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Adam Silver

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Adam Silver focuses his practice on commercial and financial litigation, fraud and contentious insolvency. He is particularly experienced in handling capital markets related litigation as well as advising on cross-border disputes and enforcement actions in a wide variety of jurisdictions.


Partner 2014.


R3: Association of Business Recovery Professionals; Insolvency Lawyers Association.


University of Oxford (BA First Class Hons); The College of Law, London (CPE; LPC).

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: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Headed by Paul Fleming, Dechert LLP's four-partner multi-disciplinary team has a particular focus advising bondholders (where the team is able to tap into the firm's vast fund client base) on 'complex international insolvency matters involving litigation in numerous jurisdictions'. 'A masterful strategist on complex litigation', Adam Silver 'grasps both the detail and bigger picture'; he continues to act for emerging markets hedge fund, Argentum Creek Partners, on challenging the restructuring of notes issued by the Berau Coal group. Leveraging their significant debt capital markets knowledge, in particular, Camille Abousleiman and the 'excellent' Giles Belsey are also regularly engaged in restructuring mandates.

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