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Financial services disputes

We are unusual in acting more often for individuals than institutions, offering swift and strategic advice on a range of financial services disputes. Our highly knowledgeable team has regulatory and market experience and is known for getting results.

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.

In particularly complex financial services disputes, we are able to call on lawyers from other areas of the firm. The litigation group worked closely with our employment team to represent a principal defendant in a high profile £15 million dispute between Marathon Asset Management and two ex-employees over the loss of confidential documents. Despite our client admitting liability for copying the documents, the High Court decided to reject Marathon’s argument and awarded nominal damages of £1 per defendant, as well as ordering Marathon to pay the bulk of the defendants’ costs. This fantastic result for our client was widely reported, and the case was listed as one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 disputes of the year.

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Matilde Rota

Matilde Rota

Partner | Milan

Matilde Rota

Partner | Milan

Litigation and arbitration

Roberto Moruzzi

Roberto Moruzzi

Partner | London

Roberto Moruzzi

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross

Partner | London

Stephen Ross

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

Tatiana Menshenina

Tatiana Menshenina

Partner | London

Tatiana Menshenina

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

Andrew Wass

Andrew Wass

Partner | London

Andrew Wass

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

Peter Wood

Peter Wood

Partner | London

Peter Wood

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

Elaine Aarons

Elaine Aarons

Partner | London

Elaine Aarons

Partner | London

Employment

Eleni Polycarpou

Eleni Polycarpou

Partner | London

Eleni Polycarpou

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

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