Litigation & Arbitration


Imogen Winfield is an Associate in the International Disputes team in Brown Rudnick’s London office. She has experience in a wide range of commercial disputes, including complex and high-value breach of contract and negligence claims involving financial institutions, as well as significant pre-action matters. Imogen has acted for senior executives in connection with regulatory investigations and has a particular interest in disputes arising out of financial contexts.

Imogen regularly acts for pro bono clients. She also established and oversees Brown Rudnick's participation in legal clinics through South West London Law Centres.



Acted for an international investment banking firm in a claim arising from an equity trading dispute with a Bermudian entity.

Acted as assistant to the supervising solicitor to ensure the proper execution of a search order and the subsequent review of material on devices removed.

Acted for a charity in a contractual dispute arising out of a cancelled event during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Acted for a Luxembourg company in ICC arbitration proceedings against a Dutch entity concerning breach of accounting warranties in a share purchase agreement.

Acted for the Joint Administrators of a former high-street telecommunications provider as to the existence of potential claims related to the insolvency of the business.

Acted for the director and shareholder of an insolvent company in relation to a threatened third-party costs application.

Acted for a company and guarantor in proceedings concerning non-payment and breach of warranty claims arising out of asset purchase agreements.

Acted for a hedge fund that successfully claimed entitlement to exercise an option to unwind its position following an LMA trade of Ukrainian debt (VR Global Partners LP v Exotix Partners LLP & CVI EMCVF Lux Securities Trading Sàrl [2017] EWHC 2620 (Comm))

Acted for one of six respondents in a petition under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006 brought before the Companies Court relating to the running of three major hotels in the UK.

Acted for a financial institution in a $100m dispute concerning a property transaction in the DIFC, Dubai (CA 010/2015 Taaleem v (1) National Bonds Corporation (2) Deyaar Development).

Acted in proceedings brought by a client in the textile industry for repudiatory breach of a services contract.

Acted for an investment firm in connection with allegations of mismanagement.

Acted for an Austrian investment firm in a contractual dispute with both the Trustee bank and the Issuer of certain notes forming part of a high grade collateralised debt obligation transaction.

Acted for a car trader who was successful in a dispute over the ownership of a Lamborghini Aventador (Ecclestone v Khyami & Others [2014] EWHC 29 (QB)).

Acted for a Dutch pension fund on a €250 million professional negligence claim against a large investment bank involving the review of a significant volume of documents and the use of sophisticated document review technology (Stichting Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor Het Beroepesvervoer Over de Weg & Ors. v Goldman Sachs Asset Management International Limited).

Acted for an individual in connection with derogatory and defamatory statements posted by various other individuals on the online bulletin board of a share trading website.


Acting for a high-profile individual in relation to an investigation by the FCA and PRA into the collapse of a major UK bank during the financial crisis.

Acted for a former senior manager of a major retail bank in relation to an FCA investigation into alleged misconduct and/or lack of fitness and propriety.

Acted for an individual in a judicial review of decisions taken by a financial regulator, having obtained urgent injunctive relief.

Acted for a senior executive in relation to an SFO investigation into alleged bribery and corruption.

Acted for currency traders involved in cross-border and internal investigations in connection with the alleged manipulation of the foreign exchange market.


The College of Law – Legal Practice Course (Distinction) 2012
Cardiff University – LLB (First Class Honours) 2010

Bar Admissions

Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings)
Solicitor of England and Wales
Author, "Climate Change: Litigation Risk for Companies and Directors", Financier Worldwide (September 2021)
Contributing Author, “The Law and Business of Litigation Finance” by Steven Friel (December 2020)
Contributing Author, "Financial Services Litigation, England and Wales", Getting the Deal Through (July 2019)
Professional Affiliations
London Solicitor Litigation Association
Financial Services Lawyers Association
Women In Law London