“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

Leo is experienced in international arbitration and commercial litigation that frequently involves complex multi-party disputes with a focus on the energy, banking and insurance sectors in addition to general commercial issues. These disputes have spanned European, Asian, Russian, CIS and African jurisdictions and often have an offshore element.

Leo has also advised energy companies on European regulatory issues ranging from state aid for power projects to the decommissioning of oil and gas infrastructure. Additionally, he has acted for large Asian multinationals on internal investigations relating to anti-bribery and corruption laws as well as the Sierra Leonean Government on the drafting of its proposed new Arbitration Act.

Before joining Signature Litigation, Leo worked at Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to this, he was called to the Bar and was awarded Lord Denning and Lord Bowen major scholarships by Lincoln’s Inn.

Leo has also worked as a researcher in both the European Parliament and the House of Lords.

Experience

  • Acting for a UHNW individual in an ICC arbitration claim against a major international bank and its offshore subsidiaries regarding mis-selling of investments including complex equity derivative products.
  • Acting for a major CIS natural resources conglomerate in relation to complex and multi-jurisdictional issues subject to US$500 million LCIA proceedings.
  • Advising a major Ukrainian mining and power company across a range of complex, cross-border disputes covering financial and banking issues and managing multi-jurisdictional enforcement.
  • Acting for a media and communications company in relation to its US$600 million High Court claim arising from the sale of a controlling stake in a sports and media company.
  • Acting for a significant CIS energy company in a US$400 million PCA arbitration with a national government relating to ownership and control of energy infrastructure assets in addition to ECT and BIT related issues.
  • Acting for a major Middle Eastern mining company relating to a US$300 million ICC arbitration relating to a breach of warranty and indemnity or, in the alternative, fraudulent misrepresentation concerning the purchase of mineral producing assets.
  • Acting for a major Middle Eastern government entity in an on-going US$2 billion ICC arbitration relating to the termination of an EPC contract and substantial contractor claims for variations, delay and disruption arising from a health infrastructure project.
  • Acting for a major Korean agricultural machinery producer in an ICC arbitration relating to claims by a Chinese SOE agribusiness relating to breach of contract and breach of warranty.
  • Acting for Single Buoy Moorings Inc relating to a US$1.3 billion insurance claim brought in the High Court for losses relating to the termination for operational delays caused allegedly caused by engineering and construction issues.

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