Oliver Humphrey

Oliver Humphrey


Email oliver.humphrey@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5744

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesFrench, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Oliver Humphrey, a litigation lawyer and solicitor at the London office, is widely recognized for solving high profile and complex disputes, often spanning many jurisdictions. Oliver's wide-ranging practice encompasses fraud, contentious insolvency, competition and other commercial and financial disputes for clients across a range of business sectors, including financial services, energy and aviation.

Oliver's clients, which include financial institutions, large corporations, insolvency professionals and high net worth individuals, rely on him for commercial and practical advice delivered persuasively and clearly. Oliver's experience of working in-house at Lloyds Banking Group helps him to deliver advice that avoids legal jargon and focuses on his client's real-world needs.

Education and admissions


L.P.C., BPP University Law School, 2008

Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Trent University, 2007

B.A. Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge, 2006

Representative experience

Successfully defending the Formula 1 litigation, a high profile claim alleging bribery in relation to the sale of the Formula 1 business in 2006.

Successfully defending NAMA in a £660m loan transfer dispute relating to 3 of London's most famous hotels, Claridge's, the Connaught and the Berkeley.

Acting for Kazakh bank BTA in a successful US$1bn claim against its former chairman, Mukhtar Ablyazov, relating to a fraudulent loan scheme.

Acting for an FCA-regulated asset management company in its US$75m claim against its former CEO for breach of fiduciary duties and secret commissions.

Defending a North American airline from multiple damages claims arising from the European Commission's air cargo cartel Decision.

Acting for financial institutions on various matters, including financial product mis-selling, professional negligence and fraud claims.

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