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Fiona Huntriss

Counsel
London

t: + 44 207 614 0955
f: + 44 207 614 0999

fhuntriss@bsfllp.com
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Area of Practice

Litigation


Education

BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2008

Oxford University, M.A. (Hons), 2002


Admissions

England and Wales

Fiona Huntriss focuses her practice on a broad range of banking and financial litigation, restructuring and insolvency litigation, and complex business disputes.  She acts for a range of financial institutions on high-value, cross-border commercial disputes, including in relation to distressed debt investments, sovereign defaults, international insolvencies, complex financial arrangements, and international enforcement of judgments.  She also has experience advising clients on issues arising out of the funding of third-party litigation.

Representative matters include:

Banking and Finance Litigation

  • Acting on behalf of funds advised by Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited in an intercreditor dispute before the English Commercial Court (in relation to facilities issued to Truvo NV).  The dispute related to the interpretation of mandatory prepayment and amendment terms of a facilities agreement and intercreditor agreement based on Loan Market Association standards. 
  • Advising an international hedge fund in its capacity as a major lender to Vietnam Industry Shipbuilding Group (a Vietnamese state-owned shipbuilding company) in relation to litigation before the English Courts and a global enforcement strategy.
  • Acting on behalf of holders of defaulted foreign currency convertible bonds, including bonds issued by Shiv-Vani Oil & Gas Explorations Services Limited, Geodesic Information Systems Limited, Sterling Biotech Limited, Zenith Infotech Limited, KSL Industries Limited and Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Limited.
  • Advising holders of claims into the Cattles group in relation to auditor negligence claims.
  • Acting on behalf of litigation funders in relation to the affirmation of a litigation funding agreement and related issues.

Financial Restructuring Litigation

  • Acting an ad hoc group of over 80 bondholders of the three largest collapsed Icelandic banks (Landsbanki, Glitnir and Kaupthing), the second largest insolvency in the world.  Advising and litigating on behalf of the bondholders in relation to a range of issues including advising in relation to a challenge to the constitutionality of depositor priority legislation (domestically and internationally), the classification of deposit claims (including syndicated loan agreement claims and money market deposits), and the application of foreign exchange rates to distributions to creditors. 
  • Advising holders of subordinated debt issued by the Co-Operative Bank plc in the context of its (then) proposed restructuring.
  • Acting on behalf of holders of debt issued by Irish banks in relation to the constitutionality and validity of acts taken by the state and liquidators. 
  • Advising an ad-hoc co-ordinating committee of senior lenders in relation to litigation strategy in England, New York and Germany in the context of the financial restructuring of Klöckner Pentaplast group.
  • Advising in relation to the European insolvency framework, including in relation to the Insolvency Regulation and the Credit Institutions Directive.
  • Advising holders of sovereign debt bonds issued or guaranteed by Eurozone states.

Regulatory Litigation / Investigations

  • Advising a major bank in relation to potential regulatory and criminal investigations to establish and implement an internal investigation and external response strategy.
  • Advising a major bank in relation to internal regulatory investigations.

Litigation funding

  • Advising on high value litigation funding arrangements.

 

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