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Richard Swan
Associate
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Languages:
English
An established commercial litigator with experience across a wide range of complex, high-value matters, Richard has worked on some of the largest cases to come before the English courts.

Richard joined PCB Byrne from Stewarts, where he was an associate working across the commercial disputes spectrum – including contractual disputes, securities litigation, minority shareholder actions and emergency injunctive relief.

Notable experience
  • Acts for a major Russian bank in a €255 million fraud claim across multiple sets of arbitration and litigation proceedings.
  • Acts for a CIS state bank in liquidation for claims against its former directors and employees for embezzlement of USD $25 million+.
  • Was part of the English team resisting the enforcement of a USD $530 million arbitral award across multiple jurisdictions on behalf of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • Acted for a Swiss introducer against a major hedge fund for £10 million in unpaid fees.
  • Represented two individual and seven corporate defendants being sued by the Danish Customs and Tax Administration in a multi-billion-dollar claim for allegedly fraudulent cum/ex trading.
  • Part of the team acting on behalf of a group of claimants in the £12 billion RBS Rights Issue Litigation.
  • Worked on a USD $30 million dispute between a major US space and telecommunications company and a Russian state telecommunications provider.
Background
Richard has a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Manchester and was called to the Bar in 2011 as a Denning Scholar. He spent two years working as an advisory consultant at Ernst & Young before working as a paralegal at Stewarts, where he latterly trained. He qualified as a solicitor in September 2018.
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