Leading law firm Shoosmiths has boosted its dispute resolution and litigation practice with the appointment of specialist financial services disputes resolution lawyer Andrew Bowden-Brown as a partner in London.
Previously head of banking & finance at Francis Wilks & Jones, Andrew has more than 20 years of experience across the asset-based lending, alternative finance and banking and finance industry.
His experience encompasses advising banks, asset-based lenders and other financial institutions on security and enforcement issues arising out of facility and security documentation. These issues range from complex multi-jurisdictional fraud claims to debt recovery matters, claims against sureties, loss mitigation and actions by current or former clients against a financier, as well as contentious and non-contentious insolvency and asset recovery and tracing claims.
Andrew also has extensive experience of dealing with complex commercial and crypto asset recovery litigation.
Andrew’s move to Shoosmiths further strengthens the firm’s financial services team in its growing London office and follows the appointment of Daren Allen, an expert in contentious financial services, compliance and investigations, in September 2021.
Alex Bishop, national head of the dispute resolution and litigation practice, said: “Andrew will be a great asset to clients of our growing financial services disputes and investigations practice. His specialism in asset-based lending and alternative finance complements our existing market leading asset-based lending and asset finance practices. In addition, his knowledge of crypto asset recovery offers another discipline to our already experienced financial services litigation team. We are very pleased to welcome Andrew to the firm.”
The dispute resolution and litigation practice at Shoosmiths comprises more than 130 legal advisors working across all three UK jurisdictions together with a Brussels office to meet a growing demand for EU competition, regulatory and trade law advice.