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Hannah Field-Lowes is a partner in the Firm's Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Hannah joined White & Case in 2018, having previously been co-head of International Dispute Resolution (London) at another leading law firm.
Hannah acts for clients in contentious matters across a breadth of sectors including private equity firms, corporates, financial institutions and the TMT industry. Her practice includes having advised on a range of matters including: general contractual and commercial disputes, shareholder disputes (including minority shareholder issues), fiduciary duties, financial disputes, regulatory issues and cross-border insolvencies.
Hannah has a particular expertise in advising clients on contentious tax matters including acting as lead partner on one of the most high profile and complex tax cases in the world.
Hannah also has experience in contentious intellectual property matters, having acted for Facebook, iTunes, Sony and Yahoo!, and also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law.
Hannah has been named a "Rising Star" by Legal Week, earning praise for being part of the "new generation of litigators making their mark." She is also recommended for her tax litigation and TMT expertise by The Legal 500 UK.
Extremely high-profile, £1+ billion proceedings brought by Ingenious Media against HMRC regarding the tax treatment of a number of film production partnerships.*
Sir David Barclay and Sir Frederick Barclay (and their affiliated companies) in their successful, high-profile and high-value shareholder dispute concerning the Maybourne Hotel Group, with respect to the ownership of three of London's most prestigious hotels (Claridge's, the Connaught and the Berkeley).*
Numerous PE firms relating to various issues such as disputes under SPAs and other investment agreements/relationships.*
Proceedings for Kaupthing and the liquidators of several entities over which Kaupthing originally placed contractual receivers.*
Proceedings for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LBHI) and its main subsidiaries (including Lehman Brothers Special Finance (LBSF), Lehman Commercial Paper Inc. (LCPI) and other US companies also in chapter 11.*
AIG on a range of matters, including successfully defending in multiple regulatory investigations arising out of AIG's subprime-related losses.*
Securing victory for the Sofa Workshop (a subsidiary of DFS) in an intellectual property dispute with SofaWorks.*
Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio in the UK, on the successful resolution of an important dispute concerning the terms under which its member radio stations can broadcast and copy musical works, which are protected by copyright.*
Consortium of seven major online music providers (AOL, Yahoo!, RealNetworks, iTunes, Sony Connect, Napster and MusicNet) in proceedings instituted in the UK Copyright Tribunal against the U.K. collecting societies representing the music publishing industry, the MCPS-PRS Alliance.*
Facebook on a range of IP-related matters, including copyright and trademark infringement, passing off, data protection and defamation.*
Apax Partners/Hit Entertainment on trademark protection issues around various trademarked characters including Barney™*
Premier Foods, in relation to what was then the largest-ever product recall in the UK.*
*Experience prior joining White & Case.