“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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