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Adam Rooney

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Signature Litigation LLP

Work Department

Litigation, Competition Law


Adam centres his practice on cross-border disputes has experience in a broad range of complex competition and commercial litigation matters. He is experienced in litigating in the English courts, and in other common law jurisdictions, including Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jersey, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, DIFC and certain states in the US.  He has also been involved in litigation in civil law systems, notably Switzerland, France and Russia. Adam has also represented parties in international arbitrations, both institutional and ad hoc, with seats in London, Paris, Geneva, Hong Kong, Singapore and Hanoi.

Adam regularly works in French and frequently comments in the press and publishes articles on UK and European competition law and client-sensitive issues such as disclosure. As a barrister, Adam has rights of audience in all of the courts of England and Wales and before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.


Associate Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 2001; Gide Loyrette Nouel 2007 (Partner from 2011); Shareholder Greenberg Traurig Maher 2014; Partner Signature Litigation 2015


English, French and Italian


Competition Law Association


King’s College London; Université de Paris I; Inns of Court School of Law



London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Signature Litigation LLP 'does a good job of predicting the potential moves of opponents and taking countermeasures in advance'. The practice advises on all aspects of large-scale banking litigation. Highlights included acting for one of the three lead groups of RBS shareholders, which brought unprecedented claims under the Financial Services and Markets Act’s section 90, against RBS with respect to its failed 2008 rights issue; the work involved the first major test of the section 90 liability, supported by a huge evidential a>nd forensic review of RBS’ businesses, particularly in relation to liquidity, capital and credit market exposure. The team also acted for Desiman, a property company, against Bank of Scotland, HBOS Treasury Services and Lloyds Bank for mis-selling LIBOR- referenced interest rate swaps; breach of implied representations; and wrongful appointment of administrative receivers.Graham Huntley is the founding partner and Abdulali Jiwaji 'has an ability to analyse difficult issues and provide concise and clear advice'. Other highly rated litigators are Simon Bushell, Julian Connerty, Daniel Spendlove and Natalia Chumak, along with Adam Rooney, Hermes Marangos, Ioannis Alexopoulos and Josh Wong, while Rory Spillman is a notable senior associate.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

'A first-class firm with a positive, collaborative culture of integrity', Signature Litigation LLP is a highly specialised dispute resolution firm, with a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases. The practice advised the ECU Group in a pre-action disclosure application against HSBC UK, HSBC Private Bank and HSBC USA for trading data involving a series of foreign exchange trades in excess of £400m. Graham Huntley is the recommended founding partner; Abdulali Jiwaji 'has excellent interpersonal skills, is very good with clients and a pleasure to work with'; and Daniel Spendlove is 'very smart, client focused and details-oriented'. Other key contacts include Simon Bushell, Ioannis Alexopoulos, Natalia Chumak, Hermes Marangos, Adam Rooney, Julian Connerty and Josh Wong .

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Signature Litigation LLP 'has a strong and experienced arbitration team'. The practice has substantial experience acting for clients in high-value, complex international arbitrations; and is particularly noted for disputes work involving Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The key contacts are Natalia Chumak, Ioannis Alexopoulos, Adam Rooney and Josh Wong. Counsel Neil Newing, who joined from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, and senior associate Nick Storrs are also highly regarded.

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