Louise Lamb | London | Hogan Lovells

Louise Lamb

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment

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English, French, German

Lamb Louise

Louise Lamb
Lamb Louise
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"very talented"

Legal 500 UK, 2020

Louise leads our Financial Services Disputes team, described by Legal 500 as having almost ‘unparalleled experience in working for banks’.  Louise helps banks to avoid or resolve complex litigation quickly and cost-effectively. She also frequently helps clients conduct internal investigations and advises them on regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. Louise has experience of managing matters involving the FCA, PRA, Financial Ombudsman Service, HM Treasury, and Serious Fraud Office as well as regulators and prosecutors abroad.  Louise has acted for a wide range of financial institutions both in the UK and overseas, and she has handled litigation and investigations across the retail banking and consumer finance, wealth management, trade finance and commercial and investment banking sectors.

Louise has handled class actions and other group claims, mis-selling claims, fraud claims, claims relating to letters of credit, insolvency-related claims, and claims arising out of complex syndicated lending arrangements as well as warranty and indemnity claims arising out of the sale of significant books of business.  She has particular experience of handing litigation where related regulatory action is ongoing.

Louise is recognised by the UK legal directories as a leading individual and is ranked in Legal 500 2023’s Hall of Fame.  

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"sensible commercial advice"

Legal 500 UK, 2020

Representative experience

Acting for a leading retail bank in proceedings to determine the scope of s75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (Office of Fair Trading v Lloyds TSB Bank PLC and others).

Acting for Bank of Zambia in proceedings brought by Barbados Trust as assignee under a loan facility. The proceedings determined whether a restriction on assignment could be circumvented by means of a declaration of trust (Barbados Trust Company Ltd v Bank of Zambia and another).

Acting for an international multilateral organisation in proceedings relating to facilities extended to a national airline.

Advising an African multilateral organization in proceedings against an African borrower under a series of promissory notes.

Advising a global bank to put in place policies and procedures upon the introduction of the UK Bribery Act 2010.

Advising a global bank in relation to an investigation into its compliance with AML, KYC and sanctions laws and regulations and reporting to authorities in the UK and the U.S.

Advising a global bank on the drafting and implementation of its sanctions policies and internal staff training materials.

Advising a UK bank in connection with a group action in the High Court relating to the firm’s treatment of its mortgage customers.

Successfully defending a UK bank facing a claim worth over £1bn for breach of indemnity, breach of warranty, and misrepresentation arising out of the sale of a credit card portfolio.

Advising a UK financial institution in connection with litigation and customer complaints arising out of allegedly unfair terms in loan agreements.

Successfully acting for a UK bank in connection with a judicial review of a FOS decision on the existence of collective investment schemes.

Advising a leading bank on a multi-bank test case to resolve significant issues relating to the enforceability of credit agreements. 

Acting for a financial institution in connection with proceedings in the Upper Tribunal involving a challenge to the FCA’s decision to grant validation orders over a loan portfolio.

Advising a financial services provider in connection with a s166 Skilled Person Review of its historic affordability processes.

Advising a leading financial institution in connection with group actions and mass complaints before the FOS under sections 56, 75 and 140A of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

Advising a leading bank in connection with issues arising out of loans extended under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme. 

Advising an international bank in proceedings to recover sums due to it under four standby letters of credit "attached" by an overseas tax authority.

Advising an African multilateral organization in loan default and enforcement proceedings against a Nigerian borrower under a series of promissory notes.

Successfully resolving a claim against a global financial services client under a series of performance bonds.  

Advising a global bank in relation to an investigation into its compliance with AML, KYC and sanctions laws and regulations and reporting to authorities in the UK and the U.S. 

Advising a European bank in connection with an SFO investigation into alleged money laundering breaches.

Credentials

Education
  • M.A., University of St Andrews, 1997

Recognition

Leading individuals

Legal 500 UK

2020
Band 4

Chambers UK

2020