On 7 July 2016 the FCA’s Tax and Chancery Chamber of the Upper Tribunal handed down a judgment confirming that Julien Grout, who was the most junior assistant to Mr Bruno Iksil, widely referred to as the ‘London Whale’, had been identified by criticisms published by the FCA in its Final Notice against JP Morgan dated 18 September 2013, regarding the JPM losses of USD6.5 billion in its complex Credit Default Swaps (CDS) portfolio.
Natalia is ranked in Chambers UK 2015 as a Band 6 for International Arbitration. She has previously been recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers UK for her “fantastic experience and responsiveness“, for being an “extremely good tactical mind“, a “steely litigator with excellent litigation instincts” and she has been praised for her ability to “remain incredibly calm under pressure“.
Julian is ranked in Chambers for Civil Fraud and recommended in Legal 500 for Fraud: Civil and Commercial Litigation.
Graham is consistently recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers as one of the UK’s highest ranked commercial and banking litigators and has been involved in some of the most significant cases of recent years. Chambers UK describes him as “an intense and effective solicitor with an incredibly client-focused approach” and he has previously been described as “very bright, very hard-working, a good tactician” and “very committed and driven”.
Legal 500 has noted that Abdulali is recommended for commercial litigation, financial disputes and regulatory issues. Chambers Global 2014 described Abdulali as a “technically sound, sensible and robust litigator who always finds practical solutions”.
“Clients praise Hermes for his “multi-jurisdictional knowledge and language skills, which make dealing with international cases with complicated issues much easier.” He is best known for advising London insurers and reinsurers on coverage issues in several Latin American jurisdictions, with a particular focus on Brazil. He also has a strong non-contentious practice advising UK clients on regulatory matters in Latin America”. Chambers Global – Latin America
Adam is listed in Chambers Global for Dispute Resolution, “on the back of strong client endorsements“, and commentary has referred both to his “clear technical strength” and a “clear understanding and appreciation of clients’ needs“.