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Craig Pollack draws on over 25 years of litigation and arbitration experience to guide clients through the most complex, cutting edge international disputes. Prior to joining Covington in January 2017, Mr. Pollack was the Global Head of Dispute Resolution at a major international firm.

Ranked across the legal directories as a ‘leader in the field,' Mr. Pollack has worked on some of the most high profile litigation of recent years.

Banking and Securities Litigation

  • Defending a major rating agency in a groundbreaking complex derivative product litigation.
  • Successfully acting for Morgan Stanley in the UK Supreme Court in a Loan Market Association litigation.
  • Acting for a syndicate of investment banks in a €500m dispute.
  • Defending a star hedge fund in a FCA investigation into market abuse.
  • Defending a hedge fund in a tax dividend arbitrage dispute.

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Acting in a multi-party shareholders dispute in respect of a hotel portfolio including the largest hotel in London.
  • Acting for a major Russian based aluminium producer in a multi-jurisdictional loan dispute.
  • Acting for a Chinese client in a multi-jurisdictional matter in connection with investments in an Angolan oil-field and involving asset seizing orders.

International Arbitration

  • Advising on three interrelated LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL arbitrations in relation to a platinum mine dispute.
  • Acting for a major Russian telecoms provider in post-LCIA arbitration enforcement proceedings across various jurisdictions.
  • Acting for the majority shareholders in a dispute in connection with a company operating a Ghanaian port.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Bar Association
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • AmLaw Litigation Daily, "Litigator of the Week" Runner Up (7/17/2020)
  • Chambers UK, Banking Litigation (2018-2021), Fraud: Civil (2019-2021), and Commercial and Corporate Litigation (2020-2021)
  • Legal 500 UK, Hall of Fame - Commercial Litigation: PREMIUM
  • Chambers Litigation Support, Global Asset Tracing & Recovery (2020)
  • Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (2017)
  • Chambers Europe, Litigation (2017-2018)
  • The Lawyer's Top 20 Cases of 2019