“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

Guy specialises in high-value commercial litigation often with multi-jurisdictional aspects. His experience includes cases in the Commercial Court, Chancery Court, Court of Appeal as well as LCIA arbitrations. Guy is a solicitor-advocate with Rights of Audience in the Higher Courts of England and Wales.

Guy has advised large corporates and global financial institutions in relation to issues arising from the challenging regulatory and commercial environment in which they operate. He has a critical understanding of the interplay between civil litigation, contentious regulatory investigations and criminal investigations.

Prior to joining Signature Litigation, Guy was an associate at Magic Circle law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. While at Freshfields, Guy was seconded to the Litigation and Regulatory team of a major US bank and the Litigation team of a global bank. Guy also undertook secondments to the firms’ offices in Milan, Berlin and Brussels.

Experience

  • Representing a major natural resources conglomerate in respect of LCIA proceedings brought by a syndicate of lenders.
  • Successfully representing a global bank against a multi-million dollar mis-selling claim brought by a high net-worth individual. Guy worked on all phases of these proceedings through trial in the Commercial Court and on to appeal before the Court of Appeal. The case is a leading authority in its area.
  • Advising a major plc in respect of a claim for professional negligence in relation to advice given in connection with a large corporate transaction.
  • Advising an international bank in proceedings brought before the Italian and English courts in relation to derivative swaps. This matter raised complex jurisdictional issues.
  • Defending claims by a litigant against the administrators of an insolvent financial institution, including advising about managing negative publicity and defamatory statements.
  • Advising a US financial institution in respect of a wide-ranging fraud and corruption investigation into hidden transaction charges applied to client orders.
  • Representing individual members of an international bank’s in-house legal department in relation to wide-ranging criminal and civil investigations.

Areas of Expertise

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