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Laurence is a partner in the Disputes & Investigations group, specialising in litigation, arbitration, regulatory investigations and enforcement action in the financial services sector.  Laurence has particular expertise in private banking and wealth management, structured products and derivatives, securitisations and financial frauds, acting for a range of domestic and international banks and other financial institutions, as well as advising senior executives facing regulatory investigation. Laurence is also an expert in technology and telecommunications disputes, including those concerning major outsourcing projects, software failures and online businesses.  Laurence is the UK Head of Taylor Wessing's India group, acting for Indian multinationals across a range of sectors in international arbitration, English court litigation and anti-corruption and sanctions matters. 

Experience

State Bank of India Advising on a range of contentious and advisory issues.
CMC Markets Advising on a range of contractual disputes.
A major UK private bank Advising on misselling claims and associated regulatory investigations.
An international retail bank Advising on regulatory action concerning the misselling of insurance products.
A global consumer facing technology business Advising on a variety of IT related disputes and licencing issues.
Comer Homes Group Advising on a substantial professional negligence claim.
A major US investment fund Advising on a breach of confidence dispute against a former senior employee.
NAMA Advising on enforcement action arising out of substantial real estate lending.
White Tower 2006-3 PLC Advising on a negligence claim arising out of a £1.5bn securitisation.
A German bank Advising on a derivatives dispute concerning the construction of the ISDA Master Agreement.

Career

Since 2008 Partner in the Disputes & Investigations group at Taylor Wessing
1998 - 2008 Associate, then Senior Associate in the Litigation and Regulatory Group at DLA Piper
1996 - 1998 Trainee Solicitor at Simmons and Simmons

Education

1998 Admission as a lawyer in England & Wales
1996 Legal Practice Course
1995 LLM from Cambridge University
1994 B.A (M.A)in Law from Jesus College, Cambridge University

Awards & Recognition

Recognised by Legal 500 2016, Laurence Lieberman is ‘measured yet honest in his advice’ and is ‘swift and helpful’

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