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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Commercial dispute resolution


Partner in the commercial dispute resolution team advising on a wide variety of financial services and complex commercial disputes as well as on regulatory investigations, enforcement actions, and civil fraud claims.

He has conducted group litigation for shareholder and investor claimants, and acted in international arbitrations and litigation in a number of high profile cases arising out of the last global financial crisis. His clients include funds, investor groups, banks and other financial institutions, high net worth individuals and corporates, particularly real estate investment and development businesses.

He is also a solicitor advocate.


Joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2019.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s practice is active in several specialist areas beyond general commercial litigation, including international disputes; group actions involving professional negligence and financial mis-selling; banking and finance litigation; defamation and reputation management; and digital asset disputes and cybercrime. Additional key areas are insolvency, health and safety/product liability claims, HNW-related disputes, and IP/IT matters. Clare Arthurs heads the litigation team, which features international litigation leader Richard Marshall, who is ‘fiercely bright‘; IP & IT disputes head Phillip D’Costa; and cross-border disputes expert Alex Fox. The second line of partners showcases Michael Brown, who acts in financial services-related commercial disputes; David O’Brien, who ‘sees points that others would not‘; and Kamran Rehman, a 2021 recruit from Shakespeare Martineau LLP. Charlotte Hill, Oliver Cooke and Laura Coleclough are experienced senior associates, while former practice head Rustam Dubash retired from the partnership during 2022, but remains a consultant.