Banking and financial services disputes

Your relentless approach, tenacity and determination to resolve our difficult situation resulted in an excellent result for us.

Minoo Dastur, CEO, Nihilent Technologies Limited
Commercial Dispute Resolution

While London remains one of the leading financial centres of the global economy, its banks and other financial institutions have had to learn to deal with unprecedented challenges and a new raft of regulatory scrutiny.

We have an excellent track record of acting for clients in the financial services sector and we pride ourselves on being able to offer our clients robust and cost effective solutions. Our sector knowledge covers acting for UK and international retail and investment banks, hedge funds and structured finance providers.

Our clients are encouraged to come to us at the earliest possible stage so that the problems identified can be addressed before they get out of hand. We provide pragmatic and proactive advice to our clients always bearing in mind the timing, reputational and confidentiality issues which they often face. Where clients do become involved in court or regulatory proceedings, we represent their interests in a robust and effective manner to a successful conclusion.

We offer expert advice on:

  • structured finance, derivative and mis-selling claims
  • secured and unsecured corporate recovery
  • loan markets and syndicated lending
  • asset finance and leasing disputes
  • fraud, asset tracing and recovery
  • Financial Ombudsman claims
  • representation in relation to client money and unsecured claims involving Special Administration and Insolvency
  • anti-money laundering and compliance
  • anti-bribery and corruption advice
  • claims involving the Finance Services Compensation Scheme

Recent work highlights

Collapse of group companies

Representing a director of an FSA-regulated entity in relation to allegations of fraud following the collapse of group companies.


Negotiation of settlements

Negotiating settlements of various trade facilities secured with personal guarantees and debentures, together with matters involving Financial Ombudsman Service, OFT and breaches of FSA Regulations and the Banking Code.


Defunct bank dispute

Representing a Japanese bank involved in a dispute relating to a defunct bank in the Czech Republic.

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Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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