Financial Disputes

We have a specialist team of financial Dispute Resolution experts at Teacher Stern with a wide range of experience in resolving high-value and complex banking and financial disputes. Our advice spans a broad range of domestic and international disputes including in relation to:

  • bank-customer/mis-selling claims;
  • commodities;
  • consumer credit disputes;
  • fraud and asset tracing claims;
  • private and retail banking disputes (including Loan & Security Enforcement and Restructuring);
  • real estate and asset finance disputes; and
  • worldwide freezing injunctions.

The resolution of these disputes often involves litigation, arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. As well as having significant experience in domestic court proceedings, we also have a wealth of experience in international arbitrations and many other forms of alternative dispute resolution including CEDR mediations and arbitrations under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and many more.

Our clients benefit from the experience and expertise of our lawyers who provide them with practical commercial advice. We take the time to understand our client’s commercial objectives and to tailor our advice accordingly. By helping clients to understand the legal issues and available options, we assist them in managing risk and making the best strategic and commercial decisions for their businesses.

We have a strong reputation in the market and are frequently called upon to represent financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, mortgage lenders, funds, finance industry professionals and high net worth investors.

Representative Financial Disputes Work

Examples of our team’s financial disputes work include:

  • Advised a well-known English commodities company in connection with a USD $15 million dispute with a supply company in Ghana.
  • Advised VIAC Eastern European Export Bank in connection with a performance guarantee claim made against it.
  • Advised in the successful recovery of £1.5m from the perpetrator of property fraud; which involved cross-border asset tracing and the obtaining of worldwide injunctions.
  • Advised a notable Russian commodity house in respect of a £20 million fraud predicated against it.
  • Advised a lender in connection with the enforcement and realisation of its fixed and floating charge over the book debts of a defaulting borrower.

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