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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Andrew Legg

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Andrew is a senior litigation partner based in our London office. He has a wealth of litigation and contentious regulatory experience, much of which has been international or involved a cross border element.

His practice focuses on banking and financial services, insolvency related disputes, investigations and regulatory enforcement work. In addition, he has advised on M&A disputes, professional liability matters (both claims and defence), TMT disputes and disputes involving complex trust arrangements.

For many years, Andrew has been consistently ranked as a leading individual for both commercial litigation and banking litigation by the main UK and Global Legal Directories. Past editions of Chambers UK and Legal 500 have referred to him as a "switched on" and "user-friendly" lawyer, as "experienced and sensible" and noted praise for his commercial approach and eye for detail.

Andrew has authored many articles on a range of legal issues and presents frequently at both public and private conferences and seminars.






London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Legg - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP hired Jake McQuitty, a former head of investigations and enforcement EMEA at Barclays, from TLT. The 'down-to-earth and pleasant-to-deal-with team' covers all aspects of contentious civil, criminal and regulatory work for the firm’s major financial institution client base; in a long-running matter, Andrew Legg continued to defend Law Debenture Trust Corporation against litigation issues arising from its involvement as a bond trustee in five sets of bonds issued in the 1980s by various Bell Group companies; the case involves complex issues of statutory and contractual interpretation. Matthew Allen’s dispute experience includes structured products, derivatives and complex banking disputes; and David Flack, who is 'a good technical lawyer with commercial experience and pragmatism', is experienced in all aspects of wholesale and retail banking litigation and regulatory investigations work. Jennifer Miles and Mariafrancesca De Leo are also highly rated.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 'provides a highly commercial approach, penetrating analysis and good teamwork'. The firm was formed in 2017 following the merger between British multinational law firm, Eversheds LLP, and Atlanta-based law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP; and it frequently acts for some of the world’s largest companies in their disputes. Key matters included Mark Davenport leading advice to C Bidco (CB) in relation to its claim for approximately £59m against Celtic Aerospace Ventures (CAV) and its Japanese parent company guarantor; the claim arose from breaches of warranties and indemnities given by CAV in a share purchase agreement under which CB acquired the issued share capital of CAV Aerospace, a business which manufactured aircraft parts. Neville Byford is 'highly focused on clients' objectives';  the 'particularly good' Andrew Legg is 'experienced, knowledgeable and sensible'; and Richard Little regularly acts in high-value actions in the Commercial Court. The recommended principal associates are Lucy Webster and Tim Browning.

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