Joanna Pearson



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General Experience

Joanna is a partner specialising in disputes and investigations in the financial institutions, wealth and asset management sectors. She has advised investment banks, asset managers and other major financial institutions in relation to a wide range of issues, including: regulatory and internal investigations; structured products and derivatives disputes; portfolio mis-management claims; contractual interpretation; jurisdiction; and hedge fund disputes.

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Recent Work
  • acting for an investment bank in relation to a dispute as to the management of a notional portfolio of assets
  • undertaking an investigation for an asset manager in relation to a series of investments made for clients by an individual portfolio manager
  • undertaking an investigation for an investment bank in relation to the activities of a London based trading desk
  • advising the private banking division of a global investment bank in respect of a dispute as to the exercise of discretion in connection with prime brokerage margin requirements, involving issues in London, Hong Kong and Singapore
  • acting for the wealth management division of an investment bank in relation to allegations of negligence in connection with advisory mandates
  • advising various clients on claims for declaratory relief in the English courts in respect of ISDA transaction agreements entered into with Italian municipalities and other European public entities
  • acting for a hedge fund in respect of a partnership dispute in the Jersey courts
  • litigation relating to the Lehman estate involving jurisdiction and ISDA loss calculation issues.

Joanna joined Simmons & Simmons in 1999 and has been a partner since 2011. Joanna relocated from London to the Singapore office in June 2015 and rejoined the London team August 2018.

Solicitor, England & Wales.