Oliver Hayes
Oliver Hayes

Oliver joined the team at Balance Legal Capital in October 2015 to work on deal origination and due diligence, deal execution, investment monitoring and fundraising.

Prior to working at Balance, Oliver spent over 6 years as an associate in the dispute resolution team at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, specializing in commercial litigation, investigations and contentious regulatory matters in the financial services sector.

Oliver’s experience includes: defending global investment banks in High Court proceedings brought in relation to complex financial products and transactions; acting for an international consulting firm in High Court proceedings brought by the trustees of a pension scheme; acting for a UK financial services provider in relation to a major loss of customer data; acting for an insurer in arbitration proceedings relating to an insurance coverage dispute; acting for a global custody bank on an investigation in relation to client overcharging on asset portfolio transitions; and acting for a UK financial services group in relation to legal and regulatory issues arising from a major misstatement in its published accounts.

Oliver worked in the London and Paris offices of Freshfields and in 2014/2015 went on secondment to the EMEA litigation team of Credit Suisse where he managed a portfolio of disputes and contentious regulatory matters.

Oliver is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. He has a law degree from BPP and a BA in Modern History from Oxford University.