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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 4 Practice Areas
Banking & Finance
22 Years Ranked
2
Group Litigation
2 Years Ranked
3
Financial Services
1 Years Ranked
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About

Provided by Richard Handyside KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

A wide range of commercial and other civil litigation, including banking and financial services, civil fraud, breach of confidence, competition, conflicts of law, energy, insurance, international arbitration, M&A disputes, professional liability and restitution. Current / recent cases include Edward Moon v Link Fund Solutions Ltd (Woodford Fund / group litigation); Watchstone v PwC (alleged breach of confidence / M&A); Eurochem v SocGen (sanctions / performance bonds); The Ingenious Litigation (group litigation / alleged mis-selling of film finance investments); Various SAM Borrowers v Bank of Scotland (group litigation / shared appreciation mortgages / alleged unfair relationships); Federal Republic of Nigeria v Royal Dutch Shell & Ors (alleged bribery and corruption / jurisdiction); Donegan v Financial Services Compensation Scheme (judicial review arising out of London Capital & Finance plc); In Re: Prudential Life Assurance Company and Rothesay Life Plc (Part VII transfer of insurance business); Vestia v SocGen (alleged bribery); TP ICAP v NEX (breach of warranty); Allianz Global Investors & Ors v Barclays Bank & Ors (competition law / fx).

Career

Called 1993. KC 2009.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR.

Personal

Bristol University (LLB Hons 1st Class, 1991) and Brasenose College, Oxford (BCL 1st Class, 1992).

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Banking & Finance - London (Bar)
Star Individuals

Richard Handyside KC
Richard Handyside KC is renowned as a leading player in the banking sphere, having forged an impressive reputation for handling market-leading cases on behalf of a variety of investment banks and financial institutions. He is particularly noted for his market-leading expertise in issues facing banks arising from the LIBOR manipulation scandal. He has knowledge of disputes relating to the sale of structured notes and film investment schemes. As well as handling the most significant domestic cases, he is also noted for his considerable experience conducting multi-jurisdictional disputes.


Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
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Band 1

Richard Handyside KC


Group Litigation - All Circuits
2
Band 2

Richard Handyside KC
Richard Handyside KC is developing a strong practice defending banks in representative actions and other large-scale litigation concerning exchange rate manipulation or financial product mis-selling.


Financial Services - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Richard Handyside KC
Richard Handyside KC is a popular choice for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and other financial institutions in handling high-profile disputes. He's adept at handling litigation concerning MiFID II, the FSMA and collapsed businesses.

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