Becca Hogan is a standout junior partner. Detail-oriented and very switched on. A calm, composed and confidence-inspiring presence in a team.”

The Legal 500 UK 2024

“Becca Hogan is an exceptional new partner. She has an excellent grasp of the detail and her judgement is sound. A safe and skilled pair of hands.”

The Legal 500 UK 2023

Biography

Becca has a wide range of experience in commercial disputes with a focus on banking and financial services. She specialises in high value complex matters including both High Court litigation and arbitration. Becca also advises on regulatory matters including regulatory investigations involving the FCA.

Becca’s recent experience includes acting for a large institutional and retail claimant group litigation against the Royal Bank of Scotland and its former directors, and acting for the former management of a Thai renewable energy company in a $2bn dispute defending allegations of fraud and conspiracy.

Becca is recognised as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in both The Legal 500 UK 2023 and 2024 Guides for banking litigation. In the latest edition of the Guide, she is described as a “calm, composed and confidence-inspiring presence in a team” and as a “standout junior partner“. Becca is also described as “detail-oriented and very switched on“. Previous Guides comment that Becca is “exceptional“, with an “excellent grasp of the detail”. She is further praised as a “safe and skilled pair of hands.” She has also been described as “stellar“, “calm and strategic“, and has been praised for her “good instincts” and “commercial approach”.

Before joining Signature Litigation, Becca was an Associate at Clyde & Co where she trained and qualified in September 2010. Becca also has experience working in the FSA’s enforcement division and at Goldman Sachs’ Compliance Division while on secondment.

Experience

Commercial Litigation

  • Acting for the former management of a Thai renewable energy company in a $2bn dispute defending allegations of fraud and conspiracy.
  • Acting for a large institutional and retail claimant group in complex group litigation against a large UK bank and its former directors in relation to allegations of breach of statutory obligations under s.90 FSMA with respect to alleged omissions and/or misleading statements in a prospectus. The areas of complaint include liquidity, capital, credit market exposures, risk management, VAR and LIBOR.
  • Acting for the SG Claimants in the Rights Issue Litigation in pursuing those large institutions for their pro rata share of the costs in claim.
  • Acting for the SG Claimants in defence of a claim from commercial litigation funder Vannin Capital PCC for £14 million in connection with two “litigation funding agreements”.
  • Acting for Vestia, a Dutch social housing association in relation to a claim by Credit Suisse for €83 million arising from Vestia’s interest rate derivative portfolio. This case was heard in a four week trial in the Commercial Court from March to April 2014. Judgment was handed down in favour of Credit Suisse in October 2014, from which Vestia obtained permission to appeal.
  • Advising an insurance company in relation to a breach of a binding authority agreement.
  • Advising in relation to a breach of confidence and computer systems hacking.
  • Advising a Singapore company in relation to a fraud claim arising out of a sale and purchase agreement. Becca sought and obtained a freezing injunction and successfully withstood an application to set aside the freezing injunction. Following mediation, she was able to negotiate a settlement.
  • Advising a property company in relation to interest rate swaps sold by two UK banks.
  • Advising an Italian company in respect of an urgent application for a freezing injunction following a theft of EU carbon trading allowances, subsequently dealing with the issued proceedings and eventually negotiating a settlement.
  • Advising an individual in relation to a series of contracts concerning the provision of financial services. The claim successfully settled out of court shortly after the completion of disclosure.

Arbitration

  • Working on a multi-million dollar claim against a former director of a UK Plc concerning allegations of bribery and corruption. The arbitration of this matter was heard in August 2014.

Regulatory

  • Acting for an individual on a pro-bono matter before the Upper Tribunal at a hearing in June 2021 where the FCA was seeking to remove the individual’s authorisation to act as a financial adviser.
  • Advising an individual in respect of an application to the FCA to remove a Prohibition Order.
  • Advising an individual in respect of disciplinary proceedings brought by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
  • Acting for an insurance broker in relation to an investigation by the FCA concerning allegations of bribery and inadequate systems and controls relating to third party payments. Advising in relation to a mediation with the FCA in November 2012, subsequent section 166 report and a negotiation meeting with the FCA regarding the Final Notice.
  • Acting for an FCA regulated insurance broker in relation to a cyber-hack of its systems resulting in customers’ personal information being taken.
  • Advising in relation to the company’s requirement to notify the FCA and the Information Commissioner’s Office, the reparation strategy following the hack and making representations to the ICO regarding the wording of the Monetary Penalty Notice and the amount of the penalty.

Publications

Claim culture – how can GCs stay one step ahead of group litigation risks? – In House Lawyer – 11 December 2023

Revealed: The Top 20 Cases of 2022 – The Lawyer – 10 January 2022

Collective proceedings orders are like buses – The Law Society Gazette – 5 January 2022

The increasing popularity of group litigation – and the risk for corporatesIBA In-House Perspective – 7 September 2021

Mastercard group action litigation given the go-aheadSignature Litigation Blog – 26 August 2021

An Underused Group Litigation Tool Could Help UK Claimants – Law360 – 18 June 2021

Signature litigators take a step up – CDR News – 7 June 2021

Appointments of the week – The Legal Diary – 4 June 2021

Insecurities in Security For CostsLegal Week – 2 March 2021

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