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Banking, Finance and Securities Disputes

Allen & Overy is recognised by the market as a top tier practice for finance litigation and regulatory disputes. Our experienced and specialist lawyers work as an integrated team across the world and excel at cross-border and multi-jurisdictional disputes

We provide first rate business and product and transaction knowledge which is aligned with our pre-eminent global Finance practice.

As advisers to the world’s leading international financial institutions, we support clients in their litigation and dispute resolution needs, from major investigations and high-profile disputes, to reputational risk management issues. Our clients are the world's leading investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds, private banks and retail banks.

Our global network and experience – along with our extensive knowledge that comes from having unrivalled banking, capital markets and derivatives practices in the world’s main financial hubs – sets us apart from others in the industry. Because our dedicated Banking, Finance and Securities Disputes team works closely with our transactional specialists, we are able to quickly spot business trends that might lead to risk for our clients. We can then organise rapid and robust strategies to enforce rights, recover money or assets, or defend financial and reputational claims.

Many of our cases involve working with colleagues across different jurisdictions. For example in 2014 around 59% of our finance litigation cases involved lawyers from two or more of our offices – demonstrating the cross-border collaboration between our litigators around the world. As a result, we are able to manage disputes and coordinate proceedings brought in more than one jurisdiction and across varied legal cultures.

Recognition for our work 

“Highly respected team of experienced financial litigators operating at the top end of the market. Instructed by clients on a global scale on high-profile cases across the retail, commercial and investment banking sectors. A top-flight banking litigation team in general banking but also derivatives and investment banking. It's phenomenally high-quality - everything is Rolls-Royce in terms of product and service."  Chambers UK 2016 

Ranked 1st tier in the Banking Litigation category. "Market-leading practice with the necessary sector knowledge and integrated team to act in complex and reputationally significant litigation. Global footprint supports adept handling of multi-jurisdictional matters.” Chambers 2015

Ranked 1st tier in Banking Litigation: “Allen & Overy LLP’s team is ‘pragmatic, with fantastic business knowledge and industry experience.” Legal 500 2015 

Calum Burnett

United Kingdom CalumBurnett

Denis Chemla

France DenisChemla

Fai Hung Cheung

China and Hong Kong Fai HungCheung

Michael Feldberg

United States MichaelFeldberg

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