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Roger Leese


Clifford Chance, London
Practice area Litigation & dispute resolution
Sector Banks, Energy & resources, Industrials, Oil & gas, Private equity, Telecommunications, Telecommunications, media & technology
Tel +442070068710

Roger Leese


Roger Leese has a wide range of expertise in commercial, corporate, banking and financial services disputes. He has particular experience in cross-border disputes, forum issues, professional negligence, fraud and trust matters.

Roger also has a wealth experience of fund and trust related international dispute resolution, including litigation in offshore jurisdictions including Cayman and Jersey.

Relevant experience

  • Advising professional institutions and potential claimants in relation to professional negligence and fraud
  • Advising other corporates on a wide range of business issues including shareholder disputes, directors' liability, warranty claims, earnout provisions in Share Purchase Agreements, internal investigations and regulatory matters, including
  • Advising financial institutions on a variety of disputes and regulatory issues
  • Acting for parties in trust and offshore litigation

Career and qualifications

  • St Edmund Hall, Oxford (Jurisprudence) 1987
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1988
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1990
  • Partner since 2000

Awards and citations

  • "Market commentators highlight Roger Leese's ‘ingenious legal thinking and strategising’, as evidenced in his work alongside Moulding on BEIG Midco's ISDA Master Agreement provisions dispute with Lehman."
    Chambers Global
  • "Roger Leese has core expertise in cross-border disputes, forum issues, professional negligence, fraud and trust matters. ‘If you don't pick something up in the detail, he quickly will’, say sources."
    Chambers Global
  • "Partner Roger Leese has a wealth of experience in both fraud and broader dispute resolution matters."
    Chambers UK

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