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Nicola Phillips

Partner

nphillips@crowell.com
Phone: +44.20.7413.1317
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1HQ
United Kingdom

Nicola Phillips is a partner in the London office of Crowell & Moring and a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group. She has a diverse practice, advising on all aspects of civil litigation and has vast experience of High Court litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution. Nicola manages large compliance investigations and has experience of acting for both regulators and large financial institutions responding to governmental enforcement enquiries. She also has significant experience of large complex civil frauds and regularly obtains injunctive relief to assist with asset preservation. Her other practice areas include asset-based lending, trade finance, infrastructure, energy, insurance, and employment-related disputes.

Representative Matters

  • Acted for a multinational conglomerate in an ongoing LCIA arbitration arising from a US$400m rail infrastructure project in the Middle East. The dispute relates to contractual performance of the Scope of Work and the diversion of funds between Consortium Partners.
  • Acting for two European regulators investigating a domestic bank’s policies and practices in respect of a deliberate and orchestrated scheme of money laundering across high-risk jurisdictions. Managing a large team’s document review, reporting findings of review, and giving evidence before Magisterial Inquiry.
  • Leading on a commercial dispute relating to the misappropriation of €16m in respect of a contract for the supply of Naphtha. Successfully challenging an injunction obtained from the Latvian Court and obtaining injunctive relief from the English High Court. Negotiating the sale of the disputed product and recovering full payment. Obtaining Security for Costs and strike out of Part 20 claim.
  • Acting on behalf of corporate client in its claim against its former MLRO in a multimillion-pound fraud, to obtain a damages judgment, as well as committal for contempt, and secured an asset recovery. 

Education

  • University of Kent, LL.B. (2000) Honors
  • University of Warwick, LL.M. (2002)
  • College of Law, London, L.P.C. (2003)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: England and Wales

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"U.K. Supreme Court Delivers Landmark Judgment on Apparent Bias of Arbitrators," International Dispute Resolution Alert (December 10, 2020). Contacts: Robert Weekes, Laurence Winston, Nicola Phillips, Gordon McAllister, David Russell, CFA
Client Alert / Newsletter
"U.K. Supreme Court Clarifies How to Determine the Governing Law of Arbitration Agreements," International Dispute Resolution Alert (October 30, 2020). Contacts: Nicola Phillips, Robert Weekes, Laurence Winston, David Russell, CFA
Client Alert / Newsletter
Legal 500 Recommends Crowell & Moring as Top UK Law Firm for Asset Based Lending (Oct.09.2020)
Firm News / Announcement
Crowell & Moring Shortlisted at Legal Business Awards 2020 (Sep.09.2020)
Firm News / Announcement
Squire's Doha Departure Benefits Crowell & Moring Commercial Dispute Resolution (September 9, 2020)
Media Mentions
"Takeaways From FCA's Latest Financial Crime Controls Fine," Law360 (July 10, 2020). Authors: Michelle J. Linderman, Carlton Greene, Nicola Phillips, and Erik Woodhouse.
Publication
"Key Lessons Learned as UK’s AML Regulator Shows its Teeth," International Trade Bulletin (June 23, 2020). Contacts: Michelle J. Linderman, Nicola Phillips, Carlton Greene
Client Alert / Newsletter
"An Update on U.K. Data Breach Damages," Privacy Law Alert (April 17, 2020). Contacts: Nicola Phillips, Robert Weekes, Laurence Winston, John Laird
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Will Lenders be able to use COVID-19 to Invoke Material Adverse Change Clauses?," Corporate Alert (April 17, 2020). Contacts: Andrew J. Knight, Nicola Phillips, Robert Weekes, Laurence Winston, David Russell, CFA
Client Alert / Newsletter
"New FCA Guidance on COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims," Insurance/Reinsurance Alert (April 15, 2020). Contacts: Laura Foggan, Michelle J. Linderman, Mark Meyer, Nicola Phillips
Client Alert / Newsletter

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Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 550 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity, equity and inclusion. The firm has offices in Brussels, Doha, London, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C.

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