Chris Ross > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Financial disputes


Partner. Chris Ross is a litigator specialising in commercial, banking and finance and competition-related disputes, often with a multi-jurisdictional element.

He has acted in a variety of matters involving complex derivatives, structured products and other lending and finance arrangements. His clients include hedge funds, asset managers and sophisticated institutional investors.

Chris is a member of the firm’s cross-practice Competition Litigation team. He has advised clients in both bringing and defending follow-on damages claims, in relation to competition law infringements at both domestic and EU level.

Prior to joining RPC, Chris lived and worked in Singapore and has experience of dispute resolution mechanisms across South East Asia.

He is a Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience.


Herbert Smith Freehills 2004-2012; qualified 2006; RPC 2012; partner RPC 2017.


King Edward VI Grammar School; Pembroke College, University of Oxford: MA (Jurisprudence); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.


Tennis; running; motorsport

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

(Next Generation Partners)

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For investors or borrowers in need of a strong firm to take on the banking behemoths‘, RPC is a firm to note. It handles litigation relating to capital markets transactions, structured finance products, loan facilities and contentious insolvency and restructuring matters and benefits from the ability to leverage its strong non-contentious commercial, tax and insurance practices, while remaining conflict-light. The ‘tough and pragmaticTom Hibbert (who specialises in investment banking litigation with an emphasis on capital markets, fund management-related matters) heads the commercial disputes group while Simon Hart leads the banking and financial markets disputes team, which includes Andy McGregor and contentious regulation expert Jonathan Cary. It fields ‘an exceptionally strong group of more junior partners‘, which include Alan Williams, the ‘diligent, thoughtful and creativeParham Kouchikali,  Chris Ross and recently promoted Daniel Hemming (who ‘is a star of the future‘).  ‘Outstanding senior associateCharlotte Henschen (née Ducker) is also a ‘huge asset to any litigation team‘.