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Clifford Chance LLP
E14 5JJ

Work Department

Litigation&Dispute Resolution



Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

(Hall of Fame)

Jeremy KoskyClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP ‘is a powerhouse in contentious trust litigation’. Practice head Jeremy Kosky ‘has seen it all before several times – yet still comes up with innovative approaches’. Kosky acts for a variety of clients including private equity firms, trustees, protectors, beneficiaries, financial institutions and corporates. Maxine Mossman is ‘a truly first-class litigator with great instincts and a brilliant tactical eye’. The private wealth and asset management disputes practice has a vast amount of experience in advising clients on high-value and complex disputes, frequently involving multiple jurisdictions, both onshore and offshore. It is skilled at handling heavyweight claims relating to family trusts, inheritance battles and shareholders’ disputes involving family companies. Lindsay Bickerton is another key figure who is recommended for her handling of high profile succession and inheritance disputes involving ultra-high-net-worth individuals, trust structures and substantial family-owned businesses.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

(Leading individuals)

Jeremy KoskyClifford 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.