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Squire Patton Boggs

Work 020 7655 1000
Fax 020 7655 1001
136546 Bishopgate 2

Laurence Winston

Work +44 20 7655 1760
Squire Patton Boggs

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Squire Patton Boggs is adept at handling international fraud claims including commercial and financial fraud cases and international asset tracing. It also deals with freezing injunctions, search and seizure orders, Bankers Trust orders and tracing claims. Clients include ABN AMRO Commercial Finance, Close Invoice Finance and Leumi ABL. Laurence Winston heads the litigation team, supported by Gareth Timms, Chris Webber and Robert Weekes. Nicola Phillips was promoted to partner.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Leading individuals

Laurence Winston  - Squire Patton Boggs

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Squire Patton Boggs 'possesses the necessary experience, expertise and calibre of lawyer to provide an excellent service across each stage of the litigation process'. The practice fields lawyers with expertise in international fraud and asset tracing claims and asset-based lending matters; and it regularly acts for banks, asset managers, trading platforms and other financial institutions in complex disputes, often with cross-border elements. The practice also specialises in all types of commercial and financial fraud investigations, including employee fraud. Laurence Winston heads up the firm’s CIS fraud initiative; and Gareth Timms is 'a fighting general who brings the attributes and calm judgment of someone who has seen it all before and is phased by nothing'. Other key names include Robert Weekes and Chris Webber, while the notable directors are the 'hardworking and analytical' Stephen Cole, who is 'a great lawyer to have in a client's corner and who gets on with the job with thoroughness and humour', and recently promoted Nicola Phillips.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Squire Patton Boggs' 'responsive and efficient practice' fields lawyers with strengths in complex, high-value litigation involving commercial, contractual and financial disputes and regulatory investigations; contentious sports and entertainment matters; shipping and construction sector disputes; and international arbitration, particularly energy disputes. Laurence Winston is UK litigation head; Gareth Timms, Robert Weekes  and Chris Webber are also highly regarded; and Nicola Phillips and Tim Lowles were made directors.

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