Adam Rizzo is a lawyer in the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. He focuses on commercial disputes, internal investigations and contentious regulatory matters.
Adam is a disputes lawyer with a focus on high-stakes litigation and regulatory enforcement. He handles commercial disputes, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement matters.
Adam has acted on disputes for a wide range of commercial clients including financial institutions, professional services firms and technology companies. He has pursued and defended claims for clients for breach of contract, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duties, negligence, breach of warranty, breach of confidence and fraud. Adam's cases are international in nature and often arise in an insolvency context in which he regularly assists clients with bringing and defending interim applications, and launching recovery and enforcement actions.
With deep experience in advising clients on insurance disputes, Adam has assisted policyholders with coverage claims across various industries and lines of insurance, including claims for losses linked to the war in Ukraine.
Adam also conducts internal investigations for companies and boards of directors and has represented companies, firms and individuals in regulatory inquiries and enforcement actions including those brought by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the Insolvency Service and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Adam has particular expertise in dealing with internal investigations and regulatory matters which relate to financial reporting, but has also acted in matters in the fintech, invoice finance and asset-based lending sectors. As part of his wider regulatory practice, Adam advises clients on the UK financial sanctions and export controls regime.
Recognised by Legal 500 as a recommended individual, Adam is described as “efficient and highly personable... excellent at running cases on a day-to-day basis”.