Richard is a partner in Slaughter and May’s Dispute Resolution Group and co-head of our Global Investigations group. He has a broad-ranging international commercial litigation, arbitration, and investigations practice. Areas of particular expertise include corporate crime and sanctions work, banking litigation and investigations, and competition litigation. Richard represents clients in complex, high-value proceedings and has managed significant regulatory and criminal investigations often with parallel UK and US aspects. He spent three years working in our Hong Kong office advising on a range of commercial disputes throughout the South East Asia region. Richard advised British Airways in relation to DoJ and European Commission investigations into an alleged air cargo cartel, and subsequent follow-on damages actions in the UK courts, Emerald Supplies Ltd v British Airways  EWHC 741 (ch), the leading case on an attempted US style class action in the UK.
Class actions and major group litigation can be a seismic event not only for large commercial entities but for whole industries. Their reach and impact mean they are one of the few types of claim that have become truly global in both importance and scope. This book covers the most important developments in class actions in 20 jurisdictions around the world.
In this book:
- Richard Swallow, Slaughter and May
- England & Wales
- Hong Kong
- United States