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Collyer Bristow LLP

Work 020 7242 7363
Geneva, London

Robin Henry

Work +44 (0)20 7470 4429
Collyer Bristow LLP

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Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, Financial Services, Banking and financial Disputes


Partner: Robin's main areas of expertise are financial services, financial disputes and insolvency and corporate recovery. He has wide experience of both contentious and non-contentious banking and insolvency matters, with an emphasis on financial markets work and distressed debt. He has acted for many clients in relation to misselling of forex, and other derivatives, and interest rate swaps. Robin gained experience of distressed debt trading from being seconded to Morgan Stanley and has since advised clients in this area, including on Lehman and MF Global claims. He has worked for administrators, administrative receivers and fixed charge receivers appointed in respect of numerous companies, involving both business and property sales. With regard to contentious insolvency, Robin’s experience includes actions for mortgage fraud and other claims and investigations brought by Insolvency Practitioners against companies and directors. He has also defended directors against claims brought by IPs and negotiated on behalf of companies in debt restructuring negotiations.


Trainee solicitor at Mills & Reeve, 1989-1991; Associate at Mills & Reeve, 1991-1996; Senior Lecturer, University of West London, 1996-2002; Supervising Associate at Simmons & Simmons, 2002-2012; Partner at Davenport Lyons, 2012-2014; Partner at Collyer Bristow, 2014 to date.


Robin is a member of R3 and the Insolvency Lawyers Association.


CPE and Law Society Finals, the College of Law, Guildford, 1987-1989; Politics and Modern History, Edinburgh University, 1983-1987; University of Pennsylvania, 1985-1986; King Edward VI School, Norwich, 1976-1982.

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Collyer Bristow LLP is best known for conflict-free litigation against banks;and disputes regarding complex products and financial structures including derivatives, benchmark manipulation, assignment of bank debts, and distressed debt trading, along with syndicated lending, securitisation, and unregulated collective investment schemes. It acted for Secure Capital (SC), a Luxembourg investment vehicle, in Commercial Court proceedings against Credit Suisse, which had issued longevity notes; SC alleged that the notes were designed to fail. Stephen Rosen, Janine Alexander, Robin Henry and Richard Viegas are the recomended names.

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