Graham Shear

Partner, Head of International - Commercial Dispute Resolution

“Graham Shear acts for a wide range of clients, including banks and financial institutions, defence companies and sports and entertainment businesses. He has particular expertise in contractual disputes and shareholder litigation." (Chambers UK 2015)
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Graham Shear has over 24 years experience as a commercial litigator
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Biography

  • 25+ years' experience as a commercial litigator both in the UK and internationally.
  • Responsible for developing the Litigation and Corporate Risk department Internationally.
  • Wide range of experience including contractual and shareholder disputes, specialist rights protection, complex recoveries and professional negligence.
  • Advises on complex and diverse fraud and internal investigation cases, which are often multi-jurisdictional.
  • Specialises in deploying strategy and tactics in crisis management. 
  • Acts for a broad range of clients, including corporates, Banks, Financial Institutions, Governments, High Net Worth individuals and entrepreneurs. 
  • Advises individuals and third parties in the sport and entertainment industry on a range of issues, including finance, defamation, privacy and crisis management.
  • A trusted advisor to Boards of large multinational Corporates, high net worth individuals and politicians on a range of commercial, legal and reputational issues.
  • Acts for finance companies' extending finance to the sport sector, as well as providing specialist advice to football clubs and regulators regarding sport regulation and governance. 
  • Recognised as a leader in commercial litigation, defamation, privacy and Sport Law in Chambers & Partners UK Guide and Commercial litigation, defamation, privacy, civil fraud and Sport law in Legal 500.
  • Lawyer of the week in The Times.

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Examples of Work

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Bakrie Family

Advised the Bakrie family and other Indonesian shareholders in Bumi plc in relation to an internal investigation in Indonesia conducted by Bumi plc, a Takeover Panel (TOP) investigation and hearings concerning concert party issues.

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HSBC

Advised HSBC in London and Switzerland on the media investigation and consequences of the Falciani data theft.

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Phone Hacking

Provided (on-going) advice to a range of high profile celebrities relating to further potential phone hacking arising out of operations Weeting, Pinetree & Elveden.

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British Virgin Islands

Acted for an investor in the Aman Hotels luxury hotel resort group, with 27 properties across the world, on a major cross-border shareholder dispute.

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