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Collyer Bristow LLP

4 BEDFORD ROW, LONDON, WC1R 4TF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 7363
DX:
163 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Web:
www.collyerbristow.com
Geneva, London

Robin Henry

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

Work Department

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

Position

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.

Career

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.

Member

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

Education

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. The practice handles disputes involving complex products and financial structures, including claims relating to derivatives; benchmark manipulation; assignment of bank debts; distressed debt trading; syndicated lending; structured finance; securitisation; and unregulated collective investment schemes. The team acted for Secure Capital, a Luxembourg investment vehicle, in Commercial Court proceedings against Credit Suisse, which alleged breach of warranty, misrepresentation and breach of the FSA principles of business. Stephen Rosen ‘has superb client-handling skills’; Janine Alexanderpossesses a ferocious intellect and is tactically very astute’; Robin Henry focuses on financial markets work and distressed debt; and Richard Viegas, who is experienced in banking disputes, joined from Bristows LLP as partner.

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