Stuart is a managing associate within the financial markets litigation group in our international dispute resolution department. Stuart specialises in investment banking and retail financial litigation and investigations and has experience of dealing with a broad range of high value, complex matters for a variety of financial institutions.
Stuart also focuses on jurisdiction and governing law issues, particularly in relation to Brexit.
- Recent Work
- advising global banks on topics of conflict of laws, governing law and jurisdiction in light of Brexit
- acting for a global bank in relation to s166 of FSMA “skilled person” review of conduct following FCA thematic review
- acting for a FTSE 100 company in relation to a claim against it in the region of £50m and successfully obtaining an order for strike out/summary judgment. Initiating bankruptcy proceedings to enforce a successful costs order
- acting for global banks in relation to regulatory investigations by the FCA, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and the Indian regulator (SEBI), in respect of misconduct and insider dealing
- acting for a global bank in respect of the Hong Kong Market Authority’s investigation into market manipulation of FX benchmarks in the Hong Kong market
- acting for Zolfo Cooper as administrators of Bankas Snoras in Commercial Court proceedings against former shareholders and directors arising out of alleged misappropriation of funds and in a related application for a freezing order (including successfully defending the first defendant’s application to have the freezing order set aside).
Stuart gained a MSc in the History of International Relations at the London School of Economics. Stuart trained and qualified at a multinational law firm and spent two years on secondment to the Hong Kong office before returning to London and being promoted to Managing Associate. Stuart joined Simmons & Simmons in January 2017.