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Commercial Litigation, Antitrust/Competition, Financial Institutions, Financial Institutions Advisory




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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Leading individuals

John Reynolds - White & Case LLP

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

White & Case LLP’s finance litigation team handles a broad range of contentious areas, including court proceedings (in the UK and elsewhere), regulatory investigations, internal investigations, pre-action dispute advice, and questions on contentious or potentially contentious matters. The practice acted for Deutsche Bank in its response to investigations by multiple regulators, which arose from suspicious trading on its Moscow equities desk; the issues in the case included anti-money laundering controls, Know Your Client checks, sanctions, banking secrecy and data privacy. John Reynolds is London head of commercial litigation and co-head of the global financial institutions practice; and Charles Balmain is the EMEA regional section head for commercial litigation and white collar. Other names to note are London white-collar crime team head Jonathan Pickworth, Amanda Cowell, Rory Hishon and Joanna Dimmock. Key growth included hiring Hannah Field-Lowes, formerly co-head of disputes at Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP’s London office, and promoting Paddy Patrick to counsel.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading individuals

John Reynolds - White & Case LLP

Within: Commercial litigation

White & Case LLP 'understands what issues to dispute, with an eye on strategic outcomes that benefit clients' cases'. The practice, which recently hired Hannah Field-Lowes, previously co-head of disputes at Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP, has a long history of representing clients on their highest-value, cross-border disputes. It defended the Oi Group, one of Brazil’s leading telecoms operators, against multiple bondholder claims, co-ordinated by a New York-based vulture fund; this has involved litigation in the Netherlands, Brazil, the US, UK, and the Cayman Islands. John Reynolds is London commercial litigation head; Charles Balmain is EMEA commercial litigation and white-collar section head; Mark Clarke is 'a class act'; and Rory Hishon 'goes above and beyond in both his work ethic and commitment'. Amanda Cowell was made partner and Paddy Patrick was promoted to counsel.

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