Robin Pickworth Managing Associate

Contact Information

+44 20 3321 7988

Personal Profile

Robin is a Managing Associate who specialises in disputes where there are allegations of fraud and misconduct. His experience includes several multi-billion pound disputes with complex cross-border issues.

Robin's cases often involve alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and secret commissions/bribes. He has experience of worldwide freezing orders and also advises on alleged data thefts. Robin has acted in relation to alleged frauds in various sectors including the banking, pharmaceutical and public sectors.

He acts on all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration, and on high value banking disputes and professional negligence claims. Robin has also acted on the restructurings of several multi-billion-dollar businesses.

He represents individuals, companies, banks and regulators, of which many are overseas.

Key Experience

  • Providing crisis management advice to an organisation and its board following high profile allegations of financial misconduct and corruption.
  • Acting for a defendant who faced a US$50m claim relating to alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and secret commissions/bribes.
  • Acting for a defendant in international proceedings which alleged fraudulent misrepresentation and deceit, and for a claimant in a domestic pharmaceutical fraud.
  • Bringing and responding to freezing orders and proprietary injunctions, and dealing with asset disclosure and asset protection issues.
  • Acting for a defendant who faced allegations of data theft and breaches of fiduciary duty.
  • Litigating ultra-high value financial instruments (including Put Option Agreements).
  • Arbitrating a multi-million dollar professional negligence claim.
  • Acting for an international regulator of a bank (with balance sheet assets of c.US$6 billion) on a portfolio of ultra-high value disputes and restructuring issues.

Career History

Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Senior Associate, Charles Russell Speechlys
Legal Practice Course, Nottingham, Distinction
Bristol University, LLB (Hons) Law