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.
- 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.