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Philip Rubens

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Teacher Stern LLP

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Dispute Resolution


Philip is a highly regarded solicitor advocate with a very good record in commercial disputes and recognised expertise in contentious financial services.

Philip’s financial services expertise includes advice in relation to hedge funds, crowd funding, peer to peer lending, corporate internal investigations, dawn raids, foreign investigations, insider dealing, spread betting, wall-crossing, misleading statements and practices, contracts for differences, market abuse, market manipulation, bookbuilding, breaches of Listing Rules, Approved Persons, corporate finance issues, swaps misselling, high income products, perimeter, Isdafix, unregulated collective investment schemes, financial promotion, money laundering and overallotment. He advises on issues of conduct of business – e.g. best execution, customer order priority misselling of non packaged products. He has appeared as advocate before the Regulatory and Decisions Committee of the FCA. Philip’s financial services clients include brokers, hedge fund managers and investment bankers.

Litigation in the Higher Courts conducted by Philip includes group actions relating to breaches of section 90 and 90(A) FSMA 2000, fraud, insolvency, swaps misselling, professional negligence, trust disputes and breaches of contract. His arbitrations in relation to a number of industries including Financial Services, Telecoms and Oil and Gas include references to the LCIA as well as participating in ad hoc arbitrations.


Partner - Teacher Stern, Partner - Cooke, Young & Keidan, Partner - Finers Stephens Innocent

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Teacher Stern LLP's banking litigation practice is headed by Philip Rubens, who is well known for large-scale actions against banks concerning the mis-selling of financial products. The department also undertakes actions involving commodity litigation, fraud claims, insolvency litigation and professional negligence actions. Recent matters include advising HMG Investment Holdings, as claimant against NatWest Bank, in claims for the mis-selling of an interest rate hedging product and substantial consequential losses. Senior associate David Bowman is also recommended.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Teacher Stern LLP's 'team is impressive, clear sighted and practical'. Its focus is on high-value contractual and shareholder actions; professional negligence and fraud and asset tracing claims; and mis-selling disputes against institutional defendants. Team head Jack Rabinowicz is 'a highly intuitive and determined lawyer who sees routes that don’t occur to others'; Navinder Grover is 'an outstanding commercial litigator'; Rajesh Pabla is 'a lone voice of reason in a crowded room'; and Clare Toomer is 'a very effective and efficient litigator'. Other key contacts include Rod Cowper and Philip Rubens.

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