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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Banking Litigation

3 ranked lawyersBand 1London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Leading conflict-free group housing a highly talented bench of practitioners with deep experience in claims against banks and financial institutions. Its comprehensive skill set includes significant strengths in lender-liability actions, loan fraud matters and suits by loan participants, alongside noted expertise in relation to structured finance disputes. Strong links between its US offices and the team in London, with further capability with regard to arbitral proceedings. Represents clients across a broad spectrum, from institutional shareholder groups to hedge funds to foreign governments.

Strengths

"Quinn Emanuel is extremely responsive and committed to our requirements," attests a client, who adds: "They provide us with market-leading foresight into the challenges we will face in any litigation and offer solutions to those challenges."

"A powerhouse - one of the top firms in the area," says another source.

Another client notes: "They combine really sound, thoughtful analysis with the ability to wield that analysis aggressively for their clients' benefit."

Work highlights

Acted for Ukraine in proceedings before the English Court relating to the repayment of USD3 billion in Eurobonds issued by Ukraine to Russia in 2013.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Bunting demonstrates impressivecapabilities as a claimant litigator. He is well versed in cross-border banking litigation concerning fraud and financial mis-selling, often acting on behalf of funds, investment managers and bond trustees.
"He has a brilliant, sensible and common-sense approach." "I found him to be very pragmatic and a very good litigator." "He is very good on the claimant side."

Clients appreciate Richard East for his capabilities as a litigator and great experience in the financial sector. He is an excellent choice of representation for complex banking disputes involving claims of fraud and financial mis-selling.
"Richard is an exceptional litigator." "An aggressive litigator who is also strategic and thoughtful at the same time."

Robert Hickmott is highly proficient at handling a wide variety of cross-border disputes in the banking sector. Clients often seek him out for assistance with complex claims relating to fraud and distressed debt.
"He is impressive and very experienced."

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London (Firms)

Banking Litigation


Matthew Bunting
Band 3
Richard East
Band 2
Robert Hickmott
Band 4