John is a partner in the firm’s award-winning Banking Litigation practice in the United Kingdom. Based in London, he specialises in banking and cross-border disputes.
John also offers insight into in-house legal operations, having been seconded to major banks both in the UK and abroad in recent years, where he worked on various high-profile national and cross-border contentious issues.
John advises banks on substantial pieces of litigation. He has worked extensively on a portfolio of High Court claims, defending a major UK bank from allegations of mis-selling interest rate hedging products. He has also advised on a series of large-scale banking disputes, and has recently been involved in a cross-border investigation for a major investment bank.
Having worked in our Moscow office, John also has experience of Russian and offshore litigation – including working with a global bank’s Russian desk on the enforcement of security, and with another bank defending a multimillion-dollar claim in the Russian courts.
John is part of our team that ranked in the first tier in Legal 500 for banking litigation. The team has won several other awards in recent years, including the Financial News Financial Litigation Team of the Year in 2013 and 2015.
John’s experience includes:
This Practice Note considers CPR 36 and pre-action costs, explaining when you can recover pre-action costs under Part 36 and what happens if a Part 36 offer is made and accepted before proceedings commence (such that there are no substantive proceedings).
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