Slaughter and May

Banking Litigation Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Draws from a strong bench of distinguished sector experts to handle a full range of disputes in the banking industry, alongside considerable strengths in global regulatory investigations. Regularly instructed by major institutions in the retail, corporate and investment banking sectors. Noted capability in the related areas of corporate crime and insolvency. Displays notable prowess in handling complex matters relating to structured financial products and derivatives.

Strengths One source says: "The firm offers a Rolls-Royce service in litigation and has very clever people who know what they are doing."

Work highlights Defended Deutsche Bank against a claim brought against it, along with other financial institutions, by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation with regard to alleged LIBOR manipulation.

Notable practitioners


Deborah Finkler
assists clients with a broad range of contentious financial matters, including both banking-related litigation and regulatory investigations. She routinely advises global banks and financial institutions on major disputes involving LIBOR manipulation and financial mis-selling.
"She is an excellent lawyer." "Deborah is outstanding and good at running large litigation."


Ewan Brown
has longstanding experience acting on behalf of banks and other financial institutions in major multiparty litigation. He is also adept at handling investigations and other regulatory issues.
"He is really fantastic and offers regulatory expertise alongside his litigation experience." "He is good, efficient and businesslike."