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Banking Litigation Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Market-leading team of highly accomplished individuals handling some of the most significant cases in the financial industry. Especially noted for its appearances in major banking litigation stemming from insolvencies, as well as disputes concerning derivatives and structured financial products. Leverages its impressive global platform to advise on international and multi-jurisdictional disputes. Offers clients the benefit of top-level expertise in both contentious and non-contentious financial regulatory matters.

Strengths"They are unbelievably impressive," says a client.

"A very good firm with a strong set of solicitors," another interviewee says.

Work highlights Acted for Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in an USD8.5 million dispute with Exotix Partners regarding the correct interpretation of a contested debt trade, which involved the sale by Lehman Brothers to Exotix of Peruvian Government Global Depository Notes.

Notable practitioners


Christa Band
is a well-known figure in the banking sector, who offers clients the benefit of her deep legal experience. She continues to advise on a wide variety of financial disputes and contentious regulatory matters.
"Christa is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. She's fiendishly clever, fearless and has an unbelievable handle on the law."


Patrick Robinson
maintains a noted banking litigation practice that draws on diverse industry experience. He routinely acts for investment banks in high-stakes disputes, particularly with regard to structured financial products and derivatives, and also handles private equity and funds litigation.
"An expert in litigation in the UK and a very strong writer. He is extraordinarily gifted and intelligent."


Susana Cao Miranda
is well known for her strong background in the financial sector, having previously worked in a senior position at a multinational investment bank. She is an excellent choice of counsel for cross-border banking disputes involving structured products and derivatives.
"She is super bright and a formidable opponent." "Susana is very smart and knows the banking industry very well."