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Addleshaw Goddard

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Mark Gill

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Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Contentious and commercial division.


Banking litigation, including investment and retail.


Articled clerk Alsop Stevens Batesons; qualified 1977; lecturer College of Law 1977-79; Denton Wilde Sapte 1979-2006 (partner 1985-2006); partner Addleshaw Goddard 2006. Current directorships: an independent governor of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (UK).


St Anselm’s College, Birkenhead; University College, London (1974 LLB (first)).


Watching modern dance, theatre, cinema.

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Gill - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Addleshaw Goddard¬†has a full-service banking litigation practice, which includes highly developed financial regulatory and financial crime expertise; and the team is regularly engaged in matters involving international or cross-border elements. The team successfully defended (up to Supreme Court level) Kommunale Wasserwerke Leipzig, the water authority for Germany‚Äôs City of Leipzig, against an approximately ‚ā¨350m claim brought by UBS that involved the sale of derivatives and bribery and fraud issues. Department head Michael Barnett, who is 'hugely experienced in banking litigation and invariably gets the right approach in tricky disputes',¬†is recommended for investment banking, derivatives and structured finance cases; and¬†Mark Gill¬†handles major banking and financial disputes, including cases featuring financial products such as derivatives and swaps. Gill is 'a master litigator with exceptional powers of analysing and simplifying complex problems, allied with great tactical skills'. Other key contacts are¬†Chris Brennan¬†, who¬†specialises in financial services regulatory matters, enforcement and disputes; the¬†'highly skilled strategist'¬†Richard Clayton,'a brilliant problem solver with finely-honed litigation skills¬†who achieves very successful outcomes'¬†and whose ¬†recent experience includes cases involving derivatives, other structured credits, trade finance, securitisation, bonds, mandate and prospectus issues; and James Herring, whose¬†expertise includes mis-selling claims, claims relating to lending and security issues, derivatives and structured products. Further names to note are corporate crime and investigations practice head¬†Nichola Peters¬†and Michelle de Kluyver, the latter joining from Allen & Overy LLP, bringing extensive expertise in cross-border investigations.

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London: Finance

Trade finance

Within: Trade finance

Addleshaw Goddard attracts praise for its 'industry knowledge and the number of experienced associates and senior associates it has at its disposal'. The firm is best known for mid-market asset-based lending matters, though it also handles invoice and supplier financing, commodity finance, PXF transactions, supply chain finance and structured trade deals. Banking partner and practice head Mike Davison  recently acted for a syndicate of banks on a shari'ah- compliant murabaha and trade facility agreement, and advised a major international bank on a transaction involving receivables financing, inventory finance and revolving credit facilities. The firm has 'a number of excellent associates in its team', including rising star James Tarleton, who plays a key role in asset-based lending, trade finance and specialty finance transactions, most notably borrowing base transactions and hybrid lending structures. Dispute resolution partner Michael Barnett has extensive experience in cross-border litigation arising from trade finance transactions. Banking litigator Mark Gill is also recommended.

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