BANKING LITIGATION PODCAST EPISODE 31: SPECIAL EDITION – PRIVILEGE

In this special edition of our banking litigation podcast, we consider some key issues on the topic of privilege which will be most relevant to in-house lawyers at banks and financial institutions. This episode is hosted by Ceri Morgan, a professional support consultant in our banking litigation team, who is joined by Claire Nicholas and … Read more

2021 Global Bank Review – ESG: Creating a Purposeful Future

We are excited to launch the 2021 edition of our Global Bank Review, ESG: Creating a Purposeful Future. Have banks, like much of the corporate world, suddenly got religion on all things environmental, social and governance (ESG)? Many regulators and policymakers are already converts to the ESG cause. ESG poses challenges to banks, in many forms … Read more

Amending legacy LIBOR contracts: how to cater for near risk-free rates

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP has published an article in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law on amending legacy loan agreements to replace LIBOR with near risk-free rates. Following the Financial Conduct Authority’s announcement on 5 March 2021 that all LIBOR settings will either cease to be provided by an administrator or no longer be representative … Read more

SPACs in the City: the emerging litigation and regulatory risks in England & Wales

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP have published an article in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law on the litigation and regulatory risks for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in England & Wales. SPACs scorched the US stock markets last year, with the UK left out in the cold. While the recent crackdown by the Securities and … Read more

COVID-19 market disclosures and managing the associated litigation risks

Herbert Smith Freehills have published an article in the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation: COVID-19 market disclosures and managing the associated litigation risks. Since the start of the pandemic many listed companies have sought to strengthen their balance sheet by raising additional capital from shareholders. This article considers the types of disclosures relating … Read more

Biannual Banking Litigation Update (Autumn 2021)

Welcome to the Autumn 2021 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

BANKING LITIGATION PODCAST EPISODE 28: MONTHLY UPDATE – JULY/AUGUST 2021

We have just released 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 Ceri Morgan and special guest Amel Fenghour. You can also listen … Read more