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Sarah Garvey



Garvey Sarah
Sarah Garvey



Sarah is an experienced litigator with particular expertise in conflict of laws, state immunity issues and EU laws.  She regularly advises clients on topics such as governing law, jurisdiction, immunity and arbitration.  Sarah is a key member of Allen & Overy's Brexit team and has been heavily involved in advising clients on the legal implications of Brexit.  Sarah is Chair of the Law Society's EU Committee and sits on the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, chaired by Lord Mance.   Sarah sat on the Lord Chief Justice's Advisory Committee on Brexit and Civil Jurisdiction chaired by Lord Justice Hamblen.  Sarah edits the Forum Chapter of Butterworths' Encyclopedia of Banking. Sarah also advised all major London banks (as a syndicate) in the Greek and Cypriot capital controls.


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Publications: 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 11-17 September 2020

Our weekly update on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. If you would like to receive this update by email and be added to our marketing mailing list please contact…

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Publications: 22 OCTOBER 2019

English jurisdiction clause binding anchor defendants decisive in court’s conclusion that England is proper forum

The High Court distinguished the Supreme Court decision of Lungowe v Vedanta Resources plc (Vedanta),1 giving more weight to the desirability of avoiding multiplicity of actions and the risk of…

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Publications: 04 SEPTEMBER 2019

Can the UK Parliament stop a no-deal Brexit?

There are less than 100 days until 31 October 2019, when the UK will leave the European Union without a deal by default, unless between now and then the UK and EU27 are able to agree a deal or further…

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Publications: 03 SEPTEMBER 2019

Updated: can the UK Parliament stop a no-deal Brexit?

At the end of July we published a paper looking at the options available to Members of the UK Parliament (MPs) should they seek to prevent a no-deal Brexit on 31 October 2019.

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Called to Bar, England and Wales, 1994

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998


BA (Hons) History, Queens' College, University of Cambridge

CPE (Law Conversion Course), City University, London

Bar vocational course, London