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About Christopher Robinson

Christopher is a partner in London financial disputes practice and advises on a wide range of litigation and investigations in the banking and financial services sector. Christopher also serves as Chair of the Firm’s Global Risk and Conduct Committee.

Christopher has particular expertise in disputes concerning wholesale market misconduct, financial crime, complex and high value insurance coverage matters, governance and cultural issues and other risk issues. He enjoys working with clients to solve their most complex problems, often as part of a cross-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary team.

Recent work

  • Acting for a global investment bank in its successful defence of a claim for nearly $1bn in respect of the processing of settlement payments.
  • Acting for a leading global insurer in co-ordinating the global management of insurance coverage issues arising from Covid-19 and the Ukraine conflict.
  • Acting for Deutsche Bank in Deutsche Bank v Sebastian Holdings Inc. in respect of DB’s successful claim for around $230m and successful defence of Sebastian Holdings’ $7bn counterclaim, the largest post credit crunch claim heard in the English Commercial Court.
  • Leading cross-border investigations for numerous financial institutions in connection with allegations of trader misconduct in relation to equities, credit and FX products, tax related trading activity, potential insider trading and management oversight of conduct of business issues.
  • Advising financial institutions on financial crime related issues and investigations, including money laundering, tax evasion and ABC systems and controls issues.
  • Acting for financial institutions in defending claims relating to the sale of financial products, including derivatives, particularly in continental Europe.
  • Acting for creditors of Lehman in the Waterfall litigation relating to the distribution of LBIE’s surplus of around £7bn (one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2015).
  • Acting for multiple global financial institutions in investigations and reviews in connection with whistleblowing allegations and compliance with regulatory requirements in relation to whistleblowing.


  • Christopher holds a first class degree in law from Durham University and a first class LL.M. from Christ’s College, Cambridge.


  • Bloomsbury's Financial Services Law Guide Fourth Edition (2014) Author of the Enforcement chapter

  • Investigations and Enforcement (2014) Financial Services editorial team