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Guy Burkitt

Guy Burkitt

Senior Associate

Senior Associate
Guy Burkitt

Guy Burkitt is a solicitor-advocate and advises clients on a broad range of complex, high-value and strategically significant commercial disputes. Guy has a varied practice, but regularly deals with disputes in the aviation, banking and insurance sectors. The Legal 500 2022 describes Guy as a "star of the future".

  • Aviation:
    • Advising an aircraft manufacturer on a high-profile dispute with one of its customers.
    • Advising various aircraft lessors on cross-border enforcement and recovery issues.
  • Banks:
    • Advising a major global bank on its defence of a complex and wide-ranging claim brought on behalf of a large number of claimants against several banks arising from the alleged manipulation of USD LIBOR.
    • Advising a major global bank on its defence of a high-value class action brought by shareholders under sections 90 and 90A FSMA 2000.
    • Advising a major global bank on a high-value dispute in the Commercial Court involving allegations of market manipulation in the metals markets.
    • Advising KfW, the German State Development Bank, on its successful breach of guarantee claim for over £150m against Mr Sanjay Singal.
  • Insurance:
    • Advising a FTSE 100 company on its portfolio of Covid-19 business interruption claims.
    • Advising a FTSE 100 company on an LCIA arbitration related to credit insurance.
    • Advising on a complex insurance dispute in the industrial sector.
    • Advising an insurance broker on allegations of misselling bond indemnity insurance.
  • General Commercial:
    • Advising a global corporation as claimant in a complex breach of warranty claim involving allegations of fraud.
    • Advising a payment services company on allegations of breach of a Quincecare duty of care.
    • Advising a leading private equity fund on a high-value breach of warranty claim in the Commercial Court involving allegations of fraud.
    • Advising a defendant to a fraudulent conspiracy claim in the Commercial Court.

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Career and qualifications

  • BA Hons (Modern Languages), University of Bristol, 2009
  • LLB, College of Law London, 2011
  • Clifford Chance LLP, 2012
  • Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Rights, Civil Proceedings), 2016

Awards and citations

  • "Guy Burkitt (Associate) – a delight to work with; very acute; star of the future."
    The Legal 500, 2022
  • Listed as a "Key lawyer" in Clifford Chance's Tier 1 Banking Litigation Team
    The Legal 500, 2021
  • "Guy Burkitt is a star on the rise. Clever, careful, independent-minded, hard-working to a fault and with excellent client skills. He is the full package".
    The Legal 500, 2021