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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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Joby Davies

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Commercial dispute resolution.

Position

Partner who is an experienced commercial litigator, Joby has been involved in numerous high-profile, high-value and complex pieces of litigation for a diverse cross-section of clients from national airlines through to ‚ÄėA-list‚Äô celebrities. Joby has particular expertise in all areas of media and sports litigation. He acts for high profile celebrities and sports personalities in actions for defamation and breach of confidence/privacy - both pre and post-publication. In addition, he advises music publishers, authors and designers on all aspects of disputes involving copyright infringement. He has also represented Premier League footballers and clubs with respect to regulatory issues and disputes.


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP was formed in 2018 from the merger of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Bryan Cave, the latter firm bringing in Mathew Rea, Robert Dougans, counsel Maria Gritsenko and associates Joseph McCormick  and Serena Cooke. The practice 'has an excellent handling of cases', with many of the team's recent highlights including corporate elements such as derivative claims, shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice claims. It acted for BCA Trading in an unfair prejudice claim by the managing director of an acquired company, who remains a minority shareholder; the case involved the practice reportedly securing, for the first time on a contested application, an order for the use of predictive coding technology. The 'strategic' Oliver Glynn-Jones  heads the commercial dispute resolution team; Graham Shear, who 'has a sharp focus on getting the best outcome', heads the international litigation and corporate risk group; Oran Gelb is 'excellent'; and Joby Davies is also a key adviser. Andrew Tuson, who heads the corporate crime practice, is another key name. Sarah McAtominey and Helen Armstrong are notable senior associates.

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Competition litigation

Within: Competition litigation

The 'top-notch' antitrust and competition team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is 'a market leader' in follow-on damages claims, for which it stands out for its 'impressive record' in high-profile cases at trial. The team is led by Edward Coulson, who is 'quick to understand the economics of a case' and 'brings with him a wealth of experience' in competition litigation. Antitrust and competition head Andrew Hockley is noted for his approach to teamwork, which informs his 'strong overall strategic perspective'. Together, the duo are advising Royal Mail group on its landmark High Court claim against DAF, in relation to the defendant's participation in a price fixing cartel in medium and heavy trucks; successfully securing orders for disclosure of the European Commission's file and key documents in the case and persuading the Court of Appeal not to grant DAF's application for permission to appeal. They are also representing BT group in a similar claim against the same defendant. In another highlight, Joby Davies is acting for National Grid in its claim for damages due to overcharges paid for the purchase of high voltage power cables against 20 defendants across eight countries. Chris Bryant and senior associates Rachel Ziegler and Clare Reeve are key practitioners with significant experience in the space.

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London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Reputation management

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP's reputation management department is headed by Joby Davies  and Graham Shear and acts for a number of high-profile celebrities, politicians, high-level executives and corporates including Tesco, HSBC and Thames Water. The team has notable expertise in private confidential information and cybersecurity issues such as corporate espionage, email hacking and theft of electronic data. Sarah McAtominey  is also recommended.

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