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Andrea Monks

Partner
London

Andrea Monks

As a partner in the Hogan Lovells London office, Andrea Monks is a leading practitioner in banking disputes. She acts for leading retail banks, major investment banks, funds and financial institutions dealing with a wide range of disputes, frequently with an international element. Andrea advises banks on contentious regulatory investigations, and assists banks, corporates and other bodies in the regulated sector on their anti-money laundering and anti-bribery obligations.

Andrea also practises more general commercial litigation and has experience of contracts disputes, fraud and asset-tracing, joint venture and supply chain disputes, and aviation disputes. Andrea is also well versed in alternative dispute resolution procedures. Andrea was at Lehman Brothers before joining Hogan Lovells.

Andrea Monks is extremely knowledgeable on contentious regulatory work as well as complex litigation, particularly matters with cross-border elements. One source praises her as 'just absolutely awesome - incredibly bright and clever, and fun to work with.

Representative Experience

Acting for a bank in proceedings involving allegations of mortgage fraud. The proceedings included applications for freezing orders and Norwich Pharmacal disclosure orders.

Acting for an investment bank defending proceedings brought against it in relation to a series of credit default swaps.

Office of Fair Trading v Abbey National PLC & Others - test case proceedings in relation to overdraft charges.

Acting for a leading retail bank in test case proceedings relating to the Consumer Credit Act - Carey & ORs v HSBC & Ors.

ADS Aerospace v EMS Global Tracking - High Court proceedings involving aircraft satellite tracking devices.

Defending a leading bank in multiple sets of High Court proceedings involving interest rate swaps.

Acting for a bank which was the victim of an international trade finance fraud. The case involved proceedings in England, Singapore, Switzerland and Iran.

Acting for a purchaser in Commercial Court proceedings against a major national airline relating to the purchase of several passenger aircraft.

Education and admissions

Education

  • B.A. (Hons First Class), University Medal
  • LL.B. (Hons First Class), University Medal

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