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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

Stephen Surgeoner

Tel:
Work +44 20 7184 7877
Email:
Web:
www.dechert.com/people/s/stephen-surgeoner
Dechert LLP

Work Department

Complex Commercial Litigation; Litigation and Arbitration; Banking and Financial Institutions; Finance; International Arbitration

Position

Partner

Career

Stephen Surgeoner has more than two decades of experience advising clients on all forms of commercial dispute resolution, with a focus on the banking, funds, insurance, energy and telecommunications industries.

Mr. Surgeoner has considerable experience in assisting clients with high-value, cross-jurisdictional complex commercial litigation both in London and globally.

Mr Surgeoner also focuses on alternative methods of dispute resolution including domestic and international arbitration and mediation.

In addition to dispute resolution, Mr. Surgeoner advises financial institutions and corporate enterprises on risk mitigation including the use of insurance products such as political risk, credit, directors and officers and warranty and indemnity insurance.

He also represents policyholders in maximising recoveries under their insurance assets.

Mr Surgeoner also regularly advises clients on contract drafting and the structuring of insurance and reinsurance to hedge risk.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Surgeoner served as a litigation and dispute resolution partner at Clifford Chance.

Languages

English

Member

Law Society, England and Wales; Law Society, Ireland

Education

University of Cambridge, B.A., 1991


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: 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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London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Stephen Surgeoner - Dechert Russia LLC

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