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What the team is known for

Extremely well-resourced firm which is highly proficient in a range of wholesale banking litigation claims, investment banking disputes and public law regulatory matters. Offers additional skills in corporate trustee advisory work, including issues pertaining to use of powers and transactional amendments. Notable experience in cases centred on allegations of swap mis-selling and misrepresentation with reference to LIBOR.

Strengths

"Dentons gives very practical advice in a field that is extremely legally complex," reports a client.

Work highlights

Represented RBS in a £470 million LIBOR claim brought against it by London Bridge Holdings and others.

Notable practitioners

Felicity Ewing is accomplished at representing banks and other financial institutions in high-value litigation. Her expertise includes the defence of high-profile financial mis-selling claims and allegations of LIBOR manipulation.
"Felicity has all the skills you could possibly want in a litigator, which makes her such an absolute joy to work with." "She is a good team leader who is very client-focused and a good communicator."

Richard Caird is recognised for his distinguished career as a financial litigator. He is particularly seasoned in dealing with LIBOR-related claims and disputes arising from interest rate swaps.
"An extremely experienced litigator." "He is measured, experienced, savvy and wise."

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Overview

Our Financial Markets Disputes Group represents major financial institutions in a wide variety of complex and often high-profile disputes. There has been significant coverage of our cases, in legal and mainstream media, throughout 2016 and 2017.

As part of one of the largest Financial Markets Disputes teams in the UK, our specialists in London are led by a strong bench of senior lawyers who ensure clients receive technical, commercial and practical advice based on prior experience. Working fluidly with counterparts in Watford, our business model allows us to leverage a broad range of price points and staffing options to service major clients, whether for business critical matters or volume work.

Expertise includes:

  • Wholesale banking disputes:​
    - Derivatives
    - Letters of credit
    - Fraud, corruption and compliance
    - Professional negligence
  • Investment banking disputes:
    - Structured products
    - Credit default swaps
    - Equity and commodity derivatives
    - Financial services regulation
  • Regulatory:
    - Judicial reviews
    - Interpretation of regulatory rules and powers
  • Corporate trustee advisory:
    - Obligations in contentious matters
    - Amendments to transaction documents and "material prejudice" disputes
    - Use of powers.

We understand that safeguarding the brand and reputation of our clients, combined with securing optimal results, is tantamount to building solid and long-standing partnerships. Feedback regularly cites appreciation of the team's "pragmatic hands-on approach" and significant expertise.

Members

Allen, Daren (Head of Department)

Armstrong, Celyn

Caird, Richard

Ewing, Felicity

Ewing, Felicity

Leyland, Tom

Industries

Banks: Investment

Banks: Retail

Financial Services

Insurance

Investment Funds

Banking Litigation

Dentons

firm
Location

One Fleet Place

London

Greater London

UK

EC4M 7WS

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

London (Firms)

Banking Litigation


Felicity Ewing
Band 5
Richard Caird
Senior Statespeople