Sarah Chaplin


Sarah Chaplin
Sarah Chaplin is an associate in the Firm’s London Disputes and Investigations practice and a member of the International Arbitration & Trade group.

Sarah advises across a range of complex commercial disputes (including disputes before the English courts and under the rules of major international arbitral institutions), principally arising out of breach of contract; breach of fiduciary duties; fraud; joint venture and shareholder disputes; and cross border insolvencies. In addition to advising in connection with ongoing proceedings, Sarah regularly advises clients in relation to pre-dispute strategy and alternative methods of dispute resolution. Her practice also spans investigations, employment matters and compliance and regulatory advisory work.

Sarah also regularly acts for the firm’s pro bono clients. Her pro bono work has included defending a journalist in connection with a High Court defamation claim; ultimately culminating in the claimant discontinuing his claim on the eve of a 10 day trial. She has attended the Bar Pro Bono Unit and regularly provides pro bono legal advice through the Citizen's Advice Bureau at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Representative matters include acting for:

  • Petropavlovsk Plc, on a variety of contentious matters
  • Asia Research and Capital Management, in its opposition to Premier Oil Plc’s proposed schemes of arrangement
  • The UK Government, in connection with compliance and governance related risks arising out of its acquisition of OneWeb
  • A corporate client, on a confidential investigation concerning corporate governance and directors’ duties
  • Various private equity clients and their portfolio companies, in connection with anti-bribery, anti-money laundering and sanctions reviews and regulatory advisory work, including regarding regulatory reporting requirements

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