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Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Banking Litigation

2 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Litigation boutique with a solid reputation in the market for its capacity to handle large-scale, complex disputes against banks and major corporates. Particular experience in handling major LIBOR manipulation and interest rate swap mis-selling litigation. Client base includes a broad spectrum of hedge funds, property developers and high net worth individuals. Noted fraud expertise, with the ability to assist clients in procuring freezing injunctions in pursuit of fraudsters in multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Strengths

One source describes the firm as "a name that institutional defendants fear."

"They have a long-term commitment to this space and high-profile work," says a source.

A client praises the firm's lawyers as "bright, easy to get along with and good at getting things done."

Work highlights

Advised Grove Park Properties on a multimillion-pound claim against RBS concerning its conduct during an earlier set of proceedings in which the bank falsely accused Grove Park's director of fraud and forging a loan agreement.

Notable practitioners

Philip Young is accomplished at representing major financial institutions in high-value banking disputes. He is particularly experienced in matters pertaining to LIBOR manipulation and civil fraud.
"Philip is excellent - a very creative and intelligent lawyer."

Sinead O'Callaghan draws praise for her expertise at handling a diverse range of banking litigation. She regularly acts for clients in high-value claims of fraud and financial product mis-selling.
"Extremely helpful, responsive and conscientious." "Very personable and a good lawyer."

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Overview


What the team is known for Litigation boutique with a solid reputation in the market for its capacity to handle large-scale, complex disputes against banks and major corporates. Particular recent experience in handling major LIBOR manipulation and interest rate swap mis-selling litigation. Client base includes a broad spectrum of hedge funds, property developers and high net worth individuals. Noted fraud expertise, with the ability to assist clients in procuring freezing injunctions in pursuit of fraudsters in multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Strengths Clients say: "They have superb business acumen and excellent industry knowledge – both in respect of the law and of financial regulations. Their industry knowledge is one of their most impressive aspects."

Sources note: "The firm is solutions-focused in its attitude to litigation. They do not shy away from pushing the case forward, but always with an objective in mind."

Work highlight Represented West Ten Properties in a claim brought against Lloyds Bank with regard to an interest rate hedging product, while simultaneously defending an action brought by Lloyds against West Ten in respect of their lending with the bank.







Banking Litigation Department

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

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21 Lombard Street

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EC3V 9AH

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Banking Litigation


Philip Young
Band 3
Sinead O'Callaghan
Band 4