“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

Alasdair is a commercial litigator with experience in complex, high value international litigation and arbitration.

Alasdair’s experience covers a wide range of litigation and arbitration disputes, including disputes involving financial derivatives, regulatory investigations, energy and property investment across a range of jurisdictions including Europe, China, CIS, Africa and the Middle-East.

Prior to joining Signature Litigation, Alasdair was an associate at King & Wood Mallesons (legacy SJ Berwin) where he qualified in 2014.

Experience

Commercial Litigation

  • Acting for S&P in a claim for c. $250 million brought by a consortium of investors in relation to ratings of complex financial derivative products.
  • Acting for a claimant UK property development company against a high street bank in relation to a multi-million pound claim regarding the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products.
  • Acting for a high net worth individual based in the Middle East in relation to investments into various property developments.

Arbitration

  • Advising an investment firm acting in the energy sector in relation to a hydro-electric project in Zambia.
  • Acting for a private equity house in relation to a dispute over entitlement to carried interest following criminal convictions of the directors of a third party firm.

Regulatory Investigations

  • Acting for HSBC as independent reviewer of consequential loss claims by unsophisticated clients in relation to the sale of interest rate hedging products.

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