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About Christine Simpson

Christine is an associate in the Firm’s Dispute Resolution practice. She advises on a wide range of commercial litigation, with a focus on multi-party actions and financial services disputes.

Christine’s practice focuses on complex, high-value, multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation. Christine has particular experience in the defence and co-ordination of complex multi-party litigation, including shareholder claims, litigation following regulatory action and follow-on competition litigation. She has also successfully defended a number of financial institutions in claims brought against them in the Commercial Court.

Prior to joining Freshfields, Christine practised at a leading commercial law firm in Dublin, where her experience included working on multi-jurisdictional litigation arising from the Madoff fraud. Christine has also spent time on secondment to an international bank.

Recent work

  • Representing an OEM in relation to multi-jurisdictional claims arising from the trucks infringement.
  • Successfully defending a global financial institution in a Commercial Court claim relating to alleged breaches of the Quincecare duty.
  • Achieving a successful strikeout of a claim brought against an international bank relating to enforcement action taken against a customer.
  • Representing a major corporate in a shareholder litigation in the High Court arising out of a profit overstatement.




  • BCL, Law with Economics, Universtiy College Dublin
  • Law Society of Ireland (Professional Practice Course, Award for Civil Advocacy)
  • Solicitor qualified in England and Wales
  • Solicitor qualified in Ireland


Professional Qualifications

  • Solicitor-Advocate, Higher Courts Civil, England and Wales