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Oliver Browne is a partner in the London office, Co-chair of the London Litigation Department and a Solicitor Advocate. Mr. Browne has been an international arbitration specialist for over 15 years and has represented companies and States in proceedings conducted under all the major rules as well as on an ad hoc basis. Mr. Browne also has considerable experience with complex commercial litigation around the world and arbitration related litigation in all levels of the English courts. Mr. Browne’s recent experience includes disputes in various industry sectors, including the power generation and distribution, energy, defence, media, retail and manufacturing, financial services and private equity sectors.

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London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

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Latham & Watkins‘ ‘very professional team is hands on and provides clear guidance. Timing is also always good and clients know that they are in good hands‘. It is highly regarded for high-profile litigation, including cases that are mission-critical for clients, cases that produce important new laws and cases in new areas, such as group actions and test cases. The firm has been making a push to grow its City disputes team in recent years, adding a number of partners including financial services litigators  Jon Holland and Andrea Monks from Hogan Lovells in 2018. Significant matters have seen Sophie Lamb QC represent Royal Dutch Shell and The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria in group actions brought on behalf of thousands of residents of two Niger Delta communities in relation to alleged environmental pollution.  London practice head Oliver Browne is experienced in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, while global litigation vice-chair  Martin Davies‘ practice covers corporate and shareholder disputes as well as litigation in the banking, technology, data and communications sectors. Also key to the group is Ian Felstead , as well as counsels Daniel Smith and Oliver Middleton.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Latham & Watkins‘ ‘notably bright and hard-working team‘ is widely respected for complex, high-value disputes, frequently with cross-border elements or involving proceedings outside England and Wales, and the practice has significant knowledge of the regulatory regimes governing banks, brokers, hedge funds, investment managers and advisers, and swaps market participants. It acted for ABN AMRO Bank, a major global financial institution, in high-stakes litigation that arose from the collapse of Bernard Madoff Investments Securities, which is widely considered the largest Ponzi scheme ever. Jon Holland, Andrea MonksMartin Davies and Oliver Browne  are highly rated, and the disputes team can draw on the expertise of three silks in Stuart Alford QC, Sophie Lamb QC and Philip Clifford QCDan Smith and Oliver Middleton are key counsels.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Latham & Watkins‘ London team advises on the full scope of international arbitration matters, including multi-jurisdictional disputes, international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and PIL matters. It stands out for its assistance to significant oil, gas and nuclear companies. Sophie Lamb QC is a global co-chair of the international arbitration practice and Oliver Browne is the chair of the London litigation and trial practice. The other names to note are Philip Clifford QC, PIL expert Charles Claypoole and Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert, who divides his time between London and Hamburg. Samuel Pape and Robert Price are experienced associates. Former counsel Charles Courtenay left for Michelmores LLP.