Lois Horne Partner

Lois advises corporates, funds, investors, financial institutions and entrepreneurs on a broad range of complex, cross-border commercial and corporate disputes in High Court and international arbitration, with particular expertise in post M&A, shareholder and joint venture disputes, funds disputes, contentious insolvency, contract disputes, and senior executive restraint of trade disputes.

Lois has broad experience acting for corporates, or individuals with corporate interests, across a range of sectors, including private equity, financial services, aviation, energy, retail, beverages and commodities.

Lois' High Court and arbitration experience includes complex post-deal warranty and indemnity disputes, claims for fraudulent misrepresentation, valuation issues, shareholder rights and unfair prejudice claims, contentious insolvency, banking disputes concerning complex financial products and breach of commercial agreement claims. She also advises on directors' duties and employment issues with respect to senior officers, team moves and breaches of confidence. As well as advising on the resolution of disputes, Lois advises on the prevention of and investigation into financial crime, including bribery and fraud.

Lois is often involved in dealing with highly sensitive matters which go to the heart of a corporate's commercial objectives. She understands the importance of resolving disputes in the context of broader commercial, reputational and often regulatory contexts. Her breadth of experience enables her to deploy a smart strategy to achieve her client's objectives in a pro­active manner.

Lois' work is cross-border, often advising a foreign party on English law disputes, including clients from India, Africa, US, and Asia, as well as throughout Europe. She has expertise in High Court and international arbitral trials, as well as expert determination and alternative dispute resolution.

She is a qualified solicitor-advocate and a Committee Member of the London Solicitor Litigation Association, City of London Law Society Litigation Committee and the Commercial Litigation Association.

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"Lois Horne is a stand-out partner. She is extremely bright, commercially minded and client-friendly. She is always on top of the documents and the detail as well as the big picture. She has an excellent sense of how a point will play before a court or tribunal and thinks tactically several steps ahead."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Lois Horne – excellent tactical nous, and a clear sense of the aims in litigation and how to achieve them."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Super-clever, and very on top of the detail of her cases."

The UK Legal 500 2022

"Lois is absolutely brilliant - she is extremely diligent and always a couple of steps ahead strategically."

Chambers UK 2022

"‘Brilliant lawyer' Lois Horne is a name to note for shareholder and contract disputes."

The UK Legal 500 2020

"Lois Horne is a stand out partner. She is a brilliant lawyer, prepares meticulously and tactically is always one step ahead. You want her on your team."

The UK Legal 500 2020

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