Jonathan Brogden - DAC Beachcroft
Jonathan Brogden

Jonathan Brogden is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Group. He advises on banking and finance disputes, Financial Services regulatory investigations, White Collar Crime and complex contractual disputes.

Jonathan acts for financial institutions in relation to disputes concerning complex financial instruments, derivatives, wealth management, structured investments, corporate loan defaults, enforcement of security and recovery actions.  Much of his work in this area has an international dimension; either acting for non-UK banks and other financial institutions in litigation in the English High Court and arbitration or pursuing claims in Foreign Courts, including tracing exercises and enforcement action. 

Jonathan has wide experience in handling Financial Services regulatory investigations.  He has acted for parties involved in FCA investigations and enforcement action.  He has acted for clients involved in investigations concerning LIBOR, EURIBOR and FOREX manipulation, international sanctions, money laundering, bribery and corruption.  Jonathan frequently works in a co-counsel role with foreign lawyers representing client's interests across multiple jurisdictions.  He has particular experience in relation to investigations and action taken by the US Department of Justice and CFTC, as well as with European-based regulators.

Jonathan also handles the defence or criminal proceedings brought against corporate entities and their employees.  He currently acts for one of 11 traders charged by the SFO with conspiracy to defraud in relation to the alleged manipulation of EURIBOR, as well as for traders charged by the US DoJ for the alleged manipulation of LIBOR involving advising on extradition.  Jonathan has also acted for parties involved in a number of confidential corporate investigations conducted by the SFO relating to allegations of bribery and corruption.

Jonathan's advice is also sought by parties across a wide range of industry sectors where they face complex contractual disputes which require strategic planning to achieve the best outcome.  In recent times this has included acting for a property developer in a £20m consortium dispute and a £70m Joint Venture dispute for an energy sector client.

He is Editor of the firm's Banking & Finance Disputes newsletter and is a regular contributor to a wide spectrum of legal, national and trade press.

Jonathan is a committee member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and the Commercial Litigators Forum, and a member of the Financial Services Lawyers Association, the European Criminal Bar Association, and the London Solicitors Litigation Association.


  • "Jonathan Brogden is ‘a very safe pair of hands’" Legal 500 London, 2015 Edition, Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail, London
  • "Jonathan Brogden is ‘highly competent’"Legal 500 London, 2015 Edition, Commercial Litigation, London
  • "Jonathan Brogden is ‘fully briefed and prepared'." Legal 500 London, 2014 Edition, Banking Litigation, London
  • "Jonathan Brogden is a ‘particularly good litigator'."Legal 500 London, 2014 Edition, Commercial Litigation, London
  • "Jonathan Brogden is ‘a sharp litigator’."Legal 500 London, 2013 Edition, Commercial Litigation, London
  • "Jonathan Brogden provides ‘robust’ advice'." Legal 500 UK 2012 Edition, Civil Fraud, London
  • "Jonathan Brogden is a "pleasure to work with"." Legal 500 UK 2012 Edition, Dispute Resolution, London



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