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Vanessa Whitman


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

Vanessa Whitman is a Partner in the Finance Disputes team in London. Vanessa qualified with CMS in 2008 and works primarily on contentious matters for banks and insolvency professionals, advising clients on various aspects of contentious banking and insolvency law. She has a growing practice specialising in FinTech and Crypto disputes. Vanessa also has significant experience advising clients how to deal with Serious Fraud Office cases and other fraud related matters, having advised on Britain’s largest mortgage fraud.

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  • 2005 – LPC, BPP Law School, London
  • 2004 – PgDL, BPP Law School, London
  • 2003 – B.A., University of Warwick
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Cryptoassets and fraud – rem­ed­ies avail­able from Eng­lish courts
In ION Sci­ence Ltd v Per­sons Un­known and oth­ers[1], the Eng­lish Com­mer­cial Court ad­ded to a string of re­cent judg­ments which of­fer ef­fect­ive rem­ed­ies for deal­ing with frauds and thefts re­lated to cryptoassets...
Pay for your cof­fee with crypto? In El Sal­vador you can!
The FCA an­nounced on 3rd June 2021 that they were ex­tend­ing the end date of the Tem­por­ary Re­gis­tra­tions Re­gime (“TRR”) for ex­ist­ing cryptoasset busi­nesses from 9th June 2021 to 31st March 2022. On...
Pub­lic­a­tion of the Di­git­al Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion Rules
The UK Jur­is­dic­tion Taskforce (UKJT) has now pub­lished the UK’s first Di­git­al Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion Rules (DDRR). The DDRR give leg­al ef­fect to auto­mat­ic dis­pute res­ol­u­tion pro­cesses built in­to di­git­al...
LIBOR lit­ig­a­tion: High Court con­firms that a claimant must be “aware” of...
In the latest case in­volving a claim for mis­rep­res­ent­a­tion arising from the LIBOR scan­dal, the High Court has set a high bar for a suc­cess­ful mis­rep­res­ent­a­tion claim, in what is a help­ful de­cision for...
FinTech Bytes
Wel­come to the TMT pod­cast series, 'FinTech Bytes'. FinTech Bytes by CMS is a pod­cast which gives listen­ers a ‘bite-sized’ over­view of top­ics af­fect­ing the FinTech mar­ket and provides in­sights in­to...
Court con­siders ef­fect of li­quid­a­tion stay on reg­u­lat­ory ac­tion by the...
The Eng­lish Court has, for the first time, handed down judg­ment on wheth­er the li­quid­a­tion stay pre­vents the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (the "FCA") from is­su­ing a Warn­ing No­tice un­der sec­tions 92 and...
Bank’s Quince­care duty and dis­hon­est as­sist­ance
The Eng­lish High Court has re­cently handed down an im­port­ant judg­ment in re­la­tion to the Quince­care duty and dis­hon­est as­sist­ance. In a pre­lim­in­ary hear­ing the Court con­sidered an ap­plic­a­tion by the de­fend­ant...
The Fin­CEN Files: the latest fin­an­cial scan­dal or storm in a tea­cup?
What are the Fin­CEN files? The Fin­an­cial Crimes En­force­ment Net­work (“Fin­CEN”) is a branch of the US treas­ury that aims to com­bat fin­an­cial crime. The ‘Fin­CEN files’ refers to an ap­par­ent leak...
In­junc­tions and crypto­cur­ren­cies
In a re­cent de­cision the Eng­lish court has re­fused to con­tin­ue an in­ter­im in­junc­tion that re­strained the de­fend­ant from deal­ing with bit­coin held in a coin de­pot ac­count, over which the claimants had...
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - Us­ing block­chain to open up new pos­sib­il­it­ies
The nature of dis­putes and the way they are re­solved is fast chan­ging. Ad­vances in tech­no­logy have brought with it great­er cost and time ef­fi­cien­cies when it comes to man­aging dis­putes, as well as in­nov­at­ive...
Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance Bill: ad­vert­ise­ment of wind­ing up pe­ti­tion...
Last week, in Re a Com­pany (Ap­plic­a­tion to Re­strain Ad­vert­ise­ment) [2020] EWHC 1551 (Ch) the High Court re­strained the ad­vert­ise­ment of a wind­ing up pe­ti­tion on grounds of the im­pend­ing changes to in­solv­ency...
In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest - Sum­mer Edi­tion 2020
Back to main page Wel­come to the sum­mer edi­tion of our In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest, a bi-an­nu­al pub­lic­a­tion fea­tur­ing ana­lys­is and com­ment­ary on the key trends cur­rently shap­ing the glob­al dis­pute res­ol­u­tion...