Henry W. Farris
Partner | London
Secretary Chloe Whitthread
Henry is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.He has a broad commercial litigation practice, working on complex disputes in the financial services, banking and corporate sectors, often with an international or multi-jurisdictional element.
He has particular expertise in (i) disputes arising out of the private equity and investment fund sectors; (ii) brokerage and capital markets disputes (iii) disputes relating to banking services and (iv) shareholder and company claims. He also has significant recent experience advising on disputes relating to cryptoassets and digital payment services.
Me in a minute
I am pragmatic and committed dispute resolution lawyer, focussed on achieving the best possible result for my clients.
I particularly enjoy problem solving – a mainstay of my day-to-day practice – and helping clients navigate the complex challenges they often face.
My priority is building a good rapport with clients, who are often from the financial services sector (funds, brokers, entrepreneurs, SMEs and successful individuals), to better understand their motivations and objectives. I also think a deep understanding of my client’s sector or background is important in being able to resolve any dispute successfully, and I always ensure that I have this.
I like to advise and help clients at all stages of a dispute, and not just as a problem is heading towards litigation. I like to work with colleagues in other areas, to ensure that we give comprehensive advice, in order to avoid problems as much as solving them.