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

Mr. Coates 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.
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Mr. Coates’ 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, Mr Coates 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






L.P.C., 2016
BPP University
Graduate Diploma in Law, 2015
University of Law Moorgate
B.A., History, 2014
Durham University



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