We are experienced in handling large and complex claims, both domestic and international, and are regularly instructed by some of the world’s largest financial institutions in relation to their most substantial and sensitive disputes. Our experience means that we are accustomed to managing large, multi-disciplinary teams across international borders, spanning the life cycle of a dispute from investigation stage, through contentious regulatory proceedings to litigation or arbitration.

Our experience is deep and diverse and includes representing banks and financial institutions in a full range of financial disputes, before courts and tribunals around the globe. We are equally comfortable litigating before the High Courts of England, the State and Federal Courts of the United States, the High Courts of Frankfurt, Hong Kong or Singapore, the Moscow Arbitrazh Court, and in the DIFC Courts. We arbitrate before all the major arbitral institutions and were a founding sponsor of the PRIME Finance arbitration and mediation tribunal, established in the Hague specifically to resolve disputes relating to complex financial transactions.

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis and the more recent accusations regarding LIBOR and foreign currency exchanges, banks and other financial institutions need now, more than ever, to reduce and manage legal, regulatory, financial and reputational risks. Key to the risk management exercise is the investigation, identification and monitoring of contentious and regulatory issues across each international center of operation, and then partnering with litigation and regulatory counsel attuned to your needs in relevant jurisdictions. We have disputes experts across all of the jurisdictions in which we operate, while DLA Piper Africa gives us access to trusted colleagues in over 20 countries across Africa.