Financial services disputes
With a highly knowledgeable team, including a former FSA regulator and a former senior market participant, we are recognized for handling complex financial services disputes.We frequently deal with regulatory issues involving the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK. This breadth of knowledge and experience allows us to advise clients swiftly and effectively.
We rarely take on work for major banks and financial institutions to ensure that we are able to go up against them on behalf of individuals. Examples include representing Gulshan Bhatia, the owner of The Waldorf Hotel, in her claim against Barclays Bank for mis-selling, misrepresentation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties and of FCA rules.
Litigation with five Italian banks
We are representing five Italian banks in a jurisdictional challenge to the English courts based on the place where payment had to be made under a confirmed letter of credit.
Defending the holders of USD$200 million in bonds
We successfully represented the holders of US bonds to the value of USD$200 million in lawsuits against a rating agency and an indenture trustee of a private placement
Madof related litigation
Represented a Liechtenstein bank in Madoff-related litigation (In re: Fairfield Sentry Ltd) seeking to claw-back funds invested by bank clients in the largest Madoff feeder fund.
Multi-national investment dispute in Ethiopia
Our US team represented an investment fund and its principals in a multi-national dispute concerning investments in Ethiopia, we successfully dismissed all of the claims against our clients.
US$150 million Russian dispute
Advised a Russian corporation in a dispute to a value of over US$150 million in relation to cancelled Credit Linked Notes
£5 million LIBOR claim against major bank
The LIBOR scandal resulted in losses for many businesses, and we have brought a £5 million plus claim against a major UK bank on behalf of the former directors and owners of a group of companies. The companies suffered losses from interest rate hedging products which were missold to them.
Bringing misselling and breach of contract claims against bank
In a case involving claims of misrepresentation, breach of contract, breach of duty in tort, and misselling of an interest rate swap, we are representing a family-owned property investment company seeking substantial damages from a major UK bank.
International bank mandate fraud
When our client suffered a bank mandate fraud, it severely affected his art dealership business. We put a team in London and Hong Kong into action to freeze the stolen funds, held in a Hong Kong bank, and were able to retrieve them for our client.
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