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Ros Gallagher

Partner, London


Ros is a specialist in commercial dispute resolution, with a particular focus on advising banking and financial services clients in respect of contentious regulatory disputes and internal investigations as well as fighting and settling litigation disputes.

Recent experience includes:

  • advising a major bank on FX issues, including a complex and multi-jurisdictional internal investigation and a high profile enforcement action by the FCA
  • advising a major bank on an FCA investigation into its handling of PPI complaints
  • advising a UK commercial insurance broker in connection with an FCA investigation into risk management systems and controls for countering risks of bribery and corruption associated with making payments to overseas third parties
  • advising an international private investment firm in connection with an internal investigation and regulatory and parliamentary enquiries into allegations of potential bribery and corruption
  • advising an international private equity group defending litigation proceedings in connection with the acquisition of English law-governed debt alleged to have been in breach of a confidentiality agreement and anti-circumvention clause
  • advising a high profile corporate in respect of a multi-jurisdictional shareholder dispute in relation to the ownership of prestige hotels in London
  • advising a major bank in its defence of litigation involving allegations of wilful breach of trust 
  • conducting the review and update of a bank’s procedural handbook for staff confronted with a dawn raid.
Professional experience

2016 to date Partner, Linklaters, London
2014 - 2016 Counsel, Linklaters, London
2004 - 2007 & 2013 Managing Associate, Linklaters, London
2003 - 2004 Secondment to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York
2000 - 2003 Associate Solicitor, Linklaters, London
1998 - 2000 Trainee Solicitor, Linklaters, London (including six months with Linklaters, Hong Kong)


1996 - 1997 Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Diploma with Distinction
1993 - 1996 Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, B.A. Law, First Class