Megan Sandler

Joined firm 2014. Partner since 2022.

Megan specialises in substantial and complex multi-jurisdictional litigation, often featuring multiple claimants and defendants. She has a broad spectrum of experience advising global corporations and financial institutions in high-value disputes, often involving sensitive reputational elements. Megan has had extensive involvement in various types of dispute resolution processes, including court proceedings, arbitration, mediation, internal investigations, regulatory investigations, and assisting with risk or contentious aspects of commercial transactions.

Litigation and arbitration highlights include:

  • BHP Group PLC and other entities who are defendants to claims arising out of the collapse of the Fundão Dam in Brazil. The case involves over 700,000 claimants advancing claims under Brazilian law. The claim has been described in the press as one of the largest lawsuits in English legal history.
  • Credit Suisse in relation to a c.$2 billion claim commenced by the Republic of Mozambique (plus related proceedings) arising out of the “tuna bond scandal”.
  • MAN SE in its defence of one of the largest ever competition law follow-on damages proceedings in the UK courts and Competition Appeals Tribunal which cover multiple individual claims, group actions and competing applications for Collective Proceedings Orders.
  • Diageo on a range of matters relating to Vijay Mallya, including High Court proceedings in relation to historic breaches of various contractual obligations.
  • Volkswagen in relation to a c.$2 billion claim commenced by GT Gettaxi for various breaches of corporate and knowing receipt of confidential information.
  • A leading multinational energy company in SIAC arbitration proceedings involving allegations of fraud, with damages claimed in excess of US$5.5bn.
  • Advising a global energy company on potential litigation risks in England arising out of climate change.

Investigations highlights include:

  • Major pharmaceutical company on an internal investigation arising out of the c.$4 billion purchase of a biopharmaceutical company.
  • A bank in relation to a PRA investigation arising out of the bank’s compliance with the ring-fencing regime.
  • Global financial services company on an investigation commenced by ESMA.

Megan is recognised as a Next Generation Partner in Commercial Litigation, Legal 500 2024 and noted as a key member of the firm’s fraud and international arbitration groups. Sources describe Megan as an International Arbitration “superstar”. Legal 500 2024, International Arbitration.