Natasha’s practice encompasses commercial disputes and class actions, contentious restructuring and insolvency, financial services litigation and expertise in relation to directors’ duties and corporate governance matters. Her clients include banks, professional services firms, funds, major corporates, company boards and individual directors and office holders. She has a wealth of experience advising on matters involving allegations of negligence, particularly in the financial services sector as well as contractual and shareholders' disputes and director misfeasance.
Natasha has significant experience working with major listed clients and has led our work for financial services institutions and public company boards in relation to high profile officeholder, whistleblowing and regulatory investigations, as well as parliamentary select committee inquiries involving corporate governance and reputation management issues.
Natasha has advised on a number of the largest and most high profile matters of recent years and is recognised for her technical excellence and commercial and sensitive approach. Natasha is listed as an 'up and coming' Ranked Lawyer for Commercial & Corporate Litigation in Chambers & Partners UK 2022, where she is praised for being "extremely able, super bright, and having great judgement." Natasha is also listed as a 'key lawyer' for the firm on Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency and Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail in Legal 500 UK 2022 and has previously been recommended as having a “great deal of experience with the international elements of litigation" in Legal 500 UK 2018.
Natasha's experience includes advising:
Financial services and banking litigation
- Société Générale in relation to High Court proceedings in connection with multi-million dollar transactions entered into with the Libyan Investment Authority
- Several leading banks and funds in connection with disputes arising out of structured finance and derivatives transactions
- Financial Services Compensation Scheme in relation to industry wide financial mis-selling claims
- A bank in relation to shareholder derivative claims
- A major OEM in relation to a class action concerning diesel NOx emissions
- A major corporate in relation to a threatened misselling class action
Investigations and crisis management
- An international bank in relation to an investigation of whilstlewblower allegations of bullying and harassment
- Bell Pottinger in relation to an independent investigation into its account for Oakbay
- A major fashion brand in relation to an independent investigation
- Numerous and major listed corporates in relation to sexual and other harassment and bullying claims
- Former directors of Carillion in relation to the insolvency of the Carillion Group
- EY as Administrators of international telecommunications group Nortel EMEA in relation to complex cross border disputes
- A major consumer business in relation to the insolvency of its exclusive warehousing and transport provider in the UK, including in relation to maintaining supply to retailers
- Numerous banks and financial institutions in relation to contentious restructurings
Natasha trained at the firm and joined its disputes team as an associate in 2005.
- Consumer class actions – global perspectives
- Getting your just deserts: Remedies for breach of contract
- When events intervene: Force majeure, frustration and material adverse change
- High Court affirms orthodox application of directors’ no conflict duty in insolvency
- COVID-19 pressure points: Will this be a valid basis for avoiding contractual obligations?