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Jon Holland


Jon Holland

Jon Holland has advised banks and other financial institutions in the UK and internationally for over 20 years - and has earned a reputation as one of the leading authorities in his practice area handling 'significant and hugely sensitive matters' for our core clients (Legal 500 UK 2015).

As well as running ground breaking cases in the UK (including five trips to the House of Lords and the Supreme Court) Jon has guided clients through many of the most complex and high profile international investigations arising from the financial crisis of the late 'noughties', including LIBOR, FX, precious metals and sanctions, successfully negotiating settlements or dismissals with regulators and law enforcement agencies in the UK, the US, the EU and elsewhere, including the FCA, the SFO, the DOJ and the CFTC. Jon is known for fiercely defending clients' interests whilst preserving their essential on-going working relationships with regulators and commercial counterparties. In his role as co-head of our global Financial Services Litigation team, Jon ensures that our financial institution clients benefit from the firm's knowledge bank wherever they need it around the world. As well as the UK, Jon is qualified in Hong Kong (where he practised for nearly four years) and Australia - and his practice has always been truly international. Jon is also a solicitor advocate in the UK and has appeared on several occasions in the Commercial Court. Jon was there at the birth of the UK anti-money laundering regime - and has extensive experience of helping clients navigate the complex intersection between commercial and criminal law, particularly in the areas of AML and economic sanctions. Jon has given evidence on these topics in proceedings in the US Federal Court and he is often asked to speak about them at conferences in the UK and abroad.

'Handles significant and hugely sensitive matters for the firm's core clients'

Legal 500 UK 2015

Representative Experience

Advising one of the banks involved in the international investigations into alleged manipulation of LIBOR submissions, culminating in settlements with the FCA, DOJ and CFTC.

Advising one of the banks involved in the international investigation into aspects of the precious metals trading.

Office of Fair Trading v Lloyds TSB Bank plc - whether a creditor's liability under s75 CCA 1974 extends to transactions abroad.

C v S - the relationship between the UK AML regime and contractual and tortious obligations owed to customers.

EBRD v Purolite International Limited - enforcement of French law governed security abroad.

Camdex v Bank of Zambia (Nos 1, 2 and 3)- assignment and enforcement of sovereign debt.

Education and admissions


  • LL.B., University of Exeter, 1985

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