The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Living Wage
ATLANTIC HOUSE, HOLBORN VIADUCT, LONDON, EC1A 2FG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7296 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7296 2001
DX:
57 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.hoganlovells.com

Ruth Grant

Tel:
Work +44 20 7296 2000
Email:
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Work Department

Litigation

Position

A partner in our London office, Ruth Grant focuses on dispute resolution work in the fields of product liability and professional liability/negligence. Ruth has a broad litigation background based on over 30 years experience handling disputes for a variety of commercial clients in the High Court in London and working with US lawyers in proceedings in the US for UK clients. With extensive involvement of over 15 years in tobacco-related litigation in the UK, the US and in a number of British Commonwealth jurisdictions, Ruth has a wealth of knowledge on managing complex cross-border litigation and the evidential issues that can arise.


London: Dispute resolution

Competition litigation

Within: Competition litigation

Hogan Lovells International LLP is noted for the 'sophisticated approach' it provides to defendants in early regulatory investigations and damages actions. The team is led by 'leading lightNicholas Heaton, who has 'earned a reputation as an undoubted leader in the field' on the basis of his significant experience. He is currently co-ordinating the multi-jurisdictional defence for Air Canada in the £5bn damages claims in the air cargo cartel case and defending Safran in a high-value claim arising from the power cable cartel. Ruth Grant and 'intellectually tough' counsel Paul Chaplin  continues to represent British American Tobacco in a longstanding series of damages claims brought by two Georgian tobacco producers, Tbilisi Tobacco and Omega Tobacco. Christopher Hutton is recommended for his expertise in matters arising out of the financial services sector.

[back to top]

Tax litigation and investigations

Within: Tax litigation and investigations

The 'first-class' team at Hogan Lovells International LLP demonstrates 'superlative professionalism', handling the spectrum of tax disputes. 'Deeply technically able' Rupert Shiers leads the team and has particular experience in navigating HMRC discussions and tax litigation. Her is currently representing Ball UK Holdings at the appeal stage of its dispute with HMRC concerning historic corporation tax planning. Ruth Grant is acting for British American Tobacco in its tax tribunal appeal against HMRC's attempt to impose tax penalties on the client for alleged failure to prevent tobacco smuggling. Tom Mcfarlane leads the transfer pricing team and supply chain team, which includes Graham Poole, who is noted for his 'depth of knowledge' and 'invaluable practical application of the arms-length principle'. Lee Squires left for Grant Thornton UK LLP in June 2018, while Kevin Ashman retired in June 2017.

[back to top]

London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Ruth Grant - Hogan Lovells International LLP

[back to top]

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Hogan Lovells International LLP is a ‘high-class outfit’, which provides ‘client-friendly, commercially minded, legally sound advice and fights tenaciously for its clients’. It acts for and against a range of professionals, with particular expertise in claims against solicitors, actuaries, other pension professionals, property professionals, insurance brokers and accountants. The team is acting for Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation in its Solicitors Act cost assessment proceedings against Dechert LLP in relation to £11m of fees incurred. Willis Group Holdings is also a key client. Department head Nicholas Heaton has a ‘great eye for detail and is very pragmatic’; he specialises in substantial claims against lawyers, professionals involved in pensions schemes, and accountants. The ‘indomitableAngela Dimsdale Gill has a ‘wealth of experience, tactical nous and detailed legal knowledge’ and stands out for her expertise in pensions-related disputes. Ruth Grant handles disputes for a variety of commercial clients and is noted for cross-border mandates. Senior associate Nathan Sherlock is a ‘very bright associate with a maturity and performance in advance of his years’.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments by:
Hogan Lovells US LLP

  • Hong Kong Enacts Competition Law

    After years of debate, on 14 June 2012 and in its last days of office, the Legislative Council finally enacted Hong Kong’s first cross- sector competition law.
    - Hogan Lovells

Legal Developments in London

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • The legal difference between a consultant and an employee according to Nicaraguan Law

    Knowing the legal difference between a consultant and an employee is important for a company that needs to hire someone in Nicaragua or for a person interested in rendering services for a company or another person, due to the fact that the nature of the contractual relationship will determine many factors that both parties must be aware of before executing the contracting modality that will govern the relationship between them - the nature of the contractual relationship impacts on the employment benefits, tax implications and liabilities that the parties must comply with according to the law.  labor_law_in_nicaragua
  • Single director - shareholder Companies according to the Nicaraguan legal system

    What is a Single Shareholder and Director legal entity?
  • Business in Nicaragua- The Most Important Changes in the Recent Tax Reform

    In recent years, the country ́s the government has been committed to improving Taxation in Nicaragua and attempting to follow the legislative model used by some of the other countries in the region. Starting January 1st, 2013, a new tax law (Law No. 822, Tax Concertation Law) came into force in and completely changed the taxation system in Nicaragua. Two years later a new law was issued by the National Assembly containing more than 80 amendments, additions and repeals (Law No 891) which came into force December 18th, 2014.