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Robin Spedding is a dispute resolution and litigation lawyer based in London. He focuses on international commercial litigation, with an emphasis on banking and finance disputes and civil fraud.
Between 2017 and 2018, Robin spent 12 months on secondment to the litigation and investigations team of a large financial institution where he gained experience of, amongst other matters, interest rate hedging disputes, benchmark manipulation litigation, arbitration, and tax matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Robin completed pupillage at a leading set of commercial chambers where he gained experience in banking disputes, cross-border civil fraud disputes, insolvency and restructuring disputes, insurance and coverage disputes, and professional negligence disputes.
Between 2012 and 2013, Robin worked as Judicial Assistant to Sir John Thomas, the President of the Queen's Bench Division.
- Master of Arts, University of Cambridge
- LLM, Cardiff University
- BPTC (PgDip), Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University
- Barrister, qualified in England & Wales
- Millennium Global Emerging Credit Master Fund (in liquidation) v Citigroup Global Markets Limited - advised Citigroup on a US$50m claim concerning the close-out valuation of a number of derivatives transactions under a 2002 ISDA Master Agreement
- Lehman Brothers International (Europe) v ExxonMobil Financial Services, 2016 - acted for ExxonMobil in its successful defence of a claim by LBIE on a close-out valuation of repo transactions under GMRA 2000
- Sovereign wealth fund - advised on a Commercial Court dispute involving an alleged substantial multi-jurisdictional fraud; this included stakeholder proceedings, urgent interim relief and related arbitral proceedings across multiple jurisdictions
- Structured notes issuer - represented an issuer in a Commercial Court civil fraud dispute involving allegations of conspiracy, deceit and dishonesty
- Regional arm of a large financial institution - advised on a Commercial Court breach of contract and misrepresentation dispute, as well as advising on urgent interim relief.
- Contractual estoppel and the duty to advise: where are we now?, Norton Rose Fulbright's Banking and Finance Disputes Review, February 2017
- Restoring companies to the register: guidance on the 'limitation direction', Norton Rose Fulbright's Corporate and Commercial Disputes Review, April 2016
- Exporting Corruption Progress Report 2014, with Sam Eastwood, Robert Barrington, and Nick Maxwell, Transparency International, 2014
- Representations and reliance: Marme Inversiones 2007 SL - a case analysis
- Transparency International UK
- London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA)
- Association of London Welsh Lawyers (ALWL)