Patrick Sherrington

Patrick Sherrington became a partner in 1985 and has worked in both the firm’s New York and Hong Kong offices. He is head of the litigation, arbitration and employment practice of Hogan Lovells International LLP but maintains a full client workload.

Patrick Sherrington

Sherrington has extensive experience of all forms of injunctions and pre-emptive remedies and much of his work has an international dimension with the result that he is particularly adept at dealing with jurisdictional issues and conflicts of laws. In addition to England, he is admitted in Hong Kong and Australia and has extensive experience of litigation in the US and Europe. Sherrington has a High Court advocacy licence and, as well as his appearances in Hong Kong and England, has appeared before the ECJ in Luxembourg.

His experience covers complex financial disputes, contractual and joint-venture claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, banking including in particular fraud and asset tracing, insurance claims, energy, product liability and professional negligence. Sherrington is named as a leader in the field of commercial litigation in Chambers and in the Legal 500 directories. He is also noted for his mediation skills.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and accredited as a mediator by both CEDR (on whose board he sits as a non-executive director) and the ADR group. He sits as an arbitrator and mediator in fields as diverse as real estate, banking and finance, product liability, construction and professional negligence.

Representative experience

  • Defending leading individuals and manufacturers in a range of technical fields in litigation and arbitration
  • The defence of a group of publicly listed companies subject to investigation by the financial secretary in Hong Kong
  • The defence of EC cartel follow-on proceedings in the English High Court
  • Product liability defence work for major multinationals in numerous jurisdictions around the world involving a range of products and issues including tobacco, food and beverages, motor vehicles, construction and engineering processes