Investment banking and structured finance litigation
We have acted on a number of the most significant cases in the investment banking arena since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. These matters are typically high value, both in terms of quantum, and reputational and precedential risk.
Corporate and retail banking
We have extensive experience handling the full range of corporate and retail banking disputes, and we are able to combine our experience and expertise in all major financial centres with regional strength to coordinate multi-party and class action litigation, including representation of underwriters in US shareholder class actions.
Regulatory enforcement and disputes
We offer legal knowledge and practical advice on a wide range of issues relating to all the global financial services regulatory bodies, including the US Department of Justice, Federal Reserve Bank, the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the US Securities and Exchange Commission , the Financial Conduct Authority , the Prudential Regulation Authority , various European and European Union regulatory and supervisory bodies, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, Australian Securities and Investments Commission and many others. The team regularly undertakes internal investigations for both wholesale and retail firms and assists clients with self-notification issues, responses to supervisory enquiries and investigations by the enforcement divisions of regulatory bodies, and we appear before the various regulatory tribunals, committees and panels when action is taken.
Fraud and asset tracing
We are experienced in the investigation and prosecution of fraud (civil and criminal) and in tracing misappropriated assets across national borders. We are also experienced in assisting financial institutions to respond to freezing and disclosure orders served on them and in defending them against direct allegations of fraud.