Why choose our Banking Litigation lawyers?
Many of our cases are multi-national, frequently involving offshore jurisdictions, but we are equally at home advising on domestic financial disputes. We support clients ranging from global financial institutions to private individuals, helping them recover assets, enforce their rights and defend claims.
Our team's broad experience includes documentary credits, standby credits, demand guarantees, performance bonds and other banking documents. This is in addition to security enforcement issues, which includes cross-border enforcement and international arbitration enforcement. We provide clients with commercial advice on issues arising out of customer relationships, such as mis-selling claims, misrepresentation claims and conflict of interest negligence claims.
Unlike other Banking Litigation practices, we have market-leading expertise in a number of specialist areas such as derivatives, commodities, film finance, rights of set off and bankers' liens, insolvency and fraud issues as well as business relationships in the CIS and Middle East.
Notable deals and highlights:
- We represented the trustee of an Islamic finance transaction in a dispute which was widely reported in the press, concerning the continued legal validity of a Sharia finance transaction. Parallel proceedings in London and the Gulf gave rise to jurisdictional questions about the appropriate forum, procedure and applicable law.
- We represented a Cayman Islands fund, which lent money to Cambria Africa plc, an AIM-listed company with investments in Zimbabwe. We advised on the preservation and enforcement of its contractual repayment rights, including the commencement of proceedings to obtain disclosure of the location of key assets of Cambria.
- We have acted for Lehman Brothers Finance SA in a number of leading cases concerning the interpretation of the ISDA Master Agreement.