Adam Berman



Since joining PGMBM in August 2019 as a Senior Associate, Adam has been specialising in multi-jurisdictional corporate accountability and group actions. He is currently part of the team advising over 200,000 claimants who have been injured or suffered financial loss as a consequence of the 2015 Fundao Dam Collapse, the worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history. Proceedings have been commenced on behalf of the claimants against BHP Group, seeking damages in excess of $5billion – one of the biggest claims ever filed in the UK.

He is responsible for supervising a team of junior lawyers and paralegals in both the UK and Brazil, managing various projects relating to jurisdictional issues and overall case strategy, as well as providing support and assistance to the Senior Leadership Team. He has also overseen the progression of a substantial number of high value and complex commercial claims covering various heads of loss brought on behalf of private businesses and public institutions against BHP Group.

Prior to joining the firm, Adam spent several years working for leading international, national and boutique firms in the UK, developing expertise across a broad range of commercial disputes (with a particular emphasis on company/commercial disputes, media/reputation management and intellectual property, as well as all forms of ADR) and has been recognised as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500.

He graduated from Newcastle University with an LLB (HONS) (2:1) and subsequently passed his Legal Practice Course (with distinction) at Nottingham Law School before commencing his legal career. Outside of work, as well as spending time with his young family, Adam is a keen sportsman who has played hockey to an elite standard and continues to enjoy playing a number of other sports. He is also an enthusiastic musician who regularly plays with his band at venues across the North West.

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