Henry Coates

Henry Coates

Henry Coates
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Henry Coates is an associate in the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice at Goodwin.

Henry concentrates his legal practice in representing corporate clients and high-net-worth individuals, across multiple sectors, in a wide range of high value and complex commercial disputes. He also has extensive experience in both civil fraud matters and London-seated arbitral proceedings.


Henry's representative experience includes:

  • Acted for a high-net-worth individual in a c.£25m fraud claim in the Commercial Court against an English football team and its owner
  • Acted on behalf of a London-based investment company in successfully securing injunctive relief in the Commercial Court, in relation to the theft and worldwide dissipation of c.£120m of assets
  • Defended a global petrochemicals company in the Commercial Court against a contractual claim brought by a North Sea oil producer regarding the cost and transportation of oil
  • Conducted an internal investigation in relation to fraudulent payment practices carried out by employees of a client in the gambling sector
  • Defended a German maritime company in LMAA arbitration proceedings brought by its logistics provider
  • Represented a US-based alcohol distributor in LCIA arbitration proceedings against its Italian producers

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Henry was an associate at Addleshaw Goddard LLP’s dispute resolution team, with a focus on International Arbitration and civil fraud.

Professional Activities

Member of Young Fraud Lawyers Association




BPP University

Graduate Diploma in Law2015

University of Law Moorgate


Durham University



  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


Co-Author, “Bowled Out: End of the Game for Stanford International Bank’s Claims Against HSBC,” Commercial Dispute Resolution, February 14, 2023