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Whiston Bristow


Whiston Bristow

As a partner at Hogan Lovells in London, Whiston focuses on financial services disputes, investigations, and contentious regulatory work. His clients are domestic and international banks, multilaterals and other financial services institutions and his work frequently involves cross-border issues. Whiston advises on disputes or investigations covering a wide range of products and subject matters, including debt facilities, derivatives, PPI, benchmarks, FX, mis-selling, fraud and asset tracing, aviation and trade finance, anti-money laundering and fraudulent or mistaken payments.

He has particular experience of helping banks to structure, conduct, report on and resolve substantial internal and regulator-led investigations, often involving multiple jurisdictions. His work advising financial services institutions has benefitted from secondments to the retail and to the wealth management litigation teams at a leading bank client. Whiston also advises internal and external clients on more general commercial disputes and litigation, in particular in the aviation sector.

Whiston's other area of considerable experience - and interest - is Africa and Africa-related disputes or investigations. He is an active member of the firm's cross practice Africa Group.

Representative experience

Advising a leading bank on a review into foreign exchange trading and on engaging with regulators and authorities in multiple jurisdictions.

Acting for an African multilateral organisation in proceedings against an African borrower arising out of a series of promissory notes.

Advising a leading bank on investigations into benchmarks and on engaging with regulators and authorities in multiple jurisdictions.

Acting for a leading bank in proceedings involving allegations of mortgage fraud. The proceedings included applications for Norwich Pharmacal disclosure orders and freezing injunctions.

Education and admissions


  • LPC, Nottingham Law School, 2003
  • Pg.D.L., Nottingham Law School, 2002
  • B.A. History, University of Durham, 1999

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