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Lucas Moore

Lucas Moore

"Lucas Moore is ambitious, commercial, and has been in no small part responsible for the more commercially-focused approach to the disputes team – an outstanding partner, who is highly responsive and doesn’t waste time."
"thinks creatively about how to solve problems – and he maintains a cool head in fast-moving and difficult situations"
The Legal 500 UK 2022

Lucas Moore has represented high net worth individuals, funds, banks and corporates in international litigation and arbitration for 15 years. Lucas' practice includes claims arising in financial services, international trade, fraud, contentious insolvency, and corporate governance/shareholder issues.

Lucas is well versed in forum and other jurisdictional matters and regularly advises on the use of injunctive relief (including anti-suit, freezing and search orders together with related contempt applications), governing law and enforcement issues.  Lucas' experience also encompasses international requests for judicial assistance in the form of letters of request and otherwise.

Lucas qualified in 2002 and worked at Jones Day before joining Payne Hicks Beach in July 2018. 

Cases of note

Lucas' recent experience includes advising

(before joining Payne Hicks Beach) 

• an UHNW individual in international committal and conspiracy claims; 

• BES Finance Ltd (in liquidation) in connection with the Bank of Portugal's resolution of Banco Espirito Santo SA; 

• the liquidators of Weavering Capital (UK) Limited in fraud proceedings; 

• Satyam in substantial fraud claims brought against it in England and the US; 

• expropriated bondholders in connection with the Dutch government's nationalization and bail-in of SNS Reaal NV and SNS Bank NV, 

• two overseas banks in relation to complex mis-selling claims; and 

• a private equity group in claims against its former lenders.

Awards, accolades and testimonials

Lucas is ranked by the Legal 500 UK as a Leading Individual in Commercial Litigation "active in claims concerning financial services, international trade, fraud, insolvency and corporate governance/shareholders."  and as a Recommended Reputation Lawyer in Spear's Reputation Lawyers Index 2021, with a focus on "commercial litigation and reputation".

The Legal 500 UK has described Lucas as "an outstanding partner, who is highly responsive and doesn't waste time" "a cool head in fast-moving and difficult situations" (2022) "an outstandingly bright solicitor, with a ton of litigation experience – he can take the most complex commercial litigation in his stride" (2021), "a first-rate litigator who is intelligent, commercial, pragmatic and also has a real eye for detail" (2020) , "very clever" (2018/19), "calm and collected, and commands the confidence of clients and the respect of opponents" (2017) and "exceptional" (2016).  

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