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Tim House

Partner

New York

House Tim
Tim House

Partner

New York

Tim is the U.S. Senior Partner and is responsible for client engagement and overall development of the US practice. In his role, Tim drives collaboration across Allen & Overy’s offices and practices.

Tim has over 30 years’ experience litigating and resolving complex disputes or managing investigations for the firm’s major international clients and their senior executives. Much of this work has been multi-jurisdictional. Tim’s cross border regulatory experience includes all the principal U.S., European and Asian financial services authorities.

Tim has consistently been recognized in the legal directories as a leading or star individual for over 15 years. Chambers observes that Tim is “absolutely excellent” and “well known in the market as ‘a very experienced and high-quality litigator.’ He has substantial experience representing major international clients in multi-jurisdictional disputes and investigations”.

Tim is regarded “at the top of his game and has a wonderful track record.” Peers add that he “just oozes gravitas and experience” and is “a great tactician.” Chambers, 2016.

News & insights

Key regulatory topics

Publications: 22 JANUARY 2020

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 10 January - 16 January 2020

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. 

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Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Inactive entities are about to be removed from the Luxembourg trade and companies register

Following the statement issued by the Luxembourg Ministry of Justice in December 2019[1] , the Luxembourg Business Registers (LBR) confirmed on 13 January 2020 that it will start removing inactive entities from the Luxembourg trade and companies register. 

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Singapore Legal Update - January 2020

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

MAS consultations on the regulation of digital payment tokens

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued three new consultations each dealing with different aspects of the regulation of digital payment tokens (DPTs) under the Payment Services Act (PSA). It has also recently clarified that where a DPT may be characterized as either a debenture or as e-money, its policy approach will be to regulate it as e-money. Note that the PSA will come into force on 28 January 2020.

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Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

In a recent case, the High Court had to consider whether to apply a moratorium to the enforcement of a share charge taken over the shares in a Singapore company where that company was subject to insolvency proceedings in the United States. It held that it had no basis to do so under section 259 of the Companies Act which renders void a transfer of shares in company made after the commencement of a winding up by the Singapore Court as that section did not apply to a foreign proceedings.

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Office

New York

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1986

Not admitted in New York

Academic

LLB, UCL University of London, 1982