Implications of sanctions against Russia on banking disputes in the UK

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP have published an article in the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation on the implications of sanctions against Russia on banking disputes in the UK. Since 2014, the UK, EU, US and other countries have imposed sanctions against Russia, which have been further expanded since 2022. These regimes are challenging for … Read more


Our FSR colleagues have just published the FSR Outlook 2024: Finding solid ground as the bedrock shifts. In 2024, the character of change facing the financial industry is more foundational – or fundamental – in nature than ever before. From ESG to AI, the shape of the world we live in is changing in a … Read more

Banking Litigation Yearbook and broader Disputes Yearbook for 2023

As the end of another eventful year approaches, our Banking Litigation Yearbook looks back at what 2023 delivered from the perspective of in-house lawyers at financial institutions. It outlines key developments relating to the following topics: impact of sanctions on financial services disputes, class actions against banks, ESG litigation risks for banks, the so-called Quincecare … Read more

Biannual Banking Litigation Update (Autumn 2023)

Welcome to the Autumn 2023 edition of our biannual Banking Litigation Update, in which we highlight the most important cases and developments affecting UK financial institutions over the past six months. Read the full Banking Litigation Update here. We have also recorded a short video to provide a high-level overview of developments during this period, … Read more

Climate disputes – A 360-degree perspective

Climate change is at the forefront of global news and politics, but it is not just an issue for politicians, policy makers and those working in the energy or environmental fields. Climate change is one of the most significant challenges for business that has ever existed. It is one of the few issues that can … Read more

2023 Global Bank Review – Trust Matters

We are excited to launch the 2023 edition of our Global Bank Review: Trust Matters. Perhaps the most striking thing about the world of finance a decade and a half since the banking crisis is that the industry has not quite managed to regain the allure and self-confidence of earlier times, even though there have … Read more


We have just released the next edition of our monthly update podcast, in which we discuss and debate the key recent judgments likely to be of interest to financial institutions. This episode is hosted by John Corrie, a partner in our banking litigation team, who is joined by co-host Ceri Morgan and special guest Scott … Read more