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Chris Webber

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs



Chris Webber specializes in resolving financial services disputes and regulatory investigations. He represents clients including banks, broker dealers, corporate trustees, bondholders, issuers, mortgage servicers, borrowers, insolvency office-holders, regulatory bodies, investment funds, and individuals. He acts as a “Skilled Person” under section 166 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. He also acts for corporate clients in contractual, investment, and shareholder disputes.


  • Acting for a major broker dealer firm in a €130 million claim against another financial institution arising from the negligent close out of over €4 billion of derivative contracts.
  • Acting as an FCA approved “skilled person” on a major past business review and redress programme in respect of sales by a commercial bank of interest rate hedging products.
  • Acting for an investment bank in defence of claims by the winding up committee of an Icelandic bank in respect of multi-million euro credit default swaps transacted between the banks.
  • Acting for counterparties to derivative contracts in claims for over US$40 million due on early termination following insolvency.
  • Acting for a global investment bank in a dispute with a Middle Eastern bank arising from a default under a US$1.2 billion credit default swap forming part of a restructured SIV.
  • Acting for a statutory body in a judicial review brought by over 200 financial Partner services firms challenging an exercise of its powers.
  • Advising a large retail bank in relation to an FCA supervised past business review and redress programme for PPI products.
  • Acting for a South American pension fund in obtaining and executing multiple freezing, search and passport confiscation orders in support of US$40 million civil fraud proceedings in Florida.
  • Acting for a minority shareholder in a Bermudan investment fund in unfair prejudice claims regarding a multimillion pound placement of new shares to a rival investor.


  • Chris has been listed as a “rising star” in his field in Super Lawyers 2013-15
  • Chris is recommended for banking litigation and commercial litigation by Legal 500 UK 2016