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Norton Rose Fulbright

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David Harris

Work 44 20 7444 5977
Norton Rose Fulbright

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Dispute resolution and litigation


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 CannonRadford 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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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Within: Next generation lawyers

David Harris - Norton Rose Fulbright

Within: Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

The ‘outstanding’ practice at Norton Rose Fulbright advises a wide range of corporate clients in high-profile investigations. It is adept at handling multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, criminal investigations and related prosecutions and civil litigation. It provides advices on issues of bribery and corruption, fraud, money-laundering, antitrust, economic sanctions, export controls, human rights and market manipulation. Sam Eastwood (now at Mayer Brown International LLP) headed the team alongside Peter Scott and Neil O’May who has ‘quickly established a reputation as a go-to person for managing these cases’. Lista M. Cannon is ‘always thinking three steps ahead of everyone else – she has long-range vision, and commands the confidence of her clients’. David Harris is noted for his ‘mastery of the detail of all aspects of his cases’. Pamela Reddy joined as partner from Simons Muirhead & Burton. Ruth Cowley is also recommended. Chris Warren-Smith  and Melanie Ryan left for Morgan Lewis.

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