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Oliver Glynn-Jones

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Commercial dispute resolution.


Partner and solicitor advocate who heads the firm’s commercial dispute resolution group. Acts for investment and retail banks, funds, issuers, bondholders and other financial counterparties. Specialising in corporate and financial litigation, involving the resolution of complex, major corporate disputes, often with a cross-border element. These include general contractual and commercial disputes, warranty and indemnity claims and shareholder disputes. Has a particular focus on investment banking and structured finance litigation and has acted in a number of high profile and market leading cases, including BNY Corporate Trustee Services Limited v Eurosail – UK 2007 3BL PLC. Over 18 years’ experience in the resolution of major commercial disputes.


Trained Orchard, qualified 2000; associate Berwin Leighton Paisner 2001-2010; partner Berwin Leighton Paisner 2010.


American Bar Association, international section; Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates.


Royal Grammar School, Guildford; University of Durham (1996 Economics and Politics); College of Law, Guildford (1997 CPE; 1998 LPC).


Rugby union, golf and family.

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Leading individuals

Oliver Glynn-Jones - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP was formed in 2018 from the merger of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Bryan Cave. The practice 'provides an efficient, value-for-money service; it has a close-knit team of litigators and works very well together and with counsel'. Oliver Glynn-Jones heads the firm’s banking litigation team and specialises in all aspects of financial litigation; Glynn-Jones is 'an outstanding all-round litigator with an acute sense of long-term strategy in complex, high-value litigation and he is superb with clients, barristers and opposing solicitors alike'. Segun Osuntokun’s cases arise out of or involve the banking and financial services industry and he heads the firm’s Africa Group. The team acted for Citicorp Trustee Company, as delegate of the issuer and trustee of a $650m Sukuk, in a claim against BNP Paribas for misrepresentation, negligence and breach of contract in its role as arranger, sole bookrunner and lead manager of the Sukuk. It also advised Access Bank, one of the largest banks in Nigeria, on its successful claim against its former CEO and managing director, which claim included allegations of misappropriation of the bank’s funds and the operation of an illegal share purchase scheme. Oran Gelb is also highly rated and Sarah McAtominey and Clare Reeve are notable senior associates.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP was formed in 2018 from the merger of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Bryan Cave, the latter firm bringing in Mathew Rea, Robert Dougans, counsel Maria Gritsenko and associates Joseph McCormick  and Serena Cooke. The practice 'has an excellent handling of cases', with many of the team's recent highlights including corporate elements such as derivative claims, shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice claims. It acted for BCA Trading in an unfair prejudice claim by the managing director of an acquired company, who remains a minority shareholder; the case involved the practice reportedly securing, for the first time on a contested application, an order for the use of predictive coding technology. The 'strategic' Oliver Glynn-Jones  heads the commercial dispute resolution team; Graham Shear, who 'has a sharp focus on getting the best outcome', heads the international litigation and corporate risk group; Oran Gelb is 'excellent'; and Joby Davies is also a key adviser. Andrew Tuson, who heads the corporate crime practice, is another key name. Sarah McAtominey and Helen Armstrong are notable senior associates.

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