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Helen Carty

Helen Carty

Head of Litigation & Resolution, London

Head of Litigation & Resolution, London
Helen Carty

Helen Carty is the Head of the London Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.

Helen has significant experience of dealing with multi-jurisdictional matters. She is regularly called upon by major banks and financial institutions to act on their largest disputes. Helen's matters include defending mis-selling claims, acting for clients in relation to disputes arising under swaps and other industry standard documentation and co-ordinating and managing litigation for clients in a variety of overseas jurisdictions.

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  • Inmarsat on its acquisition by Triton Bidco for £2.6 billion
  • Acting for a European bank in claims brought by a social housing association in relation to derivatives transactions
  • Assisting a US client in litigation in multiple jurisdictions relating to structured products
  • Acting against Lehman Brothers Financing in several disputes relating to the calculation of sums due on close out of derivatives transactions as a result of Lehmans' collapse

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Career and qualifications

  • Worcester College, Oxford (BA) 1993
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1995
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1997
  • Solicitor Advocate 2003
  • Partner since 2011

Awards and citations

  • "Co-head of the London banking litigation practice Helen Carty is highly regarded for her work defending major banks, as well as for her ability to co-ordinate large-scale multi-jurisdictional litigation. Clients admire her, saying: "She provides incisive, thoughtful, far-sighted, analytical input" and combines this "with a great willingness to adapt her ways of working to suit the client.""
    Chambers UK 2019
  • Helen Carty earns impressive praise for her “exceptionally sound judgement” and “effective style” in banking litigation, with clients characterising her as “a pleasure to work with.” She regularly defends a range of banks and financial institutions in disputes work, including cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters.”
    Chambers UK 2018