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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. His clients include funds, bondholders, investors and investor groups, banks and other financial institutions, high net worth individuals and corporates. Recent claims have involved contracts for difference (CfD), financial spread betting and exchange traded funds (ETF).

He is also a solicitor advocate.


Joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2019.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Leading individuals)

Michael Brown – Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

A go-to legal firm that cannot be faulted‘, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP‘s has notable strength in cross-border and international disputes. The practice’s current claims roster includes several large-value matters involving countries such as India, Guinea and South America, as well as North America. Dividing her time between Cambridge and London, Clare Arthurs leads the team that comprises consultant Rustam Dubash, a former practice head; David Niven, who co-heads the professional negligence and group actions practice alongside David O’Brien; international litigation head Richard Marshall; and IP and IT disputes leader Phillip D’Costa. Also integral to the practice, Michael Brown, Kamran Rehman and Alex Fox all maintain active commercial disputes practices; and Charlotte Hill, Harriet Vidot and Laura Coleclough, along with Chris Hoyer MillerOliver Cooke, Colin Hayes, and Valya Georgieva are key senior associates. Insolvency and civil fraud partner John Adams joined from Browne Jacobson LLP in August 2022.