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Chris Collins


Chris has broad experience advising on a wide range of commercial litigation, investigatory and advisory matters, with a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional disputes. Chris acts for a range of corporate clients and financial institutions.



Representative matters

ENKA in ENKA v OOO "Insurance Company Chubb", obtaining an anti-suit injunction restraining Russian proceedings brought in breach of an arbitration agreement.The Supreme Court's decision, upholding that of the Court of Appeal to grant the anti-suit relief sought by ENKA, is an important step in clarifying the English Court's supervisory role in relation to arbitrations seated in the jurisdiction, and in particular the relevance of the seat to the determination of the proper law of an arbitration agreement and the English Court's jurisdiction to grant anti-suit relief for breach of such agreements whether governed by English law or not.

£35 million claim on behalf of a New York and London based hedge fund in English Commercial Court for breach of an option agreement.

Review and revision of ADGM Courts, Civil Evidence, Judgments, Enforcement and Judicial Appointments Regulations.

Representation of global cargo carrier in multi-billion pound follow-on proceedings in England, arising from the EU Commission's Air Cargo cartel decision.




Published Work


  • Litigation Review 2020



Solicitor, England and Wales


University of Law LPC with MSc in Law, Business and Management (Distinction)

University of Warwick LLB (Hons)

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.