“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

Ian is a skilled disputes paralegal with experience in complex cross-border litigation, high-value international arbitration, financial and banking disputes and regulatory investigations.

Before joining Signature Litigation, Ian gained valuable experience working within the leading dispute resolution department of Allen & Overy LLP and accrued specialist international arbitration experience at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. In addition, a role at the Financial Conduct Authority complements his private practise.

Ian takes an active interest in assisting pro bono matters and raising valuable funds for charity through sporting events.

Ian is dedicated to obtaining a training contract.

Experience

Commercial Litigation

  • Acting as global legal strategists for an individual against an international banking, corporate trustee and life insurance business for losses following fraud and negligence.
  • Representing a UK currency management investment firm in its application for pre-action disclosure against a major retail and investment bank. The application was made in light of suspected front-running on historic FX trades.

Arbitration

  • Acting for UK private equity firm in an LCIA arbitration claim against Ukrainian and Russian individuals for breaching obligation to sell majority shares in Georgian bank worth in excess of £30 million.
  • Advising a Canadian pension fund in an LCIA arbitration claim against a major Australian investment bank for breach of confidentiality provisions in the shareholders’ agreement governing the parties’ holdings in a major European airport.
  • Acting for a Russian individual in an LCIA arbitration claim against a Chinese public company concerning a joint venture dispute for the exploration of natural gas reserves in Kazakhstan.

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