Shoosmiths strengthens litigation practice with hire of City partner
Law firm Shoosmiths has strengthened its dispute resolution and litigation practice by welcoming new partner Hannah Field.
Hannah is a commercial litigator with over 20 years’ experience across a wide range of complex commercial cross-border and domestic disputes.
Hannah spent a number of years at US firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges where she became partner and later co-head of the London International Dispute Resolution department. She then joined White & Case before moving to Goodwin Proctor to assist with the build out of their disputes team in London.
Hannah has acted on some of the highest profile disputes in the UK and internationally across a breath of sectors, including numerous private equity firms, funds, major corporates and commercial entities, start-ups, technology clients, high net worth individuals and banks.
Hannah’s clients have included Providence Equity, Bain, Advent, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Bain Capital, iTunes, Facebook, Yodel, Four Seasons, Access Industries, CVC, ETF, Novator, Antin, Elliott and GSO Capital.
As part of her impressive corporate/commercial practice, Hannah has acted on some of the largest shareholder disputes in the Courts, such as securing victory for the Barclay Brothers and their associated entities concerning the ownership of Claridges, The Connaught and The Berkeley.
Hannah has advised on litigation for some of the largest insolvencies/restructurings such as Lehman Brothers, Worldcom, Kaupthing Bank and Paragon. She also has experience in contentious intellectual property and tax matters, including having acted for Ingenious Media (producer of major films such as Life if Pi and Avatar) relating to one of the most high profile and complex tax cases ever litigated in England.
Alex Bishop, head of Shoosmiths national dispute resolution and litigation practice, said:
“On behalf of the firm, I am thrilled to welcome Hannah as a key new member of our dispute resolution and litigation practice. Hannah will add more significant weight to our commercial litigation offering, both in London and nationally, and her appointment will complement our financial services disputes and investigations practice and private equity practice.”
Hannah Field, litigation partner at Shoosmiths, said:
“Shoosmiths is gaining strength in the field of litigation, with exceptional cases and advisers. I am excited to be joining the firm and to be a part of its journey of continuing to build upon offering top calibre services to our clients.”
Hannah has been recognised for her commercial and corporate litigation work across Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and London Super Lawyers.
Shoosmiths’ specialist team of litigation, international arbitration and dispute resolution lawyers pride themselves on helping clients redress the balance - maximising value, minimising risk and enhancing reputations. The firm advises, and acts for, business clients on all aspects of commercial, corporate and real estate dispute resolution, whether by court proceedings, arbitration or some other form of alternative dispute resolution.