a very experienced strategic thinker
Chambers UK 2015 Ian McDonald is head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution practice in London, and is the former head of the restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency practice in London. He acts for banks and funds, particularly in high value disputes relating to loan structures, structured finance and derivatives, many of which have cross-jurisdictional elements. He has advised on cases for financial institutions involving allegations of mis-selling, misconduct, misrepresentation, deceit, fraud, breach of duty, contractual interpretation and breach of transactional documentation, as well as on matters of enforcement, rectification and restitution. He is co-leader of the firm’s International Banking and Financial Litigation Action Group. Ian also acts for licensed insolvency practitioners, noteholders, lenders, creditors, directors and borrowers in contentious insolvency matters.
Ferociously intelligent and extremely practical, Ian consistently impresses peers, counsel and clients. Sources say he immerses himself in the detail of the case and is absolutely exceptional at tactics and leading a team. He is recognised for being calm, disciplined, great with clients and demonstrating excellent judgement. As head of the commercial dispute resolution team he is a solid option in contentious insolvency matters. (Chambers UK 2014).
He joined Mayer Brown in 1990.