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Dechert LLP

160 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, LONDON, EC4V 4QQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7184 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 7184 7001
DX:
30 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.dechert.com

Stephen Surgeoner

Tel:
Work +44 20 7184 7877
Email:
Web:
www.dechert.com/people/s/stephen-surgeoner
Dechert LLP

Work Department

Complex Commercial Litigation; Litigation and Arbitration; Banking and Financial Institutions; Finance; International Arbitration

Position

Partner

Career

Stephen Surgeoner has more than two decades of experience advising clients on all forms of commercial dispute resolution, with a focus on the banking, funds, insurance, energy and telecommunications industries.

Mr. Surgeoner has considerable experience in assisting clients with high-value, cross-jurisdictional complex commercial litigation both in London and globally.

Mr Surgeoner also focuses on alternative methods of dispute resolution including domestic and international arbitration and mediation.

In addition to dispute resolution, Mr. Surgeoner advises financial institutions and corporate enterprises on risk mitigation including the use of insurance products such as political risk, credit, directors and officers and warranty and indemnity insurance.

He also represents policyholders in maximising recoveries under their insurance assets.

Mr Surgeoner also regularly advises clients on contract drafting and the structuring of insurance and reinsurance to hedge risk.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Surgeoner served as a litigation and dispute resolution partner at Clifford Chance.

Languages

English

Member

Law Society, England and Wales; Law Society, Ireland

Education

University of Cambridge, B.A., 1991


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Dechert LLP recently hired Sidley Austin LLP's former global litigation co-head Dorothy Cory-Wright  as its commercial disputes head. 'The team has a great deal of strength in terms of intellectual firepower and sector experience' and it frequently acts for commercial and investment banks and financial institutions before the English and international courts. Adam Silver is noted for financial litigation, fraud matters and contentious insolvency, while Stephen Surgeoner and Andrew Hearn  are also key advisers.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Dechert LLP  'has good ability to think strategically and give clients sound advice, from a general commercial and strategic perspective as well as a legal one'. The London practice fields complex commercial litigators who are best known for handling high-stakes, multi-jurisdictional disputes on behalf of  financial institutions, global corporations, high-net-worth individuals, corporate and sovereign debtholders, and investment funds. Commercial disputes head Dorothy Cory-Wright and counsel John Bedford joined  in 2018 from Sidley Austin LLP, while the other names to note are Andrew Hearn, Adam Silver and Stephen Surgeoner, along with senior associate Daniel Natoff. Former commercial disputes head Bernard Caulfield retired from the firm.

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