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Partner in commercial litigation department ‚Äď mainstream commercial litigation practice with a particular emphasis on banking and financial services work, including regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings.


Partner, Herbert Smith 1996-2009; partner, Linklaters December 2009; solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales; solicitor advocate, all courts.


Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1985 MA Law 1st); St Edmund Hall, Oxford (1987 BCL 1st).

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

‚ÄėTop-tier‚Äô Linklaters LLP¬†advises on complex, multi-jurisdictional cases involving the fields of derivatives, insolvency, regulatory finance, capital markets, and energy and infrastructure. The firm continues to act for Grant Thornton as liquidators of companies within the Saad group and represented Bayerische Landesbank in commercial court proceedings arising from the bank‚Äôs sale of its stake in Formula One to CVC in 2006. Other clients include KBC Lease and Caff√® Nero. The team is headed by Michael Bennett¬†and Satindra Dogra¬†and has ‚Äėan impressive hands-on approach‚Äô. Christa Band¬†is also recommended. Katie Bradford¬†moved into a consultancy role. Kathryn Ludlow and Greg Reid retired from the firm.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Leading individuals

Christa Band - Linklaters LLP

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

The 'excellent and commercially astute' Linklaters LLP is widely known for handling high-profile and significant matters with financial and reputational impacts for its clients; and the firm fields lawyers with banking litigation expertise relating to insolvencies, derivatives and structured financial products, and misrepresentation along with fraud issues, mis-selling claims and contractual disputes, lender enforcement actions, and consumer credit issues. Cross-border highlights include successfully defending the Bank of New York Mellon (BNYM) in expedited London High Court proceedings brought by the Republic of Kazakhstan (ROK) and the National Bank of Kazakhstan; RoK sought a declaration that BNYM should not have frozen over $22bn of its assets held by BNYM under the terms of an English law-governed global custody agreement. Christa Band is banking litigation practice head, Satindar Dogra is London dispute resolution head and the global dispute resolution head is Michael Bennett. Patrick Robinson  has a broad banking and financial markets disputes practice, particularly regarding derivatives and structured products disputes; Andrew Hughes has extensive experience of banking disputes and fraud and regulatory investigations; and Alison Wilson has a particular focus on contentious regulatory work. Other highly rated individuals are Nick Porter , Euan Clarke, Harriet Ellis and Kathryn Ludlow , together with Susan Roscoe , Nick Porter, Rory Conway, Ros Gallagher, and Susana Cao Miranda. Jonathan Swil is a notable managing associate. James Gardner retired from the firm.

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Within: Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Linklaters LLP advises corporations and financial institutions on regulatory compliance and investigations and prosecutions by the FCA, PRA, TPR, DOJ and SEC. The firm is advising Amec Foster Wheeler in relation to bribery and corruption investigations by the SFO, SEC and DOJ. Another highlight included acting for Sir Philip Green and Taveta Investments in relation to the Work and Pensions and Business, Innovation and Skills Committee inquiry into BHS which resulted in a £363m settlement. Other clients include Citi, UBS, Lloyds, Morgan Stanley, RBS and Aviva. Michael Bennett and Satindar Dogra head the team, supported by Martyn Hopper, Christa Band, Ben Packer and Andrew Hughes. Elly Proudlock joined as counsel from WilmerHale, Susana Cao Miranda joined as partner from Goldman Sachs.

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