Boies Schiller Flexner's London office won higher rankings in the latest editions of both Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK, in recognition of its status as a growing force in London.
In Banking Litigation, Chambers reports Boies Schiller Flexner has a growing reputation for complex, high-stakes litigation, acts for an enviable roster of clients, displays particular expertise acting for hedge funds, private equity firms and bond holders, and draws on the firm's offices across the U.S. to tackle multi-jurisdictional cases. “They are definitely highly impressive. Considering how lean their teams are the quality is brilliant. They are all strong lawyers and really hard-working,” according to Chambers. Legal 500 states that BSF's London office “has very quickly established itself as a leading litigation boutique in London for banking litigation; the firm has attracted some fantastic lawyers, has almost immediately been instructed in a range of high-profile and high-value cases, and the team is very client-driven and commercial.” Chambers calls London Managing Partner Natasha Harrison a “superstar who is tenacious, innovative and always coming up with very creative solutions,” while Legal 500 says she is an “absolutely outstanding partner who leaves no stone unturned in order to ensure the best result for the client.” Fiona Huntriss is a “stellar lawyer who is immensely hard-working, has a huge amount of experience and provides excellent strategic advice,” according to Chambers. In Commercial Litigation, Harrison is described by Legal 500 as being “in the top drawer of litigators” in London, and while Huntriss and counsel Nathalie Allen Prince are both highly regarded.
The firm is recognized for the first time in Chambers for its work Financial Crime, where Matt Getz is highly ranked and recognized for his anti-bribery and corruption expertise and for his knowledge of sanctions. “[H]is strength lies in the breadth and depth of his knowledge on regulations and their impact on businesses across industries.”
The firm also moved up the rankings in International Arbitration and Public International Law. Legal 500 says Boies Schiller Flexner is “clearly a leading firm for international arbitration, with a very talented and experienced set of lawyers.” Dominic Roughton is “an impressive practitioner who is experienced and has sound judgment.” Kenneth Beale is a “quick thinker who is very experienced in handling complex high-value arbitrations.” Also recommended are Will Hooker, counsel Nathalie Allen Prince, who is “very smart and hardworking,” and associate David Hunt, who is a “very competent lawyer who is attentive to detail.” In Public International Law, Chambers writes that Roughton has considerable experience acting for both states and international organizations in investor-state arbitrations, calling him “very astute” and praising his “very good knowledge of PIL issues.”