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Chris Webber

Partner

Chris Webber specializes in resolving financial services disputes and regulatory investigations, including “section 166” skilled person reviews. He represents clients, including banks, broker dealers, corporate trustees, bondholders, issuers, mortgage servicers, borrowers, insolvency office-holders, regulatory bodies, investment funds and individuals. He also acts for corporate clients in contractual, investment, and shareholder disputes.

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  • Acting for a major broker dealer firm in a €130 million claim against another financial institution arising from the negligent close out of over €4 billion of derivative contracts.
  • Acting as an FCA approved “skilled person” on a major past business review and redress programme in respect of sales by a commercial bank of interest rate hedging products.
  • Advising a wealth management firm and two of its senior executives in FCA enforcement investigations relating to its pensions management business.
  • Acting for counterparties to derivative contracts in claims for more than US$40 million due on early termination following insolvency.
  • Acting for a global investment bank in a dispute with a Middle Eastern bank arising from a default under a US$1.2 billion credit default swap forming part of a restructured SIV.
  • Acting for a statutory body in a judicial review brought by more than 200 financial services firms challenging an exercise of its powers. 
  • Advising a large retail bank in relation to an FCA supervised past business review and redress programme for PPI products.
  • Acting for a pension fund in obtaining and executing multiple freezing, search and passport confiscation orders in support of US$40 million civil fraud proceedings in Florida. 

Education

  • University of Oxford, Lincoln College, M.A., Jurisprudence

Admissions

  • England and Wales (Higher Rights of Audience), 2007
  • England and Wales, 2004
  • Listed as a “rising star” in his field in Super Lawyers 2013-15
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 UK for banking litigation and commercial litigation

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