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Davina Given

Davina Given takes on the most complex commercial and financial disputes for clients.

She advises multinational corporates and financial institutions on a range of disputes, including claims arising out of financial structures such as hedge fund linked notes and syndicated loans, as well as breaches of warranty and professional negligence.

In addition, she has extensive experience of national and international internal, regulatory and criminal investigations in relation to money laundering, bribery, sanctions, smuggling and compliance with financial regulation.

Davina also has an interest in art-related disputes.

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"Davina Given is the full package: seriously clever, great attention to detail, pragmatic and very experienced. One of the very best in the area." - Legal 500 UK 2024

"She's amazing. She has a brain the size of the planet and is just a source of extremely wise and reliable advice." - Chambers UK 2023

Ranked – Chambers UK 2022

Davina Given of RPC handles contentious art-related matters, including litigation relating to provenance, attribution and ownership. - Chambers UK 2022

"She has the brain the size of a planet. She is just a fount of knowledge. She is very approachable and considered." - Chambers UK 2022

"Davina Given is a genuinely outstanding solicitor. She is extremely clever; works ferociously hard; and has a superb 360 degree vision on her cases. I would say she is the best out there at the moment for accountancy cases, just way ahead of the competition." - The Legal 500 UK 2022 

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2022 

Davina Given handles contentious art-related matters, including litigation relating to provenance, attribution and ownership. A source comments: "She has a genuine commitment and interest in the background of works of art, which I think is what makes her so good and special at this." - Chambers UK 2021 

"Davina Given is a brilliant lawyer.  She is calm, very analytical, well read and knowledgeable, but always focused on the outcome. She’s someone who never loses sight of the commercial side." - The Legal 500 UK 2021 

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2021 

"Highly regarded." - The Legal 500 UK 2018

"Davina Given has extensive cross-border experience." - The Legal 500 UK 2017

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2016


London Solicitors Litigation Association

Commercial Litigators' Forum (Committee Member)

Financial Services Lawyers Association

Professional Advisers to the International Art Market

Female Fraud Forum

Relevant work

Defending multi-million pound negligence and mis-selling claims in relation to film financing arrangements

Advising lenders on potential breaches of EUR 1.15bn facility agreements by a German residential property company

Defending €50m professional negligence claim against Big Four accountancy firm

Lead associate in high profile bribery investigation by the Serious Fraud Office