Penningtons Manches Cooper has appointed senior financial services litigator Michael Brown as a partner in its thriving commercial disputes practice.
Michael has extensive expertise in financial services disputes and contentious regulatory matters. He has acted on some of the most high profile cases in the financial services sector and in particular on litigation flowing out of the major scandals and crises of the last two decades.
For the last financial crisis, beginning in 2007, his cases have included complex derivatives disputes, fund litigation arising from the Madoff ponzi scheme fraud, the RBS Rights Issue group litigation, and a raft of financial instruments mis-selling claims. He has represented claimants and defendants in the Court of Appeal twice, and the Supreme Court once, in the last two years and has considerable recent experience in arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution.
The firm’s commercial disputes team has experienced robust growth over the last few years. Its ongoing success was a key driver behind the recent merger between Penningtons Manches and Thomas Cooper, with the latter bringing additional international capabilities to the practice, including access to the key global arbitration hubs of Paris and Singapore.
Partner Rustam Dubash, head of commercial dispute resolution at Penningtons Manches Cooper commented: “We’re delighted that Michael has joined us. He is an outstanding lawyer whose experience speaks for itself. He’ll be a major asset as we continue to pursue our ambitious plans for growth and respond to new opportunities and rising client demand, especially in the financial services sector. He is a great fit for our team and the firm more widely.”