Caroline is a partner in Travers Smith's Dispute Resolution Department and a member of the firm's Regulatory Investigations Group. Her practice covers a broad range of commercial disputes, usually involving high value and complex claims, often with an international dimension. Caroline is a member of the firm's International Board.
She is particularly experienced in the financial services sector, acting for clients in complex derivatives and structured products disputes, as well as in contentious regulatory matters. She also acts for corporates in complex contractual and shareholder disputes and has substantial experience of matters involving allegations of fraud. She is also very experienced in acting for clients involved in cartel damages claims brought in the English courts following a finding of infringement by the European Commission.
Caroline is a regular article writer and public speaker, including speaking at the MLEX Competition Litigation Conference 2016 and contributing to the 2016 Legal Business Year Book.
Caroline is recognised in The Lawyer magazine’s 2017 Hot 100, which lists the profession's brightest and most innovative lawyers, and is ranked in the Chambers UK and Legal 500 directories. Chambers describes her as "a phenomenal solicitor" singling out her "tactical sense, attention to detail and judgement", citing clients who describe her as "a tireless advocate who is impressive for her ability to succinctly characterise a situation", “my go-to litigation partner” and "the perfect litigator … accurate, pragmatic and businesslike". She is described by the Legal 500 2015 as "very bright", and a "strategic thinker" who "knows when to be pragmatic and flexible, and when to fight".
Recent work includes acting for:
- Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration ) ("LBIE") in connection with a number of disputes relating to the close-out of derivatives and other financial contracts following LBIE's entry into administration
- Pathfinder Minerals Plc in connection with the disputed ownership of its mining licences in Mozambique and of the shares in its local Mozambique subsidiary
- an AIM-listed natural resources company in connection with various joint venture and other contractual disputes in a number of jurisdictions, including in Africa
- investors and counterparties in a number of different cases involving CDOs, derivatives and complex structured products
- Schott AG in the successful strike out of a damages claim by Japanese monitor supplier iiyama against Schott and other addressees relating to the European Commission CRT Glass cartel decision;
- Japanese smart card chip producer Renesas in a combined follow on and standalone damages claim brought in the High Court by Vodafone against our client and another addressee of the European Commission SmartCard Chips cartel decision