Simmons & Simmons’ international financial markets litigation group focuses exclusively on contentious work for financial institutions. Members of the group work alongside our noncontentious and transactional financial markets lawyers and have constant exposure to the business of financial institutions. As a result, they are not only first class contentious lawyers but have a real understanding of the financial markets and the needs of financial institutions.
Our practice reflects the firm’s non-contentious financial markets practice. We therefore work mainly on high value, complex matters for investment banks, clearing banks, investment and fund managers, securities houses, commodities and futures brokers and dealers, general insurance and life assurance companies and other financial institutions operating in the international financial markets.
International expertise and service
The group is an international team across EMEA and Asia and is experienced in managing complex, cross-border matters for our clients.
You can choose how you access our thinking and experience
We put our knowledge and experience at our clients’ disposal wherever we can. We have our own microsite on elexica, the firm’s award winning online legal resource, designed to allow clients to track major finance litigation throughout Europe and Asia. The microsite also provides access to the group’s commentary, client bulletins and presentations focused exclusively on this area. The group regularly provides bespoke training for clients in their own offices and has pioneered the use of telephone conference briefings to cover important market issues immediately they occur and the use of podcasts available through iTunes.
Integrated corporate crime capability
We were the first large city firm to integrate a specialist corporate crime capability into our litigation practice which provides “sharp end” guidance and representation in relation to FSA, SFO and European criminal and regulatory prosecutions or investigations.
Value without compromising on quality
We adopt a genuinely flexible approach to matter management and charging and offer a wide range of options designed to ensure that we offer real value to our clients at every step of the litigation process.
Our practice reflects the firm's non-contentious financial markets practice and is complemented by our market leading global asset management and investment sector expertise. We are recognised for our work on high value, complex matters for investment banks, clearing banks, investment and fund managers, securities houses, commodities and futures brokers and dealers, general insurance and life assurance companies and other financial institutions operating in the international financial markets.
We focus on the following core areas:
we act for various global institutions, investment funds and fund managers in disputes involving enforcement and default issues in the financial markets (including commodity, structured products and derivatives disputes), alleged breaches of duty, defamation and reputation management, and risk management.
Contentious regulatory advice
Risk management advice
Wholesale and retail dispute management