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Roger Masefield

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Banking & Finance , Fraud: Civil , Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Banking & Finance - London (Bar)

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Roger Masefield QC
Experienced silk who handles a wide array of banking and commercial litigation. His clients include sovereign wealth funds, among many others, and he has acted in a number of matters concerning breaches of duty, corruption allegations and derivative disputes.
Strengths: "Very impressive. He brings judges around with very artful persuasion."
Recent work: Successfully acted for the claimant in Libyan Investment Authority v Société Générale, concerning a claim to rescind four derivative transactions, which took place during the Gadaffi regime, for alleged bribery, corruption and intimidation. The matter settled for a payment of circa USD1 billion.
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Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)

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Has extensive experience handling high-value fraud disputes as part of his robust commercial litigation practice. He has acted on behalf of several sovereign states and sovereign wealth funds in complex and high-profile cases, and offers expertise in claims involving allegations of bribery and intimidation.
Strengths: "He is ferociously intelligent and is able to master the facts of incredibly complicated and large litigations." "A calm and charming barrister who is very good with judges." "He prepares meticulously and has sound judgement."
Recent work: Instructed in the Federal Republic of Nigeria v JP Morgan, a claim based on breach of a Quincecare duty of care, arising out of an allegedly corrupt disposal of an oil licence.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

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Strengths: "Supremely at home in heavyweight litigation." "He is very bright and very good on the detail but sees the commercial big picture."
Recent work: Successfully acted for the Libyan Investment Authority in its USD1.5 billion claim against Société Générale to rescind four complex derivative transactions.
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Roger Masefield has 25 years’ litigation experience in all aspects of commercial law (including arbitration, banking, civil fraud, energy, and insurance / reinsurance). Since taking silk in 2013, he has been instructed as leading counsel in a wide range of high profile and high value matters, including claims on behalf of the Libyan Investment Authority against both Goldman Sachs and Societe Generale (each worth more than one billion dollars); claims in the BVI against companies owned and controlled by Isabel dos Santos (involving a two billion dollar freezing injunction); and claims on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria against JP Morgan (worth in excess of 875 million dollars), and against the oil majors Royal Dutch Shell plc and Eni SpA (worth in excess of three billion dollars). Before taking silk, as a senior junior, Roger Masefield was involved in the high profile Berezovsky v Abramovich litigation (worth in excess of 5 billion dollars). Over the last two years, Roger Masefield has appeared regularly (in person and by video-link) in the English Commercial Court and Court of Appeal; in the High Court and Court of Appeal in the British Virgin Islands; and in the Court of Appeal in Dubai.

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