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Clifford Chance LLP

10 UPPER BANK STREET, LONDON, E14 5JJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7006 1000
Fax:
Fax 020 7006 5555
DX:
149120 CANARY WHARF-3
Email:
Web:
www.cliffordchance.com

Roger Best

Tel:
Work +442070061640
Email:
Clifford Chance LLP

Work Department

Litigation&Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner

Education

University of Durham (BA Economics / Law)


London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services: contentious

Within: Leading individuals

Roger Best - Clifford Chance

Within: Financial services: contentious

Traditionally a banking firm, Clifford Chance has become increasingly active in the asset management space and has extensive contentious and non-contentious experience. The non-contentious team, led by Christopher Bates, also has notable experience in M&A transactions involving regulated industries and entities. Simon Gleeson provides particular expertise in financial regulatory and resolution law, while Caroline Meinertz and Simon Crown specialise in strategic Brexit advice to key global financial institutions and the asset management industry. Contentious practice head Carlos Conceicao leads a team experienced in acting for corporates, asset managers, tech startups and global banks, as well as in the specialist area of Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) investigations. Dorian Drew conducted a significant sanctions-related internal investigation for a UK-based international bank and, in an example of the firm’s multijurisdictional expertise, Roger Best advised a sovereign wealth fund on criminal and regulatory investigations relating to alleged corruption and money laundering. Also notable are Kelwin Nicholls, whose practice includes investigations into interest rate setting and advising commodities firms on market conduct issues; Michael Lyons, who advises on money laundering and bribery issues, responding to multiple authorities; and associate Oliver Pegdon, who specialises in regulatory enforcement work and related litigation.

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Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Within: Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Traditionally a banking firm, Clifford Chance has become increasingly active in the asset management space and has extensive contentious and non-contentious experience. The non-contentious team, led by Christopher Bates, also has notable experience in M&A transactions involving regulated industries and entities. Simon Gleeson provides particular expertise in financial regulatory and resolution law, while Caroline Meinertz and Simon Crown specialise in strategic Brexit advice to key global financial institutions and the asset management industry. Contentious practice head Carlos Conceicao leads a team experienced in acting for corporates, asset managers, tech startups and global banks, as well as in the specialist area of Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) investigations. Dorian Drew conducted a significant sanctions-related internal investigation for a UK-based international bank and, in an example of the firm’s multijurisdictional expertise, Roger Best advised a sovereign wealth fund on criminal and regulatory investigations relating to alleged corruption and money laundering. Also notable are Kelwin Nicholls, whose practice includes investigations into interest rate setting and advising commodities firms on market conduct issues; Michael Lyons, who advises on money laundering and bribery issues, responding to multiple authorities; and associate Oliver Pegdon, who specialises in regulatory enforcement work and related litigation.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Leading individuals

Roger Best - Clifford Chance LLP

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Clifford Chance LLP's 'very thorough and well organised practice' is highly rated for its disputes expertise in financial products, derivatives, LIBOR rate setting, Forex manipulation, credit default swaps and and aircraft financing. It acted for Kaupthing Bank in high-profile claims of unlawful means conspiracy and malicious prosecution, which were brought by the Tchenguiz brothers against the collapsed Icelandic bank, Kaupthing, among others (including Grant Thornton and a former member of Kaupthing's winding-up committee). Ian Moulding leads the London-based banking litigation team, Helen Carty heads up the litigation and dispute resolution practice, and Matthew Newick is global dispute resolution head. Other highly rated partners include Roger Best, who has a strong track record of handling highly complex banking disputes, Simon Davis, widely respected for major banking litigation and investigation matters that frequently have international elements, Kelwin Nicholls, who acts in a range of litigation and contentious regulatory matters for banks, and Christopher Yates, who is particularly noted for finance disputes that have cross-border elements involving investments in developing economies. Kate Scott was made partner in 2019 and the senior associate to note is Lindsay Bickerton.

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Within: Leading individuals

Roger Best - Clifford Chance LLP

Within: Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Clifford Chance LLP handles regulatory enforcement, investigations, fraud and crime matters through its leading practice in London. Its extensive global network means it has significant experience dealing with  multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency investigations. Areas of expertise include sanctions, fraud, anti-money laundering, cartels and criminal investigations. Differentiating its offering, the team is supported by an in-house team of forensic accountants enabling it to easily retrieve, manage, analyse and present financial information and issues. Head of team Luke Tolaini focuses on investigations that involve bribery, corruption and fraud, particularly in the energy and commodities sectors in developing countries. Roger Best is recommended for his experience in corruption and money laundering investigations.

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