Richard Bunce > Simmons & Simmons > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Simmons & Simmons

Work Department

Dispute resolution.


Richard is a partner in the London finance litigation group and also a member of the firm’s crime, fraud and investigations group. He is a specialist in contentious matters arising in the banking, debt capital markets and financial services industry sectors. His practice involves advising on a wide range of legal issues and he has considerable experience of dealing with a broad range of complex, high-value commercial disputes and problems. His practice has a strong international focus. Richard also undertakes regulatory investigations. The client base Richard works with is predominantly financial institutions. These principally comprise of investment banks and commercial banks, and also include trust corporations, investment managers and other financial services providers. Richard is recognised as an expert in banking litigation and claimant fraud.


Trained Simmons & Simmons; qualified 1990; secondment to the firm’s capital markets group.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

(Leading individuals)

Richard BunceSimmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons‘ practice ‘has excellent industry-leading knowledge‘. It is focused exclusively on contentious work for financial institutions, asset managers and hedge funds, and combines expertise in financial markets litigation, investigations, and financial crime. Representative work includes LIBOR, EURIBOR, FX benchmarking, and major product mis-selling claims. Tim Boyce is financial markets litigation practice head, Richard Bunce is ‘able to see the big picture and advise on strategy‘, Ed Crosse is a ‘tremendous commercial litigator‘, and Alexander Thavenot is ‘responsive to client demands and has an impressive strategic handle on matters‘. Other widely respected partners include senior partner Colin Passmore, as well as Robert TurnerCaroline Hunter-Yeats, Robert Allen and Paul BakerJoanna Pearson relocated to the London office from Singapore, and Adam Brown and Elizabeth Williams were promoted to the partnership.