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Harold Brako

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Addleshaw Goddard

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Finance Litigation


Harold is a partner in Addleshaw Goddard's Litigation Division.  Harold specialises in banking and finance litigation, with particular expertise in asset based lending and receivables financing.  Harold also provides advice to a wide range of clients in the finance sector, including members of UK Finance, PE houses, several major UK and foreign clearing banks.

As an experienced litigator, Harold advises his clients in relation to all aspects of finance dispute resolution, including claims for and against lenders, fraud claims, asset recovery involving urgent injunctive processes, contractual / commercial disputes, merchant acquiring issues, reviews and enforcement of security as well as contentious insolvency proceedings.

Following 10 years at DLA Piper UK LLP, Harold founded and headed up the Manchester office of Shoosmiths LLP in 2009. He joined Addleshaw Goddard LLP in 2017.

North West: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Harold Brako - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: Banking litigation

Addleshaw Goddard acts for major UK Banks and other financial institutions on a range of disputes, with specialist expertise in asset finance and asset based lending. The team also handles professional negligence and fraud mandates, as well asset recovery and regulatory investigations. HSBC Bank, Shawbrook Bank, Yorkshire Building Society, West Bromwich Building Society, Aldermore Bank, Aldermore Invoice Finance and Nationwide Building Society are clients. The department was recently bolstered by the arrival of the ‘outstanding’ Harold Brako from Shoosmiths LLP, who is experienced in asset based lending and receivables financing. He leads a team that includes Ben Lowans, who splits his time between Manchester and Leeds and specialises in finance litigation and fraud, and Legal director Helen Collinge, who joined the team from Shoosmiths LLP alongside Brako. Managing associate Matthew O'Neill is also recommended.

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