BLP announces new Head of Banking Litigation practice
International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), is pleased to announce the promotion of Oliver Glynn-Jones, a partner in the Commercial Dispute Resolution Group, to Head of BLP’s Banking Litigation practice, effective from today.
The Commercial Dispute Resolution Group, described in Chambers as “impressive specialists” and “strong at both a strategic and a detailed/tactical level”, continues to be very successful and involved in high profile matters for major banks such as RBS, Morgan Stanley and HSBC among others.
Oliver is currently acting in a number of significant and market-leading cases for global investment banks, with a particular focus on issues resulting from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, including the Eurosail case which recently went to the Supreme Court, as well as acting for a number of other parties in securitisation programmes in resolving similar issues.
Commenting on Oliver’s new role, Jonathan Sacher, BLP Departmental Managing Partner for Litigation and Dispute Resolution, said: “Oliver has proved himself to be a strong leader for the firm. His new role comes at a time of significant growth for our Banking Litigation practice with important international opportunities which have never been so promising.”
Regularly advising clients on large, complex disputes often international in nature, BLP’s Litigation department has over 175 contentious business lawyers across Abu Dhabi, Brussels, London, Moscow and Singapore. It recently launched a unique Integrated Dispute Resolution service allowing them to advise clients from instruction through to trial, and in February the firm’s Head of Arbitration, Nic Fletcher, was made Queen’s Counsel, one of three QC’s now working at BLP.