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Shane is partner in our Disputes & Investigations practice and co-head of our international Litigation practice. He specialises in large-scale litigation, arbitration and investigations for the firm's major international clients and their senior officers. Much of this work has involved the management of cross-border multi-jurisdictional litigation/arbitration and regulatory investigation. His experience includes advising a diverse range of major domestic and international commercial organisations, listed companies, State entities and senior executives on all areas of contentious business, risk management, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement. Shane's cross border regulatory experience includes US, European and Asian financial services agencies and market regulators, including, involvement in the recent US/UK FX investigation. He has also advised on a substantial number of internal investigations, involving insider (and own account) trading, corruption, related party transactions, whistleblowing, data security breaches, and systems and controls failures, typically in the financial services or mining/energy sectors.


Liquidators of Saad Investments Company Limited Acting for the liquidators of the Cayman Islands company Saad Investments Company Limited, in transatlantic banking litigation in respect of substantial sums relating to syndicated facilities and synthetic notes.
Bank Acting for a CIS bank in multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration relating to an investment portfolio, involving cross-border management of litigation in England and Cyprus.
Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings v. Unitech Limited Acting for the successful applicants in Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings v. Unitech Limited where it was held that the High Court had no jurisdiction to make a freezing order to aid the enforcement of a London-seated arbitration award against subsidiaries of the award debtor.
Energy company Acting for an Energy company in transatlantic litigation relating to a dispute in respect of a business disposal, and a related regulatory investigation.
Mining Company Acting in Standard Bank Plc v Just Group LLC & Erdenet Mining Corporation litigation concerning loans made by Standard Bank.
Fund Acting for a fund in the Avonwick Holdings Limited v. Webinvest Limited litigation, involving cross-border management of litigation in England, Holland and the BVI.
Trustee in Bankruptcy of Bernard Madoff's former company Acting in relation to litigation to recover the estimated US$20 billion lost under Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.
Energy Companies Acting for Chinese and US producers in commodity arbitrations and litigation relating to the purchase of silicon in the solar sector.
European Bank Acting for a European bank in a CDO dispute and concurrent regulatory issues.
Corporation Acting for a claimant in cross-border litigation in relation to the alleged misappropriation of shares by the former chair and majority shareholder of JSC BTA Bank of Kazakhstan, Mukhtar Ablyazov.
Senior Executive Acting for a defendant to claims brought by the Arcadia Petroleum group of companies in respect of an alleged fraud worth c.$300m.
Corporation Acting for a significant shareholder of Sibir Energy PLC in cross-border litigation in connection with a $500m fraud perpetrated by its former directors.


Since 2006 Partner at Taylor Wessing

Awards & Recognition

Shane has consistently been recognised by the legal directories in the areas of banking litigation, contentious regulatory and fraud. Chambers 2017/18 describe him as follows:
- Called upon by clients for his skills in banking litigation and investigations,
- The "incredibly helpful and capable" Shane Gleghorn is "a very fine civil litigator," report market commentators.
- Sources depict Shane Gleghorn as a "very robust, thorough operator" who is "on top of the detail at all times."
- Sources state that he is "very commercial and sensible."

Legal 500 2017 ranks Shane as a leading individual for commercial litigation and describes him as follows:
- Shane "always goes the extra mile for his client"
- Shane is "known for [his] excellent experience and judgement in the civil fraud area".

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