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Dechert LLP

160 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, LONDON, EC4V 4QQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7184 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 7184 7001
DX:
30 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Web:
www.dechert.com

Andrew Hearn

Tel:
Work 020 7184 7466
Email:
Dechert LLP

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Andrew Hearn is an experienced commercial litigator whose work is national and international and extends to the co-ordination of multinational disputes. His extensive client base includes hedge funds and other companies in the financial services sector, major brand owners from the manufacturing and retail services sectors and publishers.

Career

Trained Dechert; partner 2000.

Member

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Education

St John’s College, Oxford.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Dechert LLP handles complex multi-jurisdictional civil fraud and has particular experience in Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Caucasus, the Middle East and Latin America. The firm is acting for the joint liquidators of Webinvest in two related multi-party actions in the Chancery Division relating to fraudulent transactions, the claims are worth $175m and €4m. Head of team Andrew Hearn is ‘the godfather of fraud claims, an ace litigator and knows everything and everyone’. Adam Silver is ‘a masterful strategist on complex litigation and brings huge drive and dynamism to his cases’. Stephen Surgeoner, who is ‘experienced, wise and gets to the point and delivers results’, joined as partner. David Hughes left the firm for Stewarts Law LLP.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Hearn - Dechert LLP

Within: Commercial litigation

Dechert LLP's 'extremely good team provides sharp response times, has very strong business acumen, gives appropriate advice and has strong bench strength'. The London office specialises in high-profile, high-value international litigation, with particular experience in sectors such as financial services, manufacturing and retail, and minerals and mining, as well as media and publishing, real estate and telecoms. It acted for the joint liquidators of Webinvest in two related multi-party actions in the Chancery Division, which sought to unwind a series of complex fraudulent transactions. Andrew Hearn is 'sharp and steady and delivers extremely reliable advice'; and Stephen Surgeoner 'offers pragmatic, focused advice'. Bernard Caulfield and Adam Silver are also highly regarded, and Julie Witham is a key senior associate.

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