Charles Balmain > White & Case LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

White & Case LLP
5 Old Broad Street
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International Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Antitrust/Competition




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London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

(Leading individuals)

Charles BalmainWhite & Case LLP

White & Case LLP‘s disputes practice ‘does not shy away from complex situations‘ and combines ‘immense depth of experience‘ and ‘an international presence that enables effective handling of cross-border disputes‘. It has experience of disputes involving parallel proceedings in different jurisdictions, as well as arbitration and has particular expertise in matters in the oil and gas and technology sectors, areas in which Mark Clarke is among the key contacts. Amanda Cowell, who is frequently instructed by corporate, telecoms and banking clients, leads the practice,  which includes ‘strategic thinkerCharles Balmain and John Reynolds , who is highlighted as ‘a titan of the London litigation landscape‘. John Rogerson and Rory Hishon are other names to note.

London > Dispute resolution > Competition litigation

White & Case LLP has ‘a strong track record of delivering excellent results’ in follow-on damages claims and regulatory investigations, as well as threatened follow-on claims. The team works closely with members of the Brussels office and also counts on the expertise of other practitioners in the wider global network. Marc Israel and Charles Balmain jointly lead the team.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

With ‘skilled and market-leading litigators in the banking sphereWhite & Case LLP‘s disputes practice ‘does not shy away from complex situations‘. It has an impressive reputation for representing global financial institutions in high‑end investment banking disputes and investigations and is particularly strong on cross-border matters where it leverages its international footprint.  The group’s ‘depth of talent‘ includes John Reynolds, who is highlighted for his ‘wealth of experience‘; Charles Balmain (who has broad experience in banking litigation and contentious regulatory and insolvency and restructuring matters), Chris Brennan and Rory Hishon, who focus on contentious regulatory matters and banking litigation respectively, and commercial litigator Amanda Cowell.