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Helen Carty appointed Head of Clifford Chance's London Litigation practice

25 January 2018

Helen Carty appointed Head of Clifford Chance's London Litigation practice

Clifford Chance announces that Helen Carty has been appointed to lead the firm’s London Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice.

Helen joined the firm in 1995 and became a partner in 2011. She is a commercial litigator, specialising in disputes involving financial institutions and financial products. Her clients are leading banks and financial institutions.

Matthew Newick, global head of Clifford Chance’s Global Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, said: "Helen has extensive expertise in commercial disputes and her decisive, thoughtful and collaborative approach is repeatedly praised by clients and our own lawyers. This combination makes her the ideal choice to guide the London practice and its clients in a market environment that presents clients with an array of risks and opportunities. I have worked closely with Helen for many years and look forward to continuing that collaboration in our new roles."

Helen Carty said: "We have a fantastic practice in London, acting on some of the most high-profile matters in the market, both inside and outside the UK.  I am excited to be taking on this role and look forward to working with Matthew and the practice in London to ensure our continued success."

Clifford Chance's London Litigation group has three principal areas of focus: International Arbitration, Investigations and Commercial Litigation. Recently, it has advised clients on a range of disputes including:

  • Citi in its successful defence of fraud claims brought by Terra Firma against it following the public to private sale of EMI to Terra Firma in 2007.
  • News Group Newspapers on litigation relating to phone-hacking at the News of the World.
  • Advising the minority shareholder of Blackpool Football Club, VB Football Assets, in a notable victory in his long running dispute over the ownership and management of Blackpool Football Club.
  • Raytheon, the leading defence contractor, in LCIA arbitration against the Secretary of State for Home Affairs in connection with the termination of the UK Government's e-Borders programme.
  • Autonomy founder Mike Lynch in relation to allegations of financial impropriety and misrepresentation made by Hewlett Packard which acquired Lynch's software company in 2011.