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Conall Patton QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Banking & FinanceEnergy & Natural ResourcesCommercial Dispute Resolution
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Banking & Finance - London (Bar)

Band 4

Conall Patton QC
Conall Patton QC 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. Such is the regard in which he is held that he often acts unled in major cases. 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.
Strengths: "He is definitely one to watch." "He is incredibly bright but also has a sense of humour. Commercial clients rightly consider him a real star."
Recent work: Acted for Rabobank in defending competition law and fraud claims brought by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver for various failed US banks in relation to the alleged suppression of US dollar LIBOR.
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Energy & Natural Resources - London (Bar)

Band 4

Conall Patton QC
Conall Patton QC 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.
Strengths: "Conall is outstanding. His written work is very persuasive, he thinks of points no one else has thought of and and he has a very fast turnaround time." "His drafting is second to none, and his advocacy in court on his feet is equally impressive." "He is fiercely intelligent, super responsive and an absolute pleasure to work with."
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 5

Conall Patton QC
Strengths: "He is very good and has a very precise mind."
Recent work: Acted for private equity fund Fougera in a four-day expedited trial in relation to alleged information obligations under a share sale agreement.
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Conall Patton QC 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 a Share Purchase Agreement, 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 represented British Airways and MAN in defending large-scale competition damages actions, Conall is currently acting for Ede & Ravenscroft in Competition Appeal Tribunal proceedings concerning the market for the supply of academic dress and for Rabobank in fraud and competition law proceedings in the Financial List alleging USD LIBOR manipulation.

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