Shearman & Sterling (London)

Chris Collins

Shearman & Sterling (London)

Chris Collins is an associate in the litigation practice of Shearman & Sterling. He has broad experience advising on a wide range of commercial litigation, investigatory and advisory matters, with a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional disputes. Chris Collins acts for a range of corporate clients and financial institutions.

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Jonathan Swil, James Webber, Matthew Readings, Matther Skinner, Alex Bevan, Chris Collins The UK Supreme Court rules that litigation funding agreements are damage-based agreements and are likely unenforceable (Trucks Cartel)


In a decision of major importance for litigation in the UK, the UK Supreme Court has held that litigation funding agreements (“LFAs”) under which a litigation funder receives a percentage of any damages recovered by the claimant are damages-based agreements (“DBAs”) for the purposes of s58AA (...)

Jonathan Swil, Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Ruba Noorali, Chris Collins The English Court of Appeal clarifies the threshold for raising ‘off-setting’ defences in competition and other breach-of-duty claims (NTN / Stellantis)


English Court of Appeal Clarifies Threshold for Raising ‘Off-Setting’ Defences in Competition and Other Breach of Duty Claims Introduction and Summary The recent decision of the English Court of Appeal in NTN Corporation v. Stellantis concerned an appeal against a successful application to (...)

Chris Collins, Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Jonathan Swil, Ozlem Fidanboylu The UK Supreme Court gives guidance on collective proceedings in competition appeal tribunal in the financial services sector (Merricks / Mastercard)


The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the case which concerned the test for the certification of collective proceedings within the context of a follow-on damages claim in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). The Supreme Court has dismissed Mastercard’s appeal ; the case will (...)


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