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About Sean Pitt

Sean is a Senior Associate in our dispute resolution group.  He advises clients in complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation and contentious regulatory matters.

During his time at Freshfields, Sean has been seconded to the litigation team of a leading global investment bank.

Sean is a solicitor-advocate accredited with higher rights of audience in the civil courts of England & Wales.

Recent work

Sean’s recent experience includes:

  • Lead associate successfully representing WEX Inc. in a landmark dispute in the Commercial Court arising from the COVID-19 pandemic over the interpretation of an MAE clause (Travelport Ltd & Ors v WEX Inc.; Olding & Ors v WEX Inc.). 
  • Acting for BGEO Group Limited in the successful strike out of Commercial Court proceedings brought by Mr Roman Pipia for ca. $300 million in damages (Mr Roman Pipia v BGEO Group Ltd).
  • Acting for a global investment bank in Commercial Court and other proceedings concerning the suitability of sales of investment products.
  • Acting for an international bank in the successful defence of High Court proceedings brought under the 'unfair relationships' provisions of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
  • Advising an independent international investment firm on its response to a malicious cyber-attack, including litigation risk and engagement with European regulatory authorities.
  • Advising leading financial services institutions and FTSE 100 companies in respect of regulatory action brought by the Financial Conduct Authority in relation to market abuse and corporate governance matters.


University education

  • University of Oxford, UK (MPhil)
  • University of Pennsylvania, USA (BA)

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor-advocate, Higher Courts (Civil), England & Wales