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About Christopher Robinson

Christopher is Head of our London financial disputes practice, and advises on a wide range of litigation and investigations in the banking and financial services sector.

Christopher has particular expertise in relation to disputes concerning wholesale market misconduct, financial crime, 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.

He is recommended by Chambers and Partners and has been listed as a ‘rising star’ in banking disputes by various publications.

Recent work

  • 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.

Qualifications

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

Publications

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

  • Investigations and Enforcement (2014) Financial Services editorial team