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Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail
Banking litigation: investment and retail - ranked: tier 2

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP's London office stands out for its handling of complex, cross-border and transatlantic banking litigation. Managing partner and practice head, Natasha Harrison, is highly rated for her assistance to hedge funds, investment banks and money managers in high-stakes disputes, and Fiona Huntriss' practice includes litigation involving distressed debt investments, securitisation, bank wind-downs, international insolvencies, complex financial arrangements, and sovereign debt. Will Hooker is also a key adviser, and Michael Jacobs and Melissa Kelley are the associates to note.

Practice head(s):Natasha Harrison

Other key lawyers:Fiona Huntriss; Will Hooker; Michael Jacobs; Melissa Kelley


'Natasha Harrison is someone clients want to fight their corner.'

Key Clients

Barclays Capital




Work highlights

  • Advised Barclays Capital (Barclays) on a long-running, high-value and complex dispute with the administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) which arose from Barclays’ acquisition of part of the Lehman Group.
Leading individuals

Natasha Harrison - Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Next Generation Partners

Fiona Huntriss - Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 5

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP's London-based commercial litigation group is active in high-stakes, high-complexity disputes, and stands out for its transatlantic litigation capabilities. Natasha Harrison is London managing partner and practice head and Fiona Huntriss acts in a range of commercial disputes, restructuring and insolvency litigation, sovereign matters, and banking and finance litigation. Matthew Getz is also highly rated, Will Hooker was made partner after recently joining from Clifford Chance LLP, while Prateek Swaika was promoted to counsel.

Practice head(s):Natasha Harrison

Other key lawyers:Fiona Huntriss; Matthew Getz; Will Hooker; Prateek Swaika

Key Clients

Midtown Acquisitions


Teesside Gas Transportation

Client Earth


Work highlights

  • Advised Midtown Acquisitions on its enforcement and recognition proceedings in the UK, which related to two judgments from the New York courts that totalled approximately $600m.

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP 'has vast international experience and the dynamic team comprises smart, tactically savvy lawyers'. Dominic Roughton has particular disputes expertise in natural resources, joint venture and shareholder issues within the energy and mining sectors, Kenneth Beale has advised on over 100 high-stakes international commercial and investor-state arbitrations throughout the world, and Natasha Harrison is London office managing partner. Nathalie Allen Prince is an experienced counsel, David Hunt is the associate to note, and Will Hooker was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):Dominic Roughton; Kenneth Beale

Other key lawyers:Natasha Harrison; Nathalie Allen Prince; David Hunt; Will Hooker


'Kenneth Beale is very bright - a quick thinker and strategically strong, he is also experienced in handling high-volume cases'.

'Dominic Roughton is a tireless worker who is decisive and legally and commercially knowledgeable and experienced'.

'Will Hooker is very capable'.

'Counsel Nathalie Allen Prince is very smart, diligent and experienced in working on multi-jurisdictional disputes'.

'Associate David Hunt is an extremely clever lawyer'.

Key Clients


Korek International Management


Silver Point Capital

M&G Investment Management

Contrarian Capital Management

Sirwan Saber Mustafa

Oleg Deripaska

Emma Delta Hellenic Holdings

Work highlights

  • Acted for Oleg Deripaska, one of Russia’s most prominent businessmen, in a high-profile investor-state claim against the State of Montenegro under the Russia–Montenegro BIT.
Next Generation Partners

Kenneth Beale - Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Rising stars

Nathalie Allen Prince - Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

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Public international law
Public international law - ranked: tier 3

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP's team of 'first-rate dispute resolution lawyers' has 'a wealth of experience' in investor-state claims and sanctions, while also advising on the non-contentious core issues of public international law, including maritime and land boundary disputes; Law of the Sea issues; state succession; state responsibility; treaty interpretation and human rights law. Dominic Roughton, who is 'an excellent lawyer with sound judgement', has significant investment treaty expertise. Other key figures include investor-state experts Kenneth Beale and Natasha Harrison.

Practice head(s):Dominic Roughton


'The firm has some first-rate litigation and arbitration lawyers. They provide excellent case management and strategic input.'

'Dominic Roughton is urbane, very good with clients and has good comparative knowledge of the law.

Key Clients



Work highlights

  • Representing a private investor in a high-profile investor-state claim against the state of Montenegro under the Russia–Montenegro bilateral investment treaty, alleging that his investment in Montenegrin aluminium smelter, Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica was expropriated by Montenegro through a series of increasingly hostile measures.
  • Acting before several international courts – including in England, Luxembourg, and Italy – to recognise and enforce a judgment from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Iran and other Iranian State entities, on behalf of representatives and relatives of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime
Regulatory investigations and corporate crime - ranked: tier 4

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP advises on government and internal investigations, white-collar defence, anti-corruption due diligence, regulatory compliance, FCPA and Bribery Act-related matters. Key client sectors include financial services, energy and natural resources, and engineering. The firm is particularly experienced in representing companies and individuals with Russian connections. Matthew Getz heads the team and is experienced in dealing with investigations by the SFO, DoJ and FRC.

Practice head(s):Matthew Getz

Other key lawyers:Prateek Swaika


‘An extremely professional and very knowledgeable team of lawyers with a wealth of experience in high profile litigation, investigation and arbitration matters’.

‘Matthew Getz is an incredibly knowledgeable lawyer with an amazing ability to see issues from all angles’.

‘A team with a lot of experience dealing with complex, multi-national corporate investigations’.

Key Clients

Andreas Glapiak

Alireza Ittihadieh

BTA Bank

Davidson Kempner Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Representing Midtown Acquisitions in the enforcement of a $200m New York judgement against Essar, an Indian company.
  • Representing Andreas Glapiak in a dispute over the ownership of the Miami Dream corporation and the corporation’s sole asset, a US$ multi-million Miami Beach condominium.

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Legal Developments in the UK

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