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Provided by Conall Patton KC

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Conall Patton KC has a broad commercial practice, including energy, competition, banking and finance, jurisdiction/choice of law, civil fraud and international arbitration. He is highly rated for his oral advocacy and cross-examination skills, the elegance of his drafting and his responsiveness to clients. He is sought after for advice on contractual construction: he currently acts for GlaxoSmithKline in a dispute with AstraZeneca about royalties payable under a patent licence; and he successfully appeared for Glencore in a 2-day appeal in the Court of Appeal concerning the interpretation of tax indemnities in an SPA, having previously conducted the 5-day Commercial Court trial. Conall has appeared in the leading cases concerning shareholder remedies for allegedly untrue or misleading information published by listed companies, notably for HP in its mammoth $5 billion Autonomy trial and for Tesco defending claims arising out of historic profit overstatements. Having previously represented British Airways and MAN in large-scale competition damages actions, in 2022 Conall successfully defended Ede & Ravenscroft in an 11-day abuse of dominance trial in the CAT and continues to act for Rabobank in fraud and competition law proceedings in the Financial List alleging USD LIBOR manipulation.

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Banking & Finance - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Conall Patton KC
Conall Patton KC enjoys a fast-growing reputation among peers and instructing solicitors particularly for his outstanding written advocacy across a range of areas including banking, competition law and energy. He is a go-to for numerous instructing solicitors presented with complex, multi-jurisdictional banking cases, and is noted for his deft handling of bond disputes and fraud claims.


Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
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Band 4

Conall Patton KC


Energy & Natural Resources - London (Bar)
4
Band 4

Conall Patton KC
Conall Patton KC is a highly regarded silk who is capable of dealing with both the commercial and regulatory aspects of energy work. He has experience in advising and representing clients both in court and in arbitration, and acts for high-ranking developers and facility operators, as well as commodity traders. Patton is equally capable of handling disputes relating to the oil and gas, renewable energy and mining sectors.

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