John Rogerson

Partner, London


‘John Rogerson- excellent technical lawyer & a pleasure to work with. Keeps his eyes on the prize.’

‘John Rogerson is an excellent litigation partner, who works tirelessly and round the clock to achieve results for his clients.’
Legal 500 UK 2024/2023


John Rogerson is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Group of the Firm's London office. John's practice focuses on complex cross-border litigation – often in support of arbitral and other proceedings worldwide – before the English Court, and in other common law jurisdictions.

A solicitor-advocate, John has also acted in a number of international commercial arbitrations, primarily conducted under ICC or LCIA rules.

John's clients include large corporates in emerging markets and financial institutions, who he has both advised and represented, through all stages of court and arbitral proceedings, as well as in major regulatory investigations. John also leads the commercial fraud team, with a particular focus on enforcement.

John sits on the Committee of the London Solicitors Litigation Association, which represents the interests of a wide range of litigators in London. He is recognised in The Legal 500 UK 2023 as 'an excellent litigation partner, who works tirelessly and round the clock to achieve results for his clients'. He was also recognised as a "Future Leader" in arbitration in Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2020.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
BPP Law School, London
BPP Law School, London
University College London


John's experience includes:

Representing a shareholder in a large telecommunications company in relation to ICC arbitration proceedings in Paris worth in excess of US $3bn, and also ancillary and enforcement proceedings in the BVI (where in support of the arbitration White & Case obtained the largest worldwide freezing order ever granted in that jurisdiction) as well as the Netherlands.

Representing Adler Group S.A. and its subsidiaries in their successful application to sanction an English Restructuring Plan under Part 26A of the Companies Act 2006, in relation to bond debt in excess of €3.2 billion.

Advising a Middle Eastern bank in relation to a portfolio of non-performing loans in excess of US$500 million and acting as coordinating counsel for its global enforcement strategy.

Representing the main contractor on one of the world's largest infrastructure projects located in Central America, in a series of ICC arbitrations against the employer (as well as proceedings before the English Courts brought by the employer), worth in excess of US $1bn. Also representing the shareholders of the main contractor as defendants in related proceedings brought in the London Commercial Court.

Advising a major project company in respect of proceedings brought by an award creditor in England to enforce a multi-billion dollar arbitral award arising out of an oil and gas dispute.

Acting for an international investment bank in three separate, related claims brought in the London Commercial Court by Private Wealth Management clients from the institution's Singapore branch.

Representing an international investment bank in regulatory enforcement proceedings concerning the adequacy of AML systems and controls. White & Case acted as global coordinating counsel in respect of investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority (UK), the New York Department of Financial Services, the Department of Justice, the New York Federal Reserve (in the US), BaFin (in Germany) and the European Central Bank (amongst others).

Representing a PRC-owned purchaser of a major South African mining company in consolidated ICC arbitrations relating to various entitlements due under the purchase agreements, including breach of warranty.

Representing a private equity group in relation to breach of confidence claims brought in the Chancery Division.

Representing a defence contractor in an (ad hoc) arbitration claim brought against its subcontractor.

Representing a leading European airline in two consolidated LCIA arbitrations under French law against a French governmental body.

Acting for a Georgian governmental body in an LCIA arbitration under Georgian law.

Acting for an Israeli public-private joint venture in an ICC arbitration (under English law) relating to a major water and sewerage infrastructure project in the Caribbean.

Successfully defending a GBP £64 million pound claim for damages for the alleged repudiation of a Software Licensing and Development Agreement relating to betting exchange software: Matchbet Ltd v Openbet Retail Ltd [2013] EWHC 3067 (Ch); [2013] 10 WLUK 343.

Acting for the corporate trustee of the IBM (UK) pension fund in its successful claim worth approximately $160 million against IBM to rectify the terms of a 1983 pension trust deed (and later deeds) establishing the right of active members to retire before 63 without actuarial reduction and without the employer's consent: IBM United Kingdom Holdings Ltd v Dalgleish [2015] EWHC 1870 (CH); [2015] 6 WLUK 535.

Representing the former shareholders of Northern Rock in their judicial review challenge to legislation that nationalised the bank without paying compensation to those shareholders. John also acted for the shareholders in the European Court of Human Rights: Grainger and others v United Kingdom (2012) 55 EHRR SE13.


Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov: freezing orders, lavish lifestyles and the "ordinary living expenses" exception", 2019

"S.90A FSMA: Two strikes and its (not) out for Tesco", 2019

"PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov: Security for costs order against Russian Claimant with assets in Switzerland and Cyprus", 2019

"The meaning of "serious harm": the Supreme Court in Lachaux v Independent Print", 2019

"Norwich Pharmacal relief – costs, rights and obligations in pre-action disclosure", 2019

"The Angel Bell post-judgment – the exception and not the rule?", 2019

"Bad News for Jackpot Damages: Wrotham Park and the Supreme Court", 2018

"The Role of the English Courts Post Brexit: Emerging Challengers?" 2018