Why choose our derivatives and structured finance disputes lawyers?
We frequently deal with and resolve disputes involving
close-out valuations for early termination of ISDA agreements, advising on
differing interpretations of payment flows in waterfalls and fraudulent and
negligent misrepresentation claims against issuers/arrangers by investors.
Our experts also advise on the consequences of alleged
unenforceability of Islamic Finance bonds, the impact of insolvency or financial
distress on counterparties and concurrent proceedings in different
We deliver advice and devise strategies according to our
clients' objectives and we provide transparent cost-benefit analysis of any
legal action before it is taken. Our technical expertise and understanding of
markets and products ranks alongside the best in Europe.
We act for a range of clients including investment banks,
trustees in securitisations, ISDA counterparties, corporate service providers
in structured finance transactions and liquidators of financial services
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 tens of millions of dollars to over a billion
dollars. Cases include In the Matter of
Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in Administration)  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  EWHC 2928 (Comm) - a case that attracted significant 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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