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Slaughter and May

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Dispute Resolution


Partner. Richard’s practice spans a broad-range of high profile commercial disputes, investigations and contentious regulatory and tax matters, often involving multiple jurisdictions. He acts for major corporates and financial institutions as well as governmental bodies and international organisations.
Richard is also a partner in the firm’s Data Protection and Privacy hub and advises on all aspects of data protection and privacy, including in the context of global investigations or disputes.


Joined Slaughter and May 2005. Partner since 2016.

Contributing editor and UK chapter author to Getting the Deal Through: Tax Controversy 2017. Recognised as a leading practitioner in the International Tax Review: Tax Controversy Leadrs Guide, 2017.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

(Next Generation Partners)

Richard JeensSlaughter and May

Slaughter and May‘s strong tax disputes department handles the full spectrum of contentious tax work (including cross-border disputes), in addition to assisting non-contentious tax clients with continuous disclosure regimes, governance and reputational risk matters. The team also has niche expertise in the technology sector; advising UK and non-UK headquartered multinational companies in relation to transfer pricing and diverted profits tax issues. Dominic Robertson and Richard Jeens jointly lead the team, which includes dispute resolution head Sarah Lee, investigations specialist James Stacey and Sarah Blakelock who joined the team as a consultant from KPMG United Kingdom in 2018.

London > Human resources > Pensions: dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Richard JeensSlaughter and May

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Slaughter and May‘s ‘excellent all-rounders‘ act for a broad spectrum of clients in the financial sector, including investment banks, major building societies, accountants, hedge funds, actuaries and private equity firms, and the practice stands out for  high-value, technically-demanding, multi-jurisdictional disputes. In one of the largest and most significant global investigations undertaken by regulators since the financial crisis, the team acted for JPMorgan Chase & Co in regulatory and governmental investigations (and related civil claims) into foreign exchange trading at a number of banks. Sarah Lee is dispute resolution group head, Deborah Finkler has led on many of the firm’s investigative and enforcement actions, and Jonathan Clark‘s practice includes advising on litigation involving complex derivatives transactions, benchmark manipulation and regulatory investigations. Also highly regarded are Richard Jeens, Ewan Brown and recently promoted partner Camilla Sanger. At associate level, Peter Wickham is also noted.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Slaughter and May is ‘a class act – the Rolls-Royce service for commercial litigation‘. Acting for FTSE 100 clients across all industry sectors, the practice attracts some of the most significant, complex and high-value cases in the market. Demonstrating the strength of the firm’s practice, in what is reportedly one of the largest lawsuits in English legal history,  Richard Swallow and Efstathios Michael acted for BHP Group (BHP), an Anglo-Australian multinational mining, metals and petroleum company, and four non-UK-domiciled BHP entities, all of whom are defendants to claims that arose out of the collapse of the Fundão dam in Brazil. Sarah Lee heads the firm’s dispute resolution group while former practice head Deborah Finkler  has a broad practice but is particularly experienced in banking litigation and regulatory investigations as well as complex recovery and insolvency work.  Other highly regarded advisers in the team include Damian Taylor, Jonathan Clark, Richard Jeens and James Stacey, while Megan Sandler and Kimia Shedy are the senior associates to note. Camilla Sanger and Holly Ware were made partners in 2018.