Chris Webber


Chris Webber specializes in resolving financial services disputes and regulatory investigations. 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.


  • 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.
  • Acting for an investment bank in defence of claims by the winding up committee of an Icelandic bank in respect of multi-million euro credit default swaps transacted between the banks.
  • Acting for counterparties to derivative contracts in claims for over 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 over 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 South American pension fund in obtaining and executing multiple freezing, search and passport confiscation orders in support of US$40 million civil fraud proceedings in Florida.
  • Acting for a minority shareholder in a Bermudan investment fund in unfair prejudice claims regarding a multimillion pound placement of new shares to a rival investor.


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


  • England and Wales (Higher Rights of Audience), 2007
  • England and Wales, 2004
  • Chris has been listed as a “rising star” in his field in Super Lawyers 2013-15.

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