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Rory Spillman

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Signature Litigation LLP

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Commercial Litigation, Banking Litigation


Rory specialises in financial markets and large complex multi-party international disputes, including allegations of breach of contract and contractual interpretation, breach of statutory obligations and fiduciary duties and fraud.

His experience covers High Court litigation, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court proceedings and judicial review. Rory also advises on white-collar regulatory investigations. His experience covers FCA investigations and interviews, Upper Tribunal proceedings, and advising individuals with respect to FCA investigations into them and their employers. This includes advising and working with foreign legal teams in the wider context of multi-jurisdictional regulatory, criminal and civil investigations, including SEC and DOJ proceedings.

Rory's recent experience includes advising a lead claimant group made up of large corporations and individuals in the RBS Rights Issue Group Litigation.


Trained, Hogan Lovells 2010; qualified, 2012; Associate, Signature Litigation 2012.


London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA); Junior LSLA; Rory also sits on the Executive Committee of the Financial Services Lawyers’ Association.

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Next generation lawyers

Rory Spillman - Signature Litigation LLP

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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