Mr Laurence Winston > Crowell & Moring > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Crowell & Moring

Work Department

International Dispute Resolution; Litigation & Trial




Laurence Winston is a partner and co-head of Crowell & Moring’s International Dispute Resolution Group in the firm’s London office. His practice focuses on acting for blue chip clients, banks, asset-based lenders and other financial institutions in a broad range of cross border and domestic commercial litigation and arbitration matters with a particular focus on world-wide and U.K. fraud investigations, and asset recovery actions. He has in-depth experience of obtaining freezing injunctions, search and seizure orders, and additional forms of relief on behalf of his clients.

In addition, Laurence focuses on complex banking and investment disputes and claims on guarantees and indemnities and breach of warranty claims. He also focuses on data/cyber security and acted in one of the highest profile cases in the world to date.

He lectures and presents for Finance U.K., credit conferences, and other business conferences on fraud and asset recovery. He also appeared on CNBC Europe as an authority on fraud.

Prior to joining the firm, Laurence was a partner and head of U.K. litigation in the London office of an international firm.


The University of Manchester, LL.B. (1990); The College of Law, Chester (1991)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Asset based lending

The September 2019 arrival of banking litigator Laurence Winston was the latest addition to Crowell & Moring‘s fledgling full-service offering in the ABL space; the move reunited him with a number of his former colleagues at Squire Patton Boggs. Praised for his ‘in-depth knowledge, attention to detail and business acumen’, Andrew Knight heads up the group, which has quickly established a relatively prominent position in the market as a result of his strong ties with many non-clearing bank UK and US commercial finance providers, including core client PNC Bank.