David Pygott

David Pygott

Of Counsel

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, French, German, Italian

David Pygott is Of Counsel in the Banking & International Finance team in CMS London specialising in contentious financial services work, particularly financial services investigations. He has acted on FCA and SFO investigations, other cross-border investigations conducted by regulators from outside the UK, and also in English Commercial Court litigation.

David acts regularly for leading financial institutions, in particular investment banks, asset managers and private wealth management firms, and has also acted for corporates in bribery and corruption matters. David speaks French, German and Italian and has previously worked in Milan and Hong Kong.

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Relevant experience

  • Investment banks in cross-border investigations relating to the alleged manipulation of certain financial benchmarks.
  • An investment bank in a cross-border investigation relating to hiring practices.
  • An investment bank in an investigation into trading activity in wholesale financial markets.
  • A European bank in English Commercial Court claims relating to certain derivative trades with local authorities.
  • A private bank in the defence of mis-selling claims in court and before the Financial Ombudsman Service.
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Education

2004 – Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, London

2003 – MPhil European Studies, Pembroke College, Cambridge

2002 – BA (Hons), Exeter College, Oxford 

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