Brown Rudnick Adds Partner Ravi Nayer to the Firm’s UK Litigation Practice

International law firm Brown Rudnick LLP today announced the appointment of Ravi Nayer. He joins as a partner in the firm’s litigation and arbitration practice in London from Pinsent Masons.

Ravi Nayer’s practice focuses on group litigation, acting on behalf of many of the UK’s largest financial services institutions such as asset managers, insurers and pension funds. His considerable experience includes creating joint defence and novel litigation cooperation agreements for peer institutions in some of the UK’s largest class actions, including the recent RBS Rights Issue litigation. As well as advising on the merits and conduct of securities class actions and regulatory enforcement actions, Ravi advises on governance policies and procedures relating to bondholder litigation and securities class actions and related fiduciary duties.

Ravi also advises clients on the design and implementation of private-sector compensation schemes, arising from alleged mass torts, most recently for Manchester City Football Club and the UK construction industry relating to the alleged blacklisting of workers, as well as the first ICO-approved data compensation scheme. Ravi was recently seconded to a FTSE 100 asset manager and insurer as global head of disputes.

Neil Micklethwaite, Managing Partner of Brown Rudnick’s London office, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ravi to the firm. His extensive experience of group litigation and other collective redress mechanisms in the UK will be a tremendous asset to our clients globally as we continue to help them navigate this area of litigation, which is complex and evolving rapidly.”

Ravi Nayer, Partner at Brown Rudnick, said: “I am thrilled to be joining such an experienced and dynamic team of litigators. Brown Rudnick’s enviable track record of delivering success for clients involved in some of the most challenging financial and commercial disputes, is a testament to the intellect, creativity and determination at the heart of the firm’s culture.”

Ravi is passionate about social mobility, inclusion in the workplace and across the financial services sector in particular.  He was the Chair of the Board of London’s largest mental health charity and also interned at the UK’s leading race equality think tank, the Runnymede Trust, as well as having been instructed by the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission.

As a qualified barrister, Ravi has been awarded numerous scholarships by Lincoln’s Inn and has taught on the BCL/MJur at the University of Oxford, where he also convened the Law Faculty’s Procedural Justice and Evidence Group, including undertaking in-depth research of comparative class action methodologies and reform. Ravi studied History at the University of Bristol and has a Masters in Law from University College London.

Brown Rudnick was one of the first international law firms to focus on the representation of hedge funds and other highly-sophisticated asset managers.  The firm now has a team of over 100 lawyers in its global litigation and arbitration practice.

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