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Derval Walsh

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Mishcon de Reya LLP

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Dispute Resolution - Finance & Banking Disputes


Derval is a Partner in the Finance and Banking Group in the Dispute Resolution department. He specialises in complex finance and banking disputes and has experience of major commercial and banking cases in English and foreign courts and arbitration forums. 

He has been involved in disputes involving rights in respect of loan notes, interest rate hedging products, SIV-lite structures, syndicated loans, sovereign debt and interbank money market debt.

Derval has considerable expertise in property acquisition finance disputes and has specialist knowledge of NAMA-related matters. He also has a particular focus on CIS/Russian disputes.

Legal 500 has commended Derval on giving "exceptional service" to clients.

Derval is a Solicitor Advocate.


Partner, Mishcon de Reya; Solicitor, White & Case; Qualified, Solicitor, Herbert Smith


Oxford University (BCL Masters Degree); Trinity College Dublin (LLB (1st class honours))

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Mishcon de Reya LLP's 'well resourced and experienced team' acts in large finance disputes, particularly in the private equity and hedge funds space. The team defended Maze Sarl against a Commercial Court claim concerning enforcement action taken by VTB, Russia's second largest bank over the majority shares in Vivacom, the largest telecoms network in Bulgaria, such shares being pledged to VTB as security for a €150m loan. Masoud Zabeti heads the finance and banking disputes group; James Oldnall is 'a very able individual'; and Adam Epstein is 'very clever, thoughtful and meticulous in his preparation and running of a case'. Derval Walsh, Mohammed Khamisa QC  and Genevieve Quierin are also highly rated, along with contentious regulatory partner Guy Wilkes, who was hired from Mayer Brown International LLP. 

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