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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Work 020 7283 6000
Fax 020 7283 6500

Matthew Waudby

Work 44 20 7444 2099
Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Dispute resolution and litigation; Banking and Finance


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Norton Rose Fulbright combines ‘detailed technical legal advice with a viable commercial approach’. It advises on high-value, cross-border fraud and asset tracing matters. The firm continues to act for Citibank and Citigroup Global Markets in a Commercial Court dispute concerning financing transactions entered into with the commodities trader Mercuria, this matter is worth $285m. Deirdre Walker heads the practice, supported by Ruth Cowley and Matthew Waudby, who is ‘absolutely excellent in both the application of the law and managing the complex web of relationships in a difficult case’. Pamela Reddy joined as partner. Chris Warren Smith and Melanie Ryan left the firm.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Norton Rose Fulbright 'has great depth of experience and knowledge in this practice area'. The team regularly acts in some of the most significant high-value banking and finance disputes; the team advises banks on disputes involving the whole range of banking products, including derivatives, bonds and structured finance, commodities and trade finance, and Islamic finance. The practice includes lawyers who are experienced in acting for banks in corporate crime investigations, fraud, asset-tracing and enforcement, enforcement of ship and aircraft mortgages, and insolvency disputes. It acted for The Law Debenture Trust Corporation, a corporate trustee, in a high-profile $3bn-plus Commercial Court claim (that went to the Court of Appeal in 2018) against Ukraine, brought on behalf of note holders to enforce payment of notes issued by Ukraine in 2013. Michael Godden heads the department; Paul Morris is 'a safe pair of hands and a sensible and pragmatic litigator'; and Matthew Waudby is 'the most extraordinary person, whose strategic and analytical thinking is impressive and he manages the most stressful situations in a calm and undisturbed manner'. Other key contacts include Lista Cannon, Radford Goodman, David Harris and John Verrill, the latter joining after the firm’s merger with Chadbourne & Parke LLP. Harriet Jones-Fenleigh  and Dominic Hennessy  are key of counsels. Chris Warren-Smith and Melanie Ryan joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP .

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