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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 ,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 include the  market 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. Our dedicated Banking, Finance and Securities Disputes team work closely with our transactional specialists to enable us to 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 

“The team remains committed to producing high-quality work under pressure. They seek to provide innovative and practical solutions based on an in-depth knowledge of a highly technical area of law that continues to see much regulatory-driven change. They are sharp and easy to deal with." Chambers Global 2017 

“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 in Tier 1: “'Always very strong for banking litigation’, Allen & Overy’s well-respected banking and finance litigation team advises on major regulatory investigations and high-profile disputes” Legal 500 2017, Banking Litigation UK

“Strong multijurisdictional capabilities complement its extensive regulatory practice, which includes a significant focus on financial services disputes.” Chambers New York 2018, Litigation: General: Highly Regarded


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