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Slaughter and May
ONE BUNHILL ROW
LONDON
EC1Y 8YY
England

Living Wage

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Dispute Resolution Group Partner and co-head of the firm’s Global Investigations group. Specialises in commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution; extensive experience in a wide range of complex and substantial disputes both domestic and international; practice covers banking (including derivatives and trade finance disputes), fraud, insurance and reinsurance, competition and insolvency litigation; also includes managing significant regulatory and criminal investigations and proceedings both within the UK and elsewhere in the world.

Career

Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 1993; partner 2000.

Education

Uppingham School; Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (1989 MA Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

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Slaughter and May‘s ‘exceptional‘ team advises on a broad range of multi-jurisdictional financial, regulatory, enforcement and corporate crime matters. With extensive expertise in allegations of bribery, corruption, fraud, sanctions, civil litigation and criminal proceedings, the firm is well-versed at dealing with various international regulators and enforcement agencies including the SFO and FCA in the UK and the SEC and DoJ in the US. Richard Swallow co-heads the team and is experienced in high-value disputes and criminal investigations. Jonathan Cotton, who co-heads the team alongside him, deals with investigations, criminal prosecutions and regulatory cases concerning the Bribery Act, the Proceeds of Crime Act and the Financial Services and Markets Act. David Green CB QC, the former head of the SFO, joined as a senior consultant, adding further weight to the practice. Camilla Sanger and Holly Ware were both promoted to partner.

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.

London > Dispute resolution > Competition litigation

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Slaughter and May’s cross-practice competition litigation group draws upon the expertise of the firm’s dispute resolution and competition departments. Work spans the full range of litigation and includes damages actions at all levels of the UK judicial system, cross-border contentious work coming in through the group’s ‘best friends’ network, regulatory appeals and judicial review proceedings. In the follow-on damages space, the team advises clients on actions arising as a result of a number of high-profile cartel investigations by authorities in the trucks, air cargo, smartcards, glass manufacturing, and other industries. Prominent in this respect is the team’s assistance to defendant British Airways during the air cargo multi-party litigation before the English, Dutch and German courts. Another notable highlight is acting for truck manufacturer MAN on multiple damages actions, following the European Commission’s truck cartel investigation. Richard Swallow leads the practice, where Jonathan Clark and recently promoted partners Camilla Sanger and Holly Ware are also noted.