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Collyer Bristow LLP

4 BEDFORD ROW, LONDON, WC1R 4TF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 7363
DX:
163 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.collyerbristow.com
Geneva, London

Richard Viegas

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7468 7232
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Collyer Bristow LLP

Work Department

Commercial and Banking Disputes

Position

Partner and Head of Commercial Disputes practice. Rich’s practice covers a wide variety of banking disputes and general commercial disputes, as well as international arbitration.

Rich has advised on numerous high value financial and corporate disputes acting for both investment and retail banks, investment funds, asset managers, accountancy firms, family offices, litigation funders, individual bankers and a number of other diverse clients in a variety of jurisdictions, including the US, BVI, Georgia, Singapore, the Middle East and India. He has also advised on regulatory enforcement proceedings in relation to the FSA and FCA, as well as the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France. He has also provided advice in respect of numerous sanctions regimes. 

In addition to financial institutions, his extensive commercial disputes experience covers tort and contract disputes in the pharmaceutical, property, data protection and big data, media, defamation, energy, technology and licensing fields. His contentious tax experience includes a seminal HMRC dispute regarding corporation tax and transfer pricing. 

Rich has detailed experience of arbitration under a variety of rules, including UNCITRAL ad hoc arbitrations. He is extremely well-versed both in seeking injunctive relief and brokering significant commercial settlements for his clients.

Career

Hogan Lovells 2004-2013. Bristows LLP 2013-2016. Collyer Bristow LLP 2016-present

Languages

English, French

Education

Oxford University (Law, Trinity College)


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Collyer Bristow LLP is best known for conflict-free litigation against banks;and disputes regarding complex products and financial structures including derivatives, benchmark manipulation, assignment of bank debts, and distressed debt trading, along with syndicated lending, securitisation, and unregulated collective investment schemes. It acted for Secure Capital (SC), a Luxembourg investment vehicle, in Commercial Court proceedings against Credit Suisse, which had issued longevity notes; SC alleged that the notes were designed to fail. Stephen Rosen, Janine Alexander, Robin Henry and Richard Viegas are the recomended names.

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