniel Spendlove and Graham Huntley head the team, and Abdulali Jiwaji is also a key name.

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