Oliver Humphrey

Oliver Humphrey

Partner
London

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5744

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesFrench, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Oliver Humphrey is a star in the making – really bright, sensible, charming, clients love him.

Legal 500, 2022

Oliver Humphrey, a litigation partner at the London office, is widely recognized for solving high profile and complex disputes, often spanning many jurisdictions. Oliver is recommended in the Chambers and Legal 500 directories. 

Oliver's wide-ranging practice encompasses fraud, contentious insolvency, and other commercial and financial disputes for clients across a range of business sectors, including financial services, energy and consumer products.

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 has extensive trial experience, and his 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.

Awards and recognitions

2022

Civil Fraud
Chambers

2022

Banking Litigation: investment and retail
Legal500

2022

Civil Fraud
Legal500

2021

Banking Litigation: investment and retail
Legal500

2020

Civil Fraud
Legal500

Education and admissions

Education

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

Acting for PJSC PrivatBank against Igor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Bogolyubov and others in a fraud claim worth over US$2bn relating to the misappropriation of assets from the Bank.   

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

Acting for FM Capital Partners, an FCA-regulated asset manager, in its successful fraud claims against its former CEO and associates for receipt of secret commissions.

Acting for PwC, the administrators of Travelex, in the defence of claims brought by a creditor in relation to a US$50m transaction. 

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

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

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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