Our highly reputed banking and finance litigation team have in-depth knowledge of the global financial services sector and its regulators. We advise investment, domestic and international banks and other financial institutions on a broad range of disputes and risk management strategies.
By providing decisive, timely and clear advice on regulatory, legal and reputational issues we guide clients through complex areas of law to reach commercial and pragmatic solutions. We strive to achieve these results whilst causing as little impact as possible on the day to day running of your business.
At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, we believe it is important to work with clients at an early stage to assess and resolve issues before they become litigious, but to be prepared to take robust and resolute action to protect our clients’ interests wherever necessary. We work with clients to understand their broader objectives and develop appropriate and cost effective dispute resolution strategies for future protection.
We successfully represented Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in The Supreme Court. The Court upheld CBN’s appeal that defendants alleged to be dishonest assisters in a breach of trust, or knowing recipients of trust assets, are entitled to plead a statutory limitation defence. BLP’s success has brought clarity to an issue which has been the subject of conflicting case law for almost a century, and has far reaching implications for future corruption and fraud cases.
Acted for the issuer vehicle in a £650m Lehman originated RMBS structure. The decision in our client’s favour in the UK Supreme Court has become the market-leading case on balance sheet insolvency, and its application to structured finance, and has had significant repercussions across the securitisation world.