Hannah Field is a partner in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team at Shoosmiths and a corporate/commercial litigator with over 20 years’ experience across a breadth of complex cross-border and domestic disputes, with particular areas of expertise which include, shareholder disputes (of all manner, such as minority shareholder disputes both for the majority and for the minority shareholder), general transactional and commercial disputes issues (such as pre-emption disputes, SPA or shareholder agreement issues, breaches of warranty, earn outs, confidentiality disputes, jurisdiction disputes etc); regulatory investigations; director/fiduciary duties; cross-border insolvencies; and financial disputes. The disputes vary in nature arising from issues such as: breach of contract, misrepresentations, unfair prejudice, contractual interpretation matters, fraud etc.

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 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’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, Get Living 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.

Hannah has been recognised for her commercial and corporate litigation work across Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and London Super Lawyers.




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