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Declan Grady is a member of the Litigation and Arbitration Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s London office. His practice focuses on international commercial litigation and Arbitration (LCIA/ICC/Ad hoc), concentrating on complex multi-jurisdictional cases which often involve fraud, particularly within the banking and financial services sectors.



  • Representing a client operating in the luxury hospitality industry against multiple European state-owned entities in complex multi-contract LCIA arbitrations arising from high-profile landmark hotels.
  • Represented BTA bank $7.5 billion dispute with Mukhtar Ablyazov and Ilyas Khrapunov (including proceedings before the French courts).
  • Advising Universal Capital Bank of Montenegro on various matters.
  • Advising the shareholders of Crane Bank in Uganda in relation to special measures taken against the bank by the Central Bank of Uganda and claims arising therefrom.
  • Advising a client in a family breach of trust claim involving four jurisdictions -underlying trust valued at $3bn
  • Advised AstraZeneca AB on its agreement with Grünenthal to divest the European rights to Nexium for an upfront payment of $700 million with further sales-related and milestone payments of up to $90 million.
  • Advised AstraZeneca AB on its agreement with Grünenthal to divest the global rights to Vimovo in all markets excluding the US and Japan for an upfront payment of $115 million and further payments up to another $17 million.
  • Advised Rentokil Initial plc on its joint venture agreement with Haniel & Cie. Holding Company which created a leading provider of workwear and hygiene services in Europe with combined revenues of c. €1.1bn.
  • Represented Kore Potash, an advanced stage exploration and development company with its principal asset in the Republic of Congo, on the implementation of a new UK group holding company by way of an Australian scheme of arrangement and advising on its admission to AIM and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • Member, Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners (ENERAP) UK Chapter
  • Member, Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA)
  • Member, International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • Member, Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association (JLSLA)
  • Member, London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA)
  • Member, The London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation


  • Legal Practice Course (LPC), BPP Law School, 2016
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), University of Law, 2015
  • B.A. (Hons), University of Bristol, 2014
  • England and Wales