Chris Ross > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Financial Disputes


Partner. Chris Ross is a highly experienced litigator specialising in commercial, banking and civil fraud disputes.

He acts for clients across a variety of matters including shareholder disputes, matters related to complex derivatives and other structured products and multi-jurisdictional fraud cases. His clients include high net worth individuals, company directors and sophisticated institutional investors. He has particular expertise in group actions and litigation funding arrangements.

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.

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 > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

Comprising a large specialist team, RPC is well-equipped to take on complex and multi-jurisdictional cases. With notable experience in Russian/FSU fraud disputes, the firm is developing innovative approaches to crypto fraud and asset recovery. The team is led by Tom Hibbert , a noted expert in African jurisdictions, large-scale corruption and unlawful asset-stripping cases and bolstered by the knowledge and experience of Jonathan Cary , a specialist in banking and finance disputes. Chris Ross  represents several high-net-worth individuals in multi-jurisdictional cases, and Parham Kouchikali  leverages his experience in the banking sector acting for several high-profile corporate clients and financial institutions. In addition, Alan Williams  draws upon his considerable knowledge of asset recovery, cross-border disputes and international arbitration.

London > Dispute resolution > Competition litigation

The ‘incredibly hardworking‘ group at RPC exhibits varied knowledge of class actions within the retail and technology sectors. Chris Ross leads the team, having broad experience in handling follow-on damages claims, in addition to collective proceedings. Counsel Melanie Musgrave has vast expertise in merger control and investigation issues, in addition to damages claims; and senior associate Leonia Chesterfield has ‘bags of experience‘ in High Court warrant applications and CMA infringement decisions.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

(Next Generation Partners)

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