“They are quite commercial in their approach and don’t escalate matters; rather they find the most efficient way to deal with things”

Chambers UK 2020

“A highly respected litigation boutique with expertise in a wide range of contentious corporate matters”

Chambers UK 2020

“They can really go toe to toe with magic circle firms”

Chambers UK 2020

“An excellent boutique litigation firm”

Chambers UK 2020

“They have really had our backs in a very innovative way”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are absolutely brilliant – very good at the big picture, very effective communicators and very easy to get on with.”

Chambers UK 2020

“Signature has provided us with steady-handed advice and I can honestly recommend their tightly-knit team to anyone in need of sound legal advice”

Chambers UK 2020

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

Chambers UK 2020

“Well known for its representation of oligarchs and other high net worth individuals”

Chambers UK 2020

“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 2020

“The amount of deep thought that goes into each piece of work is extraordinary”

Chambers UK 2020

“Brilliant client care coupled with sound legal judgement”

Chambers UK 2020

Signature “has developed a deep bench of talent, which means even with the high demand for their services they consistently maintain a high quality”

Chambers UK 2020

“Highly responsive, intelligent and commercially astute lawyers”

Chambers UK 2020

“They demonstrate the ability to formulate, plan and implement a sophisticated global strategy”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are impressive in the way they deal with very complex cases”

Chambers UK 2020

The Firm’s “tactical and strategic vision is unparalleled, and the practice has a great range of partners and associates”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A strong focus on large, complex cases that are often cross-border”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A highly experienced team of partners who have in-depth knowledge of commercial dispute resolution”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“Outstandingly successful”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“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

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 is recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ by The Legal 500 UK 2020 for banking litigation.

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 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

  • 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.

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