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Richard Handyside

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Banking & Finance , Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Richard Handyside QC
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. His recent work also includes 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.
Strengths: "Richard has a calm, judicious manner. You can go to him with complicated problems and he makes it all seem clear and obvious. He is greatly skilled and has a lot of court experience, so he knows what arguments will land with the Bench."  "A very thoughtful, very considered barrister with a real willingness to engage and a very good feel for the market."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant in the case of Scarborough Group v Bank of Scotland, which concerned a claim for over £500 million brought by one of the largest property development groups in the UK against Bank of Scotland in respect of alleged LIBOR manipulation.
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Richard Handyside QC
Strengths: "Really user-friendly, commercial and pragmatic." "He is an impressive advocate and he has the ear of the court." "Richard can get a victory in situations where nobody thinks it's possible."
Recent work: Acted for Eni in Federal Republic of Nigeria v Royal Dutch Shell Plc & Others, very high-profile proceedings relating to the acquisition by a Shell/Eni consortium of an oil exploration licence in respect of an offshore block situated in the territorial waters of Nigeria.
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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, restitution, professional liability and restitution.

Current / recent cases include Federal Republic of Nigeria v Royal Dutch Shell & Ors (alleged bribery and corruption / jurisdiction); In Re: Prudential Life Assurance Company and Rothesay Life Plc (Part VII transfer of insurance business); Bombardier & Ors v London Underground (public procurement); Allianz Global Investors & Ors v Barclays Bank & Ors (competition law / fx); National Bank of Kazakhstan v The Bank of New York Mellon (dispute relating to a Global Custody Agreement); State of The Netherlands v Deutsche Bank (interpretation of ISDA Credit Support Annex / negative interest rates); Property Alliance Group v Royal Bank of Scotland (alleged manipulation of LIBOR / interest rate swaps); Ingenious Litigation (alleged mis-selling of film finance investments).

Career

Called 1993. QC 2009.

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

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