Profile

Natasha is the Managing Partner of the London Office of Boies Schiller Flexner, and an experienced English barrister and solicitor.

Acting on behalf of funds, investment banks, corporations, and governments, Natasha’s practice focuses on 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, securitizations and complex finance arrangements, and has litigated many of the most important investor disputes of the last decade.  She is regularly retained on behalf of clients to provide strategic litigation advice and to lead and coordinate large international commercial disputes.

Natasha is recognized as a leading banking litigator by Legal 500 and Chambers UK; and by Super Lawyers, Who’s Who and Lawdragon as a leading commercial litigator. She won Best in Litigation at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards (2015), was named one of Financial News’s Rising Stars of Legal Services in 2013 and The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2011 for banking litigation. She has been described as "exceptionally talented," as “incredibly commercial for a litigator,” with an “unparalleled ability” to turn a client’s thoughts into a “cogent argument.”

Experience

Natasha’s representative matters include:

  • Acting for the Class A1 Noteholders of Canary Wharf Finance II in proceedings before the English Court
  • Acting for holders of convertible notes and debt issued by the Spanish conglomerate FCC
  • Acting on behalf of the bondholders of the three collapsed Icelandic banks, Landsbanki, Kaupthing and Glitnir
  • Acting on behalf of a leading investment bank as holder of Class A1 Notes issued under a number of related CDOs
  • Acting on behalf of Majority Creditors of Truvo in relation to the amendment to the mandatory pre-payment provisions, in litigation before the English Commercial Court
  • Acting on behalf of bondholders of Elektrim in multi-jurisdictional proceedings
  • Acting on behalf of holders of sovereign debt in the Eurozone
  • Acting on behalf of holders of defaulted FCCBs
  • Acting on behalf of a significant creditor of Vinashin, under and LMA agreement in litigation before the English High Court
  • Acting on behalf of an investor in a dispute concerning the equity cure provisions in a senior facilities agreement
  • Acting on behalf of investors in a high stakes, high value board dispute, with litigation in multiple jurisdictions
  • Acting on behalf of a regional government in connection with its oil disputes with a State.
  • Acting on behalf of a judgment creditors in the enforcement and execution of a US$ 6 billion .judgment from the New York Courts
  • Acting on behalf of various funds in relation to claims under various bilateral investment treaties

Related News

Publications & Presentations

Brexit: Consequences for Investigations, Boies, Schiller & Flexner, July 5, 2016 (with Matt Getz)

Article, Hedge Funds and Litigation: A Brave New World, Capital Markets Law Journal (2015)

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 [2007] EMHC 1576 (Comm), Journal of Bankruptcy Law (2007)

Article, IFE v Goldman Sachs [2007] EWCA Civ 811, Journal of Payment Systems Law (2007)

Education

  • Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course
  • College of Law, London, Common Professional Examination
  • Durham University, B.A., Honours, Modern History

Admissions

Bars

  • Bar of England & Wales
  • Solicitor of England & Wales

Awards and Associations

Winner: Best in Litigation, Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards (2015)

Chambers UK, leading lawyer in Banking Litigation (Band 1)

Legal 500, leading individual in Banking Litigation

Who's Who, Commercial Litigation (2012-2015)

Super Lawyer, Commercial Litigation, London (2013-2015)

Lawdragon, Commercial Litigation (2015)

Financial News, 40 under 40: The rising stars of legal services (2013)

The Lawyer, Hot 100 (2011)