Davina Given > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Commercial disputes.


Davina advises corporates, financial institutions and individuals on a range of complex commercial and financial disputes. These have included claims arising out of financial structures such as hedge fund linked notes and syndicated loans, as well as breaches of warranty and professional negligence. Davina also has extensive experience of national and international internal, regulatory and criminal investigations in relation to money laundering, bribery, sanctions, smuggling and compliance with financial regulation.  She also has experience in art-related disputes.


Trained Allen & Overy LLP; qualified 2004; Allen & Overy 2004-12; RPC 2014; partner RPC 2015. Publications of note: contributor to ‘Serious Economic Crime: A boardroom guide to prevention and compliance’ (ed Travers, 2011).




London Solicitors Litigation Association; Commercial Litigators Forum; Financial Services Lawyers Association; Professional Advisors to the International Art Market; City of London Law Society Corporate Crime and Corruption Committee.


The Abbey School, Reading; St Hilda’s College, Oxford University (2000 BA (Hons) First Class Classics); Oxford Brookes University (2001 Post-Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (2002 Legal Practice Certificate, Distinction); 2011 Higher Courts (Civil Advocacy) qualification.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

A diverse roster of clients – ranging from asset managers to retailers, manufacturers to funds, and high net worth individuals to tech companies – instructs the ‘vibrant group of disputes practitioners‘ at RPC. The team’s in-depth sector knowledge, international reach, and complementary non-contentious strength combine to make it ‘an opponent to be feared‘. ‘Fantastic litigatorTom Hibbert and ‘incredibly valuable and important adviserGeraldine Elliott sit at the head of the group. For complex fraud cases, including those with a nexus to cyber, Daniel Wyatt is singled out. Simon Hart  , whose cases frequently involve financial restructuring issues, and Davina Given  , whose specialism is art-related disputes, are also names to note.

London > Private client > Art and cultural property

(Firms to watch)

Davina Given (who has a ‘keen mind’) heads the group at RPC that is particularly recommended for its work on a range of major art disputes. Key clients include auction houses, collectors/copyright owners as well as dealers, wealthy individuals, insurers and foundations.