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Hannah Bohm-Duchen, disputes lawyer

Practice areas

  • Dispute Resolution

Hannah has a broad commercial disputes practice, with a particular focus on commercial litigation, contentious financial services matters and civil fraud.

She has significant experience acting for clients in complex, high-value and multi-jurisdictional disputes. This has included litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, as well as proceedings in other jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, Cyprus and the DIFC. Hannah has also acted for clients in commercial arbitration matters under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SCC and AAA.

Recent experience has included: acting for BR Shetty in a worldwide mandate concerning multi-billion dollar disputes following the collapse of the NMC group of companies; acting for an individual in claims concerning alleged attempts by third parties to misappropriate U$200m of crypto-currency assets; and acting for one of Russia's largest oil companies in US$300 million fraud proceedings in the English High Court, including a twelve-week trial.

Hannah’s focus is on achieving commercial outcomes for clients. She combines a calm demeanour with a pragmatic approach to problem-solving. Clients value the long-term relationships she builds, and commend her attention to detail and robust, practical advice.

Prior to joining Farrer & Co, Hannah worked as an associate for five years in the dispute resolution team of a major US law firm, having completed her training contract at the same firm. She graduated from Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, in 2012 with a B.A. (Hons). Between 2012 and 2014, Hannah attended the University of Law in London where she completed the GDL and LPC, both with distinction.

Hannah was admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2016.

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