Graham Huntley is a founding partner of Signature Litigation and a specialist commercial and banking litigator. With his time at Signature and previously as a partner in a major international law firm, Graham has 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation.
Graham is consistently recognised by The 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”. Graham is also ranked Band 1 in Chambers Global 2017 for Dispute Resolution: Litigation – UK, and is noted as being “a real force of nature” and a “real straight shooter who is supportive of the staff working with him”.
In The Legal 500 UK 2016 Graham is commended as a litigator “you would not want to have on the other side” and “one of the most experienced litigators in London”. Graham is praised for his ability to bring “huge experience” to cases.
Graham acts for banks, fund managers and life assurers in relation to M&A disputes, public and private investigations, shareholder and joint venture disputes as well as a range of economic tort claims. Graham also has extensive experience of warranty claims and professional indemnity work for a range of corporate and financial institutions as well as for professionals. His experience of ADR includes three of the UK’s most significant mediations involving financial institutions.
Graham Huntley is a Trustee and past President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association and has served as a member of several judicial and professional working parties including the Commercial Court Users’ Group. He has rights of audience in the Higher Courts of England and Wales.
Graham also has a long standing commitment to pro-bono work. He served as International Pro-Bono Partner for ten years at his previous firm and is currently a Director of the London Legal Support Trust as well as Chairman of the Capital Cases Charitable Trust.
Advising an investment bank based in London and the CIS in relation to several fee and market practice issues arising under banking mandates and totalling $140 million in unpaid fees and damages.
Conducting heavy Commercial Court proceedings in relation to a range of financial transactions in respect of which allegations of conspiracy, fraud, breach of tortious duty, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty under English and Luxembourg laws are all in issue.
Advising authorised persons in relation to an ongoing investigation by US regulators (the SEC and the DOJ) and the UK Financial Conduct Authority into the obligations and practices regarding the mark-to-market of a complex book of credit default swaps involving detailed and expert analysis of the marking of tranche trades and index trades.