Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course, 1996
College of Law, London, Common Professional Examination, 1995
Durham University, B.A., Honours, Modern History, 1994
Bar of England & Wales
Solicitor of England & Wales
Natasha Harrison is the London Office Managing Partner of Boies, Schiller & Flexner (UK) LLP and an experienced English barrister and solicitor.
Ms. Harrison acts on behalf of financial institutions, including hedge funds and investment banks, in high stakes international litigation and arbitration. She has extensive experience in all types of finance and business disputes, including distressed debt investments, investments in special situations and emerging markets, sovereign debt investments, structured products and complex finance arrangements. Ms. Harrison has litigated many of the most important bondholder disputes of the last decade, and is regularly retained on behalf of hedge funds to provide strategic litigation advice pre and post investment.
Ms. Harrison has been recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a leading banking litigation lawyer; Super Lawyers and Who’s Who as a leading commercial litigator. She is described as “incredibly commercial for a litigator” with an “unparalleled ability” to turn a client’s thoughts into a “cogent argument.” Ms. Harrison has also been named in Financial News' 40 under 40: The rising stars of legal services’ (2013) and the “Hot 100” lawyers for banking litigation in London by The Lawyer (2011).
Representative Matters include:
Vinashin: Acting on behalf of a significant creditor of the Vietnamese shipbuilding company, Vinashin, under and LMA agreement in litigation before the English High Court.
Investment Banking and Structured Products
Insolvency/ Chapter 11
Bilateral Investment Treaty Claims and Litigation Funding
Selected Professional Awards and AssociationsChambers UK, leading lawyer in Banking Litigation
Complex Business and Financial Institutions Litigation: Strategies for a Successful Litigator, Litigation Client Strategies for the UK, Aspatore Books (2008)
Article, Bear Sterns Bank plc v Forum Global Equity Limited  EMHC 1576 (Comm), Journal of Bankruptcy Law (2007)
Article, IFE v Goldman Sachs  EWCA Civ 811, Journal of Payment Systems Law (2007)
Seminars and Speaking Engagements
Panel, Leadership in Times of Change, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Leadership seminar (2012)
Moderator, Bondholder Disputes and Sovereign Immunity: Defaults and Arising Litigation, IBC Global Financial Institutions Litigation Conference, London (2011)
When the Dialogue Fails: Strategies for Distressed Investors, IIR's Annual Investing in Distressed Debt Conference, London (2008)