Financial Services Litigation
, New York
Hogan Lovells has one of the top 10 litigation practices in the world. Our worldwide litigation and arbitration capability comprises 700 lawyers operating from over 40 offices across the globe.
Hogan Lovells' financial services litigation team is widely recognized for its wealth of experience in handling a broad range of disputes for an impressive range of clients, including global banking institutions; mutual, pension, and hedge funds and their advisors; broker-dealers, asset managers, and wealth businesses; life and general insurers; sovereign states and central banks; and multilaterals. We defend such institutions in disputes with the SEC, FINRA, FSA, and other regulators and government authorities, and in civil disputes with customers which often span multiple jurisdictions. With lawyers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia, and the Middle East our team offers a truly global service operating as a cohesive unit. Our lawyers are leaders in their local jurisdictions and function across offices as one team, ensuring that we deliver both local insight and global perspective to meet our clients' interests in multi-jurisdictional matters.
We are at the forefront of financial services litigation, having represented leading financial institutions in significant and high profile disputes, such as in the market-timing actions by the SEC and state authorities in the United States and the “overdraft charges litigation” in the United Kingdom, being the Office of Fair Trading's (OFT) challenge to the fairness of overdraft charges. We lead the way in handling cutting-edge litigation, including disputes arising from the recent financial crisis relating to complex financial instruments; claims by bankruptcy and insolvency officers; claims arising out of Ponzi schemes and other frauds; and consumer class action and lender liability claims. We have considerable experience in regulatory investigations and enforcement including investigations involving multiple authorities, often in more than one jurisdiction. We also have significant practical experience advising on various anti-money laundering and sanctions regimes, particularly the United States and the United Kingdom. We frequently assist clients in developing appropriate compliance systems and controls in these areas, as well as representing them in civil and criminal proceedings.