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Education

  • The University of Manchester, LL.B. (1990)
  • The College of Law, Chester (1991)

Admissions

  • England and Wales


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Litigation Forecast 2020

Laurence Winston

Partner
London
lwinston@crowell.com
Phone: +44.20.7413.1333
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1HQ
United Kingdom

Laurence Winston is a partner and co-head of Crowell & Moring’s International Dispute Resolution Group in the firm’s London office. His practice focuses on acting for blue chip clients, banks, asset-based lenders and other financial institutions in a broad range of cross border and domestic commercial litigation and arbitration matters with a particular focus on world-wide and U.K. fraud investigations, and asset recovery actions. He has in-depth experience of obtaining freezing injunctions, search and seizure orders, and additional forms of relief on behalf of his clients.

In addition, Laurence focuses on complex banking and investment disputes and claims on guarantees and indemnities and breach of warranty claims. He also focuses on data/cyber security and acted in one of the highest profile cases in the world to date.

He lectures and presents for Finance U.K., credit conferences, and other business conferences on fraud and asset recovery. He also appeared on CNBC Europe as an authority on fraud.

Prior to joining the firm, Laurence was a partner and head of U.K. litigation in the London office of an international firm.

Representative Matters

  • Acted for a major UK broadcaster in a high profile £10m dispute with its main contractor in relation to the construction and subsequent demolition and rebuild of film studios for its flagship soap opera.
  • Acted for an Italian conglomerate in a US$50m ICC arbitration dispute over the construction of LNG tank farms in Qatar involving other parties in Korea and Qatar.
  • Acted in a multi-billion dollar arbitration dispute involving the construction of an airport in the Middle East.
  • Advised on a U.S. $1 billion breach of warranty claim in the LCIA arising out of a corporate acquisition in the Ukraine.
  • Acted in one of the highest profile data breach cases in the world to date involving an investigation by the ICO into alleged serious data breaches and the opposition of a search warrant.
  • Advised on a U.S. $850 million breach of contract and fraud claim.
  • Acted for global financier in a landmark invoice discounting civil fraud case that resulted in a £16 million judgment following a 10 week trial.
  • Acted as the independent solicitor in a search and seizure injunction in the Ferrari/McLaren “Spygate” case.
  • Acted in a U.S. $50 million derivatives scheme dispute involving a leading investment bank.
  • Acted for Premiership footballer in a breach of privacy claim in relation to a telephone hacking matter.
  • Acted for a global energy supplier in an anti-trespass injunction and possession order to evict protesters from a power station.


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Admitted to practice: England and Wales



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Firm News & Announcements

Nov.19.2020 Crowell & Moring and ICC Qatar Discuss Emerging Trends in International Disputes
Oct.09.2020 Legal 500 Recommends Crowell & Moring as Top UK Law Firm for Asset Based Lending
Nov.05.2019 Global Investigations Review Names Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group to “GIR 100” Fifth Year in a Row
Jun.20.2019 Laurence Winston Expands Crowell & Moring's London Office