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Derivatives and Structured Finance Disputes

Complex financial products and structures continue to be examined closely following recent global economic difficulties. At Fieldfisher, we have the business and technical know-how to deal with disputes covering all types of derivatives, underlyings, master agreements, and structured and securitised transactions.

Notable deals and highlights

  • We acted for the Swiss liquidators of Lehman Brothers Finance S.A. in numerous derivatives related disputes ranging in value from a few tens of millions of dollars to over a billion dollars. Cases include In the Matter of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in Administration) [2013] EWCA Civ 188, which is the leading authority on the valuation principles to be employed in 2002 ISDA Master Agreement wording.
  • We acted for the trustee Dana Gas Sukuk Ltd in Dana Gas PJSC v. Dana Gas Sukuk Ltd [2017] EWHC 2928 (Comm). This case attracted a great deal of media comment regarding its implications for the future of Islamic Finance deals. We were awarded Islamic Finance News' "Restructuring: Deal of the year 2018" in recognition of our role.
  • We advised a major German bank in proceedings relating to service of credit event notices under credit default swaps linked to structured notes.

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