Oliver Humphrey

Oliver Humphrey


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 very clever lawyer who leaves no stone unturned and has the utmost confidence of the clients"

Legal 500, 2020

Oliver Humphrey, a litigation lawyer 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, 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 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


Civil Fraud

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.

Represented 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 Kazakh bank BTA 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 3 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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