“Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large-scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Prominent dispute resolution boutique with a strong record acting on behalf of claimants against major banks and financial institutions in complex litigation matters.”

Chambers UK 2019

“A highly specialised dispute resolution firm, with a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Dispute resolution boutique Signature Litigation LLP handles large, high-profile professional negligence claims, often with a cross-border element, for claimants and defendants.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“The practice advises on all aspects of large-scale banking litigation.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“The hallmarks of the team are that they are responsive, commercial, conflict-free, flexible … a client gets Magic Circle quality.”

Chambers UK 2019

“They have a lot of experience in multi-jurisdictional, high-value litigation. They are a boutique firm that is growing in size considerably but which can still provide a personal, flexible service.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Adept at handling multiparty and cross-border disputes, particularly those related to banking.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Their advice is sound and their strategic approach is excellent. I would recommend them without hesitation.”

Chambers UK 2019

“The firm is extremely focused on high-quality litigation”.

Chambers UK 2019

“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”.

Chambers UK 2019

“A first-class firm with a positive, collaborative culture of integrity”.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.

Chambers UK 2019

Biography

Adam centres his practice on commercial cross-border disputes, and his client base includes states, wealth management and investment funds, banks and well-known corporates.

Adam has experience in a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters, and has particular expertise in financial services disputes, insolvency and antitrust. He is experienced in litigating in the English courts, and in other common law jurisdictions, including Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Jersey, DIFC and certain states in the US.  He has also been involved in litigation in civil law systems, notably France and Russia.

Adam has represented parties in international arbitrations, both institutional and ad hoc, with seats in London, Paris, Geneva, Hong Kong, Singapore and Hanoi.

Adam has been recognised in the Chambers Global Guide 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”.

Adam is also recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2019 for Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail, Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration, and is described as a “highly rated litigator“.

Adam regularly works in French and publishes widely on international law matters including cross-border insolvency and client-sensitive issues such as disclosure.

As a barrister, Adam has rights of audience in all of the courts of England and Wales and before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Experience

  • Acting for an Austrian bank in a dispute against various companies in Russia arising out of default under a loan and the unlawful dissipation of assets by the borrower and its management, including follow-on enforcement action in BVI and Cyprus
  • Acting for a Swiss fund in successfully claiming under bonds which had been the subject of an earlier compromise under Indonesian insolvency proceedings
  • Acting for a global construction and energy company in defending simultaneous enforcement proceedings in multi-jurisdictions across the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the Middle East
  • Acting for a Czech company in its defence of a class action for damages resulting from its alleged participation in a Europe-wide price-fixing cartel
  • Acting for a French multinational and African State in offshore proceedings, involving the successful removal of a provisional liquidator appointed by the BVI Court following misconduct in proceedings against the clients in Jersey
  • Acting for a Middle East telecoms company in its successful enforcement of an arbitral award against an African state, resulting in clarification of the English law of sovereign immunity

Areas of Expertise

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