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Charlotte Benton

Charlotte Benton

Senior Associate

Charlotte advises banks and corporates on complex disputes and contentious regulatory matters.

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Experience

Charlotte advises on complex, high-value disputes and contentious regulatory proceedings across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on banks and other financial institutions. She has first-hand experience of financial firms, from her secondments with UBS’s Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement team in Hong Kong and Man Group in London.

Charlotte’s experience in litigation and arbitration includes advising on contractual, banking, telecommunications and fraud and asset-tracing disputes. Her contentious regulatory experience includes advising on investigations involving systems and controls breaches, algorithmic trading incidents and employee fraud and misconduct.

Charlotte's experience includes advising:

  • Société Générale on a US$1.5 billion claim in the English Commercial Court brought by the Libyan Investment Authority, relating to a series of derivative trades where there were allegations of bribery and intimidation
  • a satellite telecommunications provider, as the claimant in HKIAC arbitration arising from a satellite sharing agreement and as defendant in a Hong Kong High Court claim to set aside the arbitral award (C v D [2021] HKCFI 1474)
  • a leading global optical lens manufacturer, on asset recovery claims in the Hong Kong Court against 90 defendants, in connection with a fraud totalling over US$210 million
  • UBS in defence of proceedings brought by the Administrators of Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Limited relating to a US$65 million ISDA trade, in both the English Commercial Court ([2014] EWHC 2450 (Comm)) and Court of Appeal ([2016] EWCA Civ 319)
  • a US investment bank in an English Commercial Court claim by an advisor for commission under an alleged consultancy agreement

 

Background

Charlotte read English Literature at the University of Cambridge. Based in London, she previously practised from our Hong Kong office and is dual-qualified in England and Wales and Hong Kong.

Charlotte is a member of our Women Lawyer's Network Committee. 

 

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