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Banking & Finance Litigation

Our banking & finance litigation team acts for or against major global institutions

Our established banking & finance litigation group gained its leading reputation long before the global financial crisis of 2008 and has consistently maintained its position since. We offer clients a 'standout' level of care which encompasses the need for discretion as well as getting results.

Our team is distinct due to rarely being conflicted from acting for or against global financial institutions.  We represent major banks and financial institutions, corporates and individuals in complex banking litigations, including significant cross-border cases, no matter where our clients are based. Our lawyers have particular experience in derivatives cases, including those involving ISDA documentation.  We are also involved in an increasing number of cases concerning LIBOR and other interest rate swap issues.

Our Banking & Finance Litigation Work

  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • UK & Europe
  • Litigation regarding a complex debt for equity swap

    Advising an Ecuadorian banking group in litigation arising out of a complex debt for equity swap. The parent company assumed responsibility for litigation in the US, the Bahamas and England and Wales regarding the purported asset stripping of its Bahamian domiciled ultimate subsidiary.

    Bahamas

    Advising on the collapse of the USD 55 billion Sigma Structured Investment Vehicle

    Advising and defending the bank in relation to the collapse of the Structured Investment Vehicle (SIV) Sigma, which in mid-2007 had some USD 55 billion in issued debt outstanding. The matter resulted in a six-week trial in the Commercial Court in London.

    United States
  • Acting in a LIBOR rigging claim

    Conducting an analysis of the ISDA Master Agreement, breach of Indian foreign exchange control regulations, considering the suitability of financial products for hedging a particular commercial exposure, and applying to amend pleadings in relation to the bank’s alleged involvement in LIBOR...

    India
  • Banking sector claims validation, negligence and breach of contract

    The Commercial Court proceedings involved claims in respect of a USD 2.5 billion structured finance transaction that was concluded in 2007. We settled this dispute for our client, a German bank, shortly before trial.

    Germany

    Commercial Court proceedings regarding derivatives trading losses of USD 2 billion

    Advising in relation to potential claims and potential liabilities of an entity guaranteed by European states in respect of potential litigation relating to derivatives transactions entered into with a number of counterparty banks further to ISDA agreements governed by English law.

    United Kingdom

Our Banking & Finance Litigation team

David Amentas
David Amentas

Partner

Jane Andrewartha
Jane Andrewartha

Partner

Lee Astfalck
Lee Astfalck

Partner

Mark Attard
Mark Attard

Partner

Vicente Bañuelos Rizo
Vicente Bañuelos Rizo

Partner

Mark Beswetherick
Mark Beswetherick

Partner

Dean Carrigan
Dean Carrigan

Partner

Conte Cicala
Conte Cicala

Partner

Keith Conway
Keith Conway

Partner

James Cooper
James Cooper

Partner

Lauren Fine
Lauren Fine

Partner

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