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Latham & Watkins LLP

Banking Litigation

3 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Strong international capability in relation to complex, high-value banking disputes, including those featuring parallel proceedings in other jurisdictions. Calls upon wider skills in the firm's international arbitration, financial regulation and fraud practices to offer a well-rounded service. Impressive bench of litigators with the ability to take on highly sophisticated disputes on behalf of major banks and financial institutions.

Strengths

Sources praise the firm as a "good outfit with global reach."

"The firm does a lot of novel, creative work," reports another commentator.

Work highlights

Defended Barclays Bank in a group action brought by hundreds of institutional investors against a number of banks, relating to alleged anti-competitive conduct on FX markets.

Notable practitioners

Andrea Monks has an excellent reputation for her banking litigation practice, representing financial institutions in a broad range of high-profile disputes. She has considerable experience in matters concerning market abuse, insolvency and trade credit, among other kinds of financial litigation.
"Andrea is a decisive litigator who is very strategic." "She is excellent with clients." "One of the best banking litigators out there."

Jon Holland has an impressive background in contentious banking matters and routinely acts for major banks, insurance companies and wealth managers in significant cross-border litigation. He can also offer the benefit of his complementary expertise in contentious regulatory matters.
"Very experienced, accomplished and an excellent litigator." "Hedisplays gravitas and is a sensible practitioner who is a pleasure to work with."

Martin Davies is a deeply experienced litigator who frequently tackles multi-jurisdictional disputes on behalf of clients in the banking sector. He has notable experience acting in litigation, including large group actions, concerning commercial banking activities and alleged financial misconduct.
"He's excellent - incredibly commercial and very strategically creative.""He is no-nonsense and totally calm."

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London (Firms)

Banking Litigation


Andrea Monks
Band 1
Jon Holland
Band 2
Martin Davies
Band 5