HSBC – allegations of fraud, Switzerland

HSBC instructs Freshfields to defend million-pound Libor claim

9-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

HSBC has instructed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to defend a Libor manipulation claim brought by two former customers.

Dentons world

Exclusive: MAB banking and finance practice to defect to Dentons

8-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Matthew Arnold & Baldwin’s banking and finance group is leaving the firm for Dentons, The Lawyer understands.

High Court

Clydes litigator exits for Signature citing 'RBS litigation conflicts'

6-Oct-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clyde & Co litigator Julian Connerty has exited for Signature Litigation over conflict issues related to RBS’s £4bn shareholder battle.


High Court rejects RBS bid to wipe Clifford Chance probe from £30m Libor defence

28-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Clifford Chance is at the centre of a tussle over a report it conducted into RBS’s controversial global restructuring group (GRG) after the bank failed to have it struck from its defence in a £30m claim.

stock exchange

A&O, Freshfields and Weil lead on Worldpay's IPO

18-Sep-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Allen & Overy (A&O), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all advised on global payments provider Worldpay’s intention to float on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). 

Lloyds Banks index

Lloyds Bank fills litigation head role with senior JP Morgan hire

10-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Lloyds Bank has hired JP Morgan Europe, Middle East and Africa litigation head and ex-Ashurst partner Wilson Thorburn as its new acting head of litigation.


DLA names new global head of banking as Sheffield chief steps down

9-Sep-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

DLA Piper has announced Philip Butler has been appointed as its new global co-chair of banking and finance.


Standard Life hires RBS deputy general counsel as legal chief

9-Sep-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Standard Life has hired Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) deputy general counsel Rushad Abadan as its new legal chief, replacing interim head David Burns.

Bank of Tokyo

Japanese firm pioneers alliance with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

9-Sep-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Osaka-based Japanese firm Shusaku Yamamoto has formed a first of its kind business alliance with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to support Japan’s innovative technology start-ups.

Read all Banking and Finance News

Banking and Finance Briefings

Switzerland: derivatives trading under the Financial Market Infrastructures act download subscription

Bär & Karrer 9-Oct-2015

The impact on cross-border transactions.

Break cost clauses: breaking up is hard to do download subscription

Gateley Plc 8-Oct-2015

Lenders, note that when seeking to enforce break cost clauses the nature of the swap, the wording and the notice arrangements will all be assessed. 

Big banks’ CDS settlement in the US – a foretaste of things to come in Europe? download subscription

Collyer Bristow 8-Oct-2015

A class action against 12 major banks for antitrust activity in the credit default swaps market presents an opportunity to review where things have got to in the European Commission’s investigation of anticompetitive conduct.

More from Banking and Finance Briefings

Banking and Finance Analysis

Rebecca Mauleverer

Star briefings writers - Banking


This week our top briefings writers are taken from the banking sector, and their posts include trends for mid-market corporate finance, how economists can help with litigation awards, what to do if a dividend is unlawful, and advice for borrowers when their loan is sold.

More from Banking and Finance Analysis

Banking and Finance Opinion

Christian Leathley

​Legal implications arising from a Grexit


While the chances of Greece leaving the eurozone have diminished a Grexit still remains possible.

Cat Griffiths index

Does RBS deserve the cold shoulder?

13-Jul-2015 | By Catrin Griffiths

Which firms will have the balls to walk away from the RBS review?

More from Banking and Finance Opinion