Chris Hardman | London | Hogan Lovells

Chris Hardman

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Languages

English

Hardman Chris

Chris Hardman
Hardman Chris
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'the most ground-breaking recent case by common consensus'

Legal 500 UK, 2020, Commercial litigation

An award-winning commercial litigator, Chris handles some of Hogan Lovells' most significant and complex litigation mandates. Chris has substantial experience of co-ordinating major, multi-centre and multi-discipline disputes, which has led to him being acknowledged as 'strategically remarkable.' Chris's work by its very nature is international and he has an unparalleled hands-on track record of managing the largest cross-border matters, often with a fraud-related element.

His work on the BTA Bank matter, for instance, has been universally lauded and has been described as 'extraordinary litigation on a large scale' and 'the most ground-breaking recent case by common consensus'. He has particular knowledge in obtaining and enforcing some of the most powerful orders available, such as freezing injunctions, receivership orders, search orders and disclosure orders. He has rightfully gained a formidable reputation and is known as the go-to litigator for CIS related disputes.

Chris has earned top tier rankings across the board in Chambers, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal for Commercial Litigation, Fraud and Asset Recovery.His work on ground-breaking cases is recognized by peers and clients alike. Chris led the team to win both the American Lawyer Global Litigation Team of the Year Award in 2014 and the Lawyer Litigation team of the year in 2013.

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"...Chris Hardman is working on some of the largest matters currently before the English courts,…"

Legal 500 UK, 2020, Commercial litigation

Representative experience

Acting for Victor Pinchuk in his disputes with Igor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov relating to various major industrial assets in Ukraine.

Acting for Konstantin Grigorishin in his dispute with Vladimir Lukyanenko concerning a major industrial plant in Ukraine.

Credentials

Education
  • The College of Law, Chester, 1995
  • Inns of Court School of Law, London, 1991
  • LL.B., University of Manchester, 1990
Memberships
  • The Law Society

Recognition

He's a fantastic operator and an exceptional litigator.

Chambers

2024
Chris Hardman is really impressive and has a great manner with clients.

Chambers UK

2024
Chris Hardman is a once-in-a generation lawyer- he has a presence, grip and strategic mind that are pretty unmatched

Chambers UK

2024