Banking & Financial Services Litigation


We are one of the few genuinely conflict-free firms who are willing and able to litigate against the banks and financial institutions that full service City and US firms count as key clients.

We act for clients in relation to complex disputes involving banks and financial institutions, including those under the ISDA Master Agreement, whether as claimant or defendant. Our clients include hedge funds, corporates and high net worth individuals.

We also advise clients on a wide range of disputes relating to structured investments and derivative products, including those with a multi-jurisdictional element.

We have particular expertise advising in relation to allegations of mis-selling, misconduct, misrepresentation, deceit, fraud, breach of duty, contractual interpretation and breach of transactional documentation, as well as contentious restructurings.

We are also experienced in advising in relation to a range of contentious regulatory investigations, including those undertaken by the relevant authorities in the UK, US and elsewhere.


Notable case references

  • Acting for a group of well-known high street names in relation to competition claims against MasterCard and Visa in relation to historic multi-lateral interchange fees imposed by the card companies.

  • Successfully represented, at first instance and on appeal, a prominent Swiss based aircraft leasing company in relation to a multimillion dollar claim against a Bahraini bank.

  • Acted for an independent equities and derivatives trader based in Dubai in his successful defence of substantial US proceedings commenced by the Securities Exchange Commission concerning allegations of insider trading.

  • Advising various private investment companies in several multimillion pound disputes with well-known banks and financial institutions concerning the alleged mis-selling of interest rate hedging products and fraudulent manipulation of Libor.

  • Advised a pan-European investment group as litigation counsel on planned strategic acquisitions associated corporate restructurings and claims.

  • Acted for a leading provider of bridging finance in connection with a multimillion pound borrower default and loan facility refinancing.