Banking Litigation Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Noted strength in connection with a range of financial litigation, particularly with regard to derivatives issues, insolvency disputes and regulatory matters. Engaged by an international client base, with expertise in acting for clients based in the USA, Northern Europe and offshore jurisdictions. Notable expertise in litigation originating in the Middle East, including matters concerning Islamic finance arrangements. Further experience in disputes relating to peer-to-peer lending platforms.

Strengths A client reports: "Fieldfisher is outstanding for its work organisation, transparency, reliability of advice and trial preparation."

"The firm is very good," says another impressed client, adding: "The way they run things is very effective and client-focused."

Another source describes Fieldfisher as "a highly competent and effective firm."

Work highlights Continued to represent Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky in proceedings related to a USD1.9 billion claim brought against it by PrivatBank, an institution previously co-owned by Mr Kolomoisky and others.

Notable practitioners

Duncan Black
offers his clients advice on a wide range of contentious matters related to banking and finance. He regularly handles claims concerning financial mis-selling, derivatives and shareholder disputes.
"A great lawyer with outstanding technical and strategic skills." "Duncan kept a cool head throughout the litigation. He kept the clients informed and considered strategies to manage their concerns at the tactics adopted by the opposition."