Senior Partner: Graham Huntley
Number of partners: 14
Number of other UK fee-earners: 40
Signature Litigation is a specialist firm that focuses on complex commercial and insurance disputes, regulatory investigations and investor protection claims, all on a dedicated litigation and arbitration platform. Signature Litigation often handles multi-party disputes stretching across multiple jurisdictions. The firm is best known as a commercial and financial market litigation practice with a unique ‘all-member’ economic structure operating in both a conflict free space and, unusually for such firms, active also for banks and other institutions acting in the financial markets.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Contentious Regulatory: 15%
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Litigation: Signature Litigation’s conflict free platform means the firm is broadly unconstrained in who it can act for and against. Signature Litigation therefore offers clients, who are involved in disputes on both sides of the customer/institutional relationship, access to high quality expertise from lawyers who have significant experience in handling all sides of such disputes. Main areas of practice include: banking and financial markets litigation; commercial litigation; trusts and funds management litigation; investor protection claims; and professional negligence litigation.
International Arbitration: Signature Litigation’s team comprises specialist arbitration lawyers who have substantial experience acting for clients on high value and complex international arbitrations pursuant to various institutional rules including LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institute, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).
CIS Disputes: Signature Litigation has a highly developed platform for quality focused advice to clients involved in CIS related disputes. With extensive experience of utilising CIS litigators, Signature is able to offer clients in the region high quality advice which truly understands their needs.
Civil Fraud: Signature Litigation has extensive experience in investigating, initiating and defending a broad spread of civil fraud claims. Signature Litigation acts for a number of clients and other professionals, including foreign lawyers, forensic accountants, private investigators and IT specialists, and liaises with criminal and regulatory authorities on their behalf.
Insurance & Reinsurance: Signature Litigation’s insurance and reinsurance practice focuses on complex international insurance disputes. Signature Litigation has acted for some of the leading insurers and reinsurers on high value disputes, particularly in Latin America, the Mediterranean basin, Asia and West Africa.
Trusts & Funds Management Litigation: Complex international trust arrangements and fund management disputes are at the heart of much of the firm’s work. Some of those arrangements involve formal trust structures in offshore jurisdictions, whilst others involve disputes arising out of informal trust relationships. The firm also advises regularly on the applicability of constructive trusts to the proceeds of fraud.
White Collar Crime & Regulatory Investigations: Signature Litigation has developed keen experience in dealing with regulatory disputes in the financial sector and conducting corporate investigations. The firm also advises clients in connection with investigations initiated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Serious Fraud Office.
Signature Litigation LLP
138 Fetter Lane EC4A 1BT
Tel: +44 (0)20 3818 3500
AARPI 49/51 Avenue George V 75008
Tel: +33 (0)1 70 75 58 00
Signature Litigation Limited
7 Governor’s Street GX11 1AA
Tel: +350 200 10 900