Glynn-Jones

Oliver Glynn-Jones

Partner
Oliver Glynn-Jones
London
+44 (0)20 7447 4254

Oliver Glynn-Jones is a partner in Goodwin’s Complex Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Financial Industry Litigation groups. He is a solicitor advocate with over 20 years’ experience advising investment and retail banks, funds, issuers, bondholders and other financial counterparties in the resolution of complex corporate disputes, often with a cross-border element. He has litigated across many different fields of finance, with a particular focus on investment banking, structured finance and funds litigation. His work involves conducting court proceedings (where he has litigated cases to the Supreme Court), arbitral proceedings, managing multi-jurisdictional court proceedings and various methods of alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2020, Mr. Glynn-Jones was a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, where he headed the firm’s Banking Litigation group and was global practice group lead for Commercial Disputes.

Experience

Mr. Glynn-Jones’ representative experience includes:

  • Tyndaris SAM v MMWWVWM Limited – Acted for the investment vehicle customer in bringing a claim against the manager under an investment management agreement. One of the first times the English courts were asked to consider the question of artificial intelligence in fund management, the case was one of the Lawyer magazine’s top 20 cases of 2020 in the English courts.*
  • Eurosail - UK 2007 3BL PLC – Acted for the issuer in a £650 million RMBS transaction, in defending proceedings brought by noteholders. This Supreme Court case has become the seminal judgment in English law on the issue of balance sheet insolvency and is of significant importance in the securitisation industry.*
  • A global investment bank – In defending a claim for a multi- makewhole payment under a credit agreement.
  • A global investment bank – In a £20 million credit default SWAP claim being made up by the winding up committee of Kaupthing Bank.*
  • A global investment bank – In defending a multi-million pound claim for the payment of commission relating to a share placing across a number of markets, with associated regulatory issues.*
  • An Italian financial institution – In a dispute concerning the validity of a number of interest rate swaps entered into with an Italian Municipality.*
  • Ernst & Young – The administrators of a Guernsey based protected cell company, in defending an £80 million claim of fraud brought against the company and sixteen other defendants. Also assisting the administrators in an orderly wind down of the company’s affairs; the first such time this had happened in relation to a protected cell company in Guernsey.*
  • Brown v BCA Trading – Acted for the defendant majority shareholder in successfully defending at trial a claim for unfair prejudice. The case was the first time in which the English court granted an order for disclosure to be conducted on the basis of predictive coding on a contested application.*
  • Clean Power Properties Ltd v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd – Acted for the investment vehicle of a private equity fund in bringing claims totaling £150m for breaches of option agreements.*
  • A US based multinational component manufacturer – In defending a multimillion pound claim for product liability from a UK based manufacturer.*
  • A US based chain of hotels – In LCIA arbitration proceedings concerning the termination of a hotel management agreement in Morocco.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates

Credentials

Education

LPC1998

College of Law, Guildford

Common Professional Examination1997

College of Law, Guildford

BAEconomics and Politics1996

University of Durham

Admissions

Bars

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • Solicitor Advocate

Recognition & Awards

Oliver has been recognized by Chambers UK 2023 for Commercial and Corporate Litigation, as well as by the Legal 500 UK for both Commercial Litigation: Premium and Banking Litigation: Investment & Retail. Clients have described Oliver as a “savvy, commercial and pragmatic” solicitor with a “fine legal mind and bags of industry experience.”

Publications

Mr. Glynn-Jones’s recent publications include:

  • “English High Court’s Berkeley Square Ruling Expands Possible Scope of Disclosure,” (May 2021)
  • “UK Supreme Court Decision on Parent Company Liability for Actions of Subsidiary,” (March 2021)
  • “Supreme Court Favours Policyholders in COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims,” (February 2021)
  • “High Court Delivers Guidance on Service of Injunctions on ‘Persons Unknown’,” (December 2020)
  • “Fire At Russian Power Plant Sparks UK Supreme Court Decision on Arbitration Agreement Law,” (October 2020)
  • “English Court Rules on COVID-19 Material Adverse Effect in M&A Transaction,” (October 2020)
  • “English High Court Rules in Favour Of Policyholders in COVID-19 Business Interruption Test Case,” (September 2020)
  • “English Contracts Under Stress in Times of Economic Disruption,” (June 2020)