Ruth Cowley is a dispute resolution and litigation lawyer based in London. She is qualified in England and Wales as a Solicitor-Advocate (English Courts) holding Higher Rights (All Proceedings), and is also qualified in Hong Kong. She is experienced in commercial litigation and ADR, international arbitration and regulation and investigation. Most of Ruth’s cases have international elements.
Recent experience includes investigations (internal and external) into regulatory and corruption issues, advice on corruption and fraud issues, compliance advice, international shareholder and joint venture disputes, complex contractual disputes, and cross border litigation. Ruth is a core member of our Global Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption Group.
Ruth is recognised in legal directories for her litigation and investigations experience and is recognised as one of the world's leading young investigations specialists by Global Investigations Review - 40 under 40 (2014).
Ruth read law at Cambridge University and joined us in 2000. She spent nearly two years in our Singapore office primarily focusing on international arbitration in the South East Asia region, before moving to Hong Kong in September 2007. She spent four years in our Hong Kong office advising on disputes and investigations across Asia for a range of clients, including regulatory investigations before the SFC and Stock Exchange.
Legal 500 UK 2013 describe Ruth as “very lucid” and she “quickly gets to the nub of the issue.”
The Court of Appeal last week handed down an eagerly awaited decision addressing, in particular, fundamental issues as to the ambit of litigation privilege in investigations..
September 17, 2018
This article was first published in the August 2018 issue of PLC Magazine.
August 21, 2018
Global Investigations Review has profiled 100 women in the field of investigations in a special feature, including two Norton Rose Fulbright partners in London, Ruth Cowley and Pamela Reddy..
June 29, 2018