Sam Claydon is a litigator with a focus upon commercial litigation and pre-litigation dispute resolution across a broad range of industry sectors, including the technology, media and automotive sectors, but with a particular focus upon banking and financial services. Sam acts for clients in large and complex litigation, and has assisted with a number of significant reported cases brought in the English High Court. Notwithstanding Sam’s contentious experience, he also advises clients in relation to the interpretation and validity of trade finance instruments and similar financial instruments.
Sam’s most recent litigation experience includes acting for a well-known UK bank in its defence to a claim in relation to the sale of several interest rate swaps. This action was the first civil claim to be heard in the English courts involving allegations of LIBOR manipulation, and which was finally determined by the Court of Appeal. The Claimant’s claims were dismissed in their entirety.
BPP Law School, 2009, LPC, Distinction
University of Law, 2008, GDL
University of Cambridge, 2007, B.A./M.A., Modern Languages (Russian and Spanish) , First Class
England & Wales (Solicitor)
Board Trustee, Peter Tatchell Foundation, a UK Human Rights charity