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Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Dispute resolution and litigation


Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime

Norton Rose Fulbright handles matters such as  investigations, enforcement, allegations of bribery and corruption, international complex fraud, money laundering, market abuse, insider trading, extradition and corporate manslaughter. The firm deals with domestic and multijurisdictional cases brought by agencies including the SFO, FCA, NCA, HMRC and the CPS. It represents clients from interview to trial and beyond. Co-head of team Neil O’May focuses on corporate, business and white-collar crime. Patrick Bourke also heads the team. Jeff Cottle joined as partner from Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s ‘experience in a multitude of matters makes it the team to have by a client’s side in any dispute‘. The London team has particular experience in growth markets such as Hong Kong, mainland China and greater Asia, India, the Middle East and the CIS. It also acts across the firm’s key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Sherina Petit leads the international arbitration practice across Asia, Europe and the Middle East and heads the firm’s India practice globally. James Rogers currently has the busiest arbitration case load in the London office. Also highly regarded are Patrick Farrell, Neil Miller, Donald WarnockPhilip Roche and Patrick BourkeMatthew Buckle is an experienced senior associate. Irina Tymczyszyn left to become a full-time international arbitrator.

London > Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Norton Rose Fulbright advises clients on multi-jurisdictional investigations, enforcement, criminal prosecutions and civil litigation through its global network of offices. It often advises clients facing investigations by the bodies such as the SFO, FCA, HMRC, NCA and CPS, advising on matters in fields such as cybercrime, bribery, money laundering, compliance and export controls. Clients include corporates, financial institutions and senior individuals. Patrick Bourke co–heads the team alongside Neil O’May , who handles international fraud, market abuse and investigations. Lista Cannon focuses on transnational regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. David Harris is recommended for his cross-sector experience and deals with clients in the financial services, banking, energy and defence sectors. Jeffrey Cottle, who splits his time between Washington and London, joined as partner from Steptoe and Johnson UK LLP. Sam Eastwood and Jason Hungerford both left the firm for Mayer Brown International LLP.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Norton Rose Fulbright ‘provides in-depth sector knowledge and real identification with clients’ issues and priorities; it is also one of the easiest teams around to work with‘. The firm’s disputes lawyers advise multinational and domestic corporate clients on the full spectrum of complex contentious corporate and commercial matters. It acts for public and private companies operating across the financial institutions, energy, infrastructure, mining and commodities, transport, technology, and life sciences and healthcare sectors. Recommended advisers are Ruth Cowley, Antony Corsi, Ffion FlockhartNeil Miller and Patrick Bourke, along with EMEA head of litigation and  disputes and global head of antitrust Peter Scott . Of counsels Jane Park-Weir and Charlie Weston-Simons, who was promoted in 2018, are also recommended. Harriet Jones-Fenleigh was made partner in 2019. Veteran litigator and white collar specialist Sam Eastwood left for Mayer  Brown in 2018.