Helen Carty > Clifford Chance LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Clifford Chance LLP
E14 5JJ

Work Department

Litigation&Dispute Resolution


Practice Area Leader L&DR London

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

(Leading individuals)

Helen CartyClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP’s banking litigation team is perceived as ‘truly top notch and a go-to for the most important, heavyweight disputes’. The ‘formidable’ Ian Moulding heads up the team and continues to receive mandates on some of the highest-profile cases in the market, including a number of disputes related to alleged LIBOR manipulation. The team benefits from the expertise Helen Carty, who specialises in banking disputes and regulatory investigations, and  Matthew Newick, who is the firm’s global head of litigation & dispute resolution, Lindsay Bickerton, who has experience acting for financial institution clients on complex and reputationally significant litigation matters, insolvency specialist Stephanie Huts and Kate Scott, who spent a year acting as Head of EMEA Litigation for a global bank, are also names to note. The highly experienced Roger Best additionally continues to be active in this space. The team differentiates itself through its ability to work on cross-border matters, considering the nuances of each individual jurisdiction. It also benefits from working closely with the firm’s corporate crime and financial regulatory teams, which broadens the lawyers’ understanding of the markets in which their financial institution clients operate. ‘Talented’ senior associate Michael Gorrie is another name to note.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

(Leading individuals)

Helen CartyClifford Chance LLP

The much lauded team at Clifford Chance LLP is described by one client as the ‘best of the best‘, and the firm’s global reach and highly experienced partner bench ensures that it is well placed to ‘deliver solutions to even the most intractable problems‘. Recently, the group has been particularly busy with corporate defence work in the class action space, and aircraft industry disputes; its defence of Airbus against contractual claims by Qatar Airways is just one example which falls into the latter category. Key names at the leadership level are the ‘wise and very personable‘ Jeremy Kosky and ‘shrewd and tough‘ Julian Acratopulo, as well as Helen Carty, who oversees the London team. Other recommended practitioners range from senior statesman Jeremy Sandelson and ‘perfect modern commercial litigatorMaxine Mossman, to dual-qualified in the UK and Hong Kong Chris Yates and senior associate Haafiz Suleman.