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About Laura Higgins

Laura is an associate in the Commercial Disputes Group, with a broad practice covering both contentious litigious matters and regulatory investigations.

Laura has a particular interest in work with a Russian or CIS focus.

Recent work

Laura's recent experience includes:

  • acting for a major international investment company in connection with proceedings in the English courts as well as formal insolvency proceedings abroad.
  • advising a multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer in connection with an investigation resulting from its profit overstatement and subsequent entry into a deferred prosecution agreement.
  • representing a consortium of dissenting shareholders in a Cayman Islands claim in relation to the merger of a Cayman registered Russian oilfield services company.
  • representing a Russian businessman in a USD$2bn claim in both the English Commercial Court and Chancery Division.

Qualifications

University education

  • St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, MA Jurisprudence
  • BPP University, London, United Kingdom, Legal Practice Course, Commendation

Professional qualifications

  • Higher rights of audience (Civil)