Eversheds Sutherland

Banking Litigation Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Particularly strong in connection with structured credit and investment management disputes. Calls upon extensive international resources across continental Europe and the USA to offer a strong platform in cross-border disputes. Also offers highly regarded expertise in a number of related areas affecting the banking and finance industries, including white-collar crime and contentious regulatory matters. Regularly assists financial institutions on substantial matters concerning alleged mis-selling, fraud and misrepresentation.

Strengths A client praises the firm for being "extremely commercial, focused and looking to achieve a practical outcome," noting the benefit of its "crisp, on-point advice and availability all the time with partner-led service."

Another source calls the firm "very strong," citing the value of its "good set of lawyers who can be used in a cost-effective manner."

Work highlights Acted for Julius Baer International in relation to a third party disclosure order and related freezing orders, arising out of USD300 million fraud proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Department head
David Flack
maintains a strong practice focused on a comprehensive range of contentious financial matters. He is experienced handling high-profile litigation pertaining to financial product mis-selling, as well as regularly advising on regulatory investigations and governance matters.
"He is very bright, detailed, proactive, and clients love him." "He is creative, solutions-focused and able to make himself available at short notice." "He is sensible, commercial and quite pragmatic."