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Kenny Henderson


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Kenny Henderson is an experienced litigator who represents sophisticated and blue chip clients in high stakes disputes, frequently with a multi-jurisdictional element. He is solutions-oriented, and deploys litigation strategies tailored to deliver commercial objectives. He has particular expertise in regulated sectors, and in particular in pharmaceutical and technology claims.

Kenny has acted on many of the highest profile follow-on claims issued in Europe to date. Unusually, he has led matters both on the claimant and the defendant side. He is also active in the developing area of class and group actions.

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"A favourite among clients, who describe him as 'both a very effective and impressive litigator, and an excellent lawyer'. Furthermore, he is 'responsive and always seeks to advance his clients' interests, as aggressively as appropriate'."

Who’s Who Legal

"[he] has the ability to make complex things understandable."

Chambers and Partners

"able to use his knowledge and experience to cut through the issues."

Chambers and Partners

"[he is] resourceful [and has] vast cross sectoral experience."

Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • A global electronics company in defending high profile follow-on damages claims across a range of alleged infringments.
  • Household name companies in recovering losses incurred by the anticompetitive behaviour of indirect suppliers.
  • A global pharmaceutical company in a licensing dispute, concerning the life cycle management of a key product.
  • A technology company in a dispute concerning access to business-critical computer source code.
  • A range of clients in seeking and defending urgent interim relief.
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2000 – Law, LL.B., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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  • Authors the competition litigation chapters of Butterworths Competition Law.
  • February 2017 - “Brexit and its impact on English Antitrust Claims”, Competition Policy International.
  • December 2015 - “UK: A New Dawn for Antitrust Class Actions”, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Volume 6, Issue 10.
  • September 2015 - “Is US Class Action Culture Coming to the UK?”, Law 360, New York.
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10 Mar 20
Com­pet­i­tion Ap­peal Tribunal rules on bind­ing nature of European Com­mis­sion...
The UK’s Com­pet­i­tion Ap­peal Tribunal (CAT) has handed down an im­port­ant rul­ing on the ex­tent to which re­cit­als of a Com­mis­sion de­cision are bind­ing for the pur­poses of do­mest­ic dam­ages claims. The...
02 Mar 20
Car­tel lit­ig­a­tion: im­port­ant rul­ing that lim­it­a­tion can be­gin to ac­crue...
On 25 Feb­ru­ary 2020, the High Court handed down an im­port­ant rul­ing: Gran­ville Tech­no­logy Group Lim­ited (In Li­quid­a­tion) and Oth­ers v Elpida Memory (Europe) Gmbh and Oth­ers [2020] EWHC 415 (Comm). This...
17 Feb 20
The High Court of­fers guid­ance re­gard­ing ad­verse costs ex­pos­ure and...
A re­cent High Court de­cision has con­sidered costs re­lated is­sues in multi-party lit­ig­a­tion. The judg­ment is a care­ful ex­am­in­a­tion of claimants’ ex­pos­ure to ad­verse costs as well as how ad­verse costs...
07 Nov 19
Lit­ig­a­tion fund­ing un­der re­view in the trucks car­tel lit­ig­a­tion
The Com­pet­i­tion Ap­peal Tribunal (CAT) has ruled on a sig­ni­fic­ant pre­lim­in­ary is­sue in two re­lated ap­plic­a­tions for col­lect­ive pro­ceed­ings or­ders (CPO) brought against a num­ber of truck man­u­fac­tur­ing groups....