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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 > Banking litigation: investment and retail

The ‘brilliant‘ business and financial disputes team at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP benefits from experience acting for and against banks in litigation, with particular expertise in swaps litigation. Practice head Rustam Dubash has significant experience representing Indian companies; Alexander Fox handles both traditional banking and fintech disputes, including cryptocurrency claims, while Phillip D’Costa  is noted for contentious regulatory matters. Other names to note include Michael Brown, who joined from Bird & Bird LLP , bringing misselling of investment products claims, LIBOR and card payment services disputes expertise. Recently promoted partner Emma Davies (who splits her time between Oxford and London) and ‘tenacious litigatorCharlotte Hill are other names to note.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP ‘has good depth of experience in commercial litigation, and provides advice that is both practically and commercially sound, while being highly effective‘. The team’s scope of work covers general commercial litigation, international litigation and arbitration, and group action litigation. Other litigation areas include banking and finance disputes, reputation management, cybercrime, product liability, energy, HNW disputes, and IP and IT; and the practice’s international work involves diverse jurisdictions, such as India and South America. Commercial dispute resolution head Rustam Dubash also heads the India group; David Niven and David O’Brien co-head the professional negligence and group action practices; Alex Fox leads the business and finance disputes team; while Richard Marshall is international litigation head. Also highly rated are IP and IT disputes head, Phillip D’Costa  and regulatory head John DohertyMichael Brown joined as a partner from Bird & Bird LLP in 2019, and consultant Noel McMichael and senior associate Charlotte Hill are also experienced practitioners.