Huw is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution Department and a member of the firm's Regulatory Investigations Group. He joined Travers Smith in October 2010 from Linklaters, where he had been a Managing Associate in their Litigation Department.
His practice covers a broad range of contentious work, much of it in the financial services sector, and including FCA, SFO and other investigations. Much of his work is high value, complex and international.
Recent and current matters include:
- representing Kaupthing and Jóhannes Rúnar Jóhannsson in 2 Commercial court cases in which the Tchenguiz brothers are claiming damages of £3 billion for an alleged unlawful conspiracy to mislead the SFO;
- advising (with Lord Grabiner QC) the Oversight Committee of the Bank of England in connection with its investigation into the role of Bank officials in relation to conduct issues in the foreign exchange market;
- representing Sebastian Holdings, Inc. in its multi-billion dollar claim in the Commercial Court against Deutsche Bank arising from a series of exotic derivatives transactions;
- acting for The Joint Administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) ("LBIE") in relation to a settlement with a leading global custodian in respect of assets valued at over US$2.5bn held in a number of jurisdictions;
- acting for The Joint Administrators of LBIE in relation to a number of other matters involving issues of banking and insolvency law across a range of counterparties and jurisdictions;
- acting for individuals and firms in relation to FCA investigations and enforcement actions and other regulatory and internal investigations.
Huw is recommended in the Legal 500 2015 for banking litigation, commercial litigation and financial services contentious work. He is described as ‘unbelievably thorough’ and always ‘pays great attention to detail’. Huw regularly writes articles and presents seminars to clients on a range of litigation-related topics.