“The team at Signature is highly talented, experienced and dedicated.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Signature Litigation is described as a “quality team at every level“.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“Extremely bright and dedicated team. A willingness to go the extra mile and find a solution to whatever problem comes along however simple or complex.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Signature Litigation has “‘the agility to deal with matters of all kinds’ and has particular experience in multiparty and multijurisdictional disputes.”

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“The amount of deep thought that goes into each piece of work is quite extraordinary.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“I am confident that they would always deliver a peerless service to the client, whoever that may be.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“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

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

“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

“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”.

Chambers UK 2019

“The firm is extremely focused on high-quality litigation”.

Chambers UK 2019

“Their advice is sound and their strategic approach is excellent. I would recommend them without hesitation.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Adept at handling multiparty and cross-border disputes, particularly those related to banking.”

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

“The hallmarks of the team are that they are responsive, commercial, conflict-free, flexible … a client gets Magic Circle quality.”

Chambers 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

“The practice advises on all aspects of large-scale banking litigation.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“A first-class firm with a positive, collaborative culture of integrity”.

The Legal 500 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

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

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Biography

Tadhg is a senior associate with extensive experience in complex and high-value litigation, commercial arbitration, investigation and advisory matters across numerous jurisdictions and sectors, including technology, telecoms, energy and finance.

Tadhg also has particular experience in competition law disputes, in which he has acted at High Court and Court of Appeal level, as well as in arbitration, in matters relating to the TMT and manufacturing sectors.

Prior to joining Signature Litigation, Tadhg trained and qualified at international law firm, Allen & Overy, during which time he also spent a year seconded to Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office.

Tadhg speaks professional-standard French and is also qualified in the Republic of Ireland.

Experience

Commercial Litigation

  • Representing clients in a High Court claim for break costs payable under commercial loans to certain wind farm companies following loan pre-payment.
  • Acting for an international bank in disputes with a large number of ship owners and charterers arising out of the bankruptcy of a large marine bunker supplier, including successful expedited proceedings before the English High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
  • Acting for a banking client in relation to a large currency swap dispute (over US$100m) involving legal proceedings in England & Shanghai.
  • Acting in a High Court claim relating to an alleged agreement to purchase debt on the secondary market.

Arbitration

  • Acting for a large telecoms company in LCIA arbitration proceedings in relation to a shareholder dispute (value approximately $125m) concerning an African national telecoms company.
  • Acting in an LCIA arbitration in relation to an investor dispute concerning a large hedge fund.
  • Acting in a €1.2bn LCIA arbitration in relation to the suspension and later termination of a major off-shore gas pipeline construction project.
  • Acting in an LCIA arbitration in relation to a $166m price dispute under a gas purchase agreement.

Antitrust Disputes

  • Acting for a large technology company in a €667m competition damages claim regarding computer monitors, at High Court and Court of Appeal level.
  • Acting for a large mobile phone manufacturer in relation to a €1.8bn competition damages claim regarding mobile phone batteries (initially in the High Court, then arbitration following a successful jurisdiction challenge).
  • Acting for a large European manufacturer of foam products in three separate High Court competition damages proceedings.

Regulatory Investigations

  • Acting for a banking client in connection with regulatory and internal investigation matters relating to German “Cum-Ex” tax fraud investigations.
  • Advising a large UK vehicle manufacturer in relation to bribery and potential POCA issues in connection with an Asian subsidiary.
  • Acting in regulatory investigations commenced by the Hong Kong SFC, HKMA and the Korean Financial Supervisory Service.

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