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Damien Byrne Hill

Herbert Smith Freehills

Damien is leader of the firm's banking litigation practice in London and advises on contentious issues facing domestic and international banks, investment funds, private equity houses and other financial institutions. He has acted on high-profile matters including UBS' $2.3 billion fraudulent trading losses, the defence of Goldman Sachs in the claim brought against it by IFE Fund, and Rabobank's Enron-related proceedings against Royal Bank of Canada. He is also currently acting for Lloyds Banking Group and its former directors in relation to the shareholder action, in the form of a Group Litigation Order, arising from the acquisition of HBOS at the height of the financial crisis in 2008.

Damien has advised on disputes concerning corporate finance transactions, investment advice, fund management, securities trading, project finance, private equity investment, enforcement of security and structured finance. His experience includes company and commercial disputes in London and Asia across a wide range of industries and professions, in the context of both High Court litigation and international arbitration.

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