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Financial services disputes

Financial services providers face a challenging legal and regulatory environment. Investigations and enforcement actions are being brought by increasingly aggressive regulators, while providers also face private lawsuits, including class actions.

Experienced financial services disputes lawyers

The Eversheds Sutherland team, comprised of over 320 attorneys worldwide, possesses the capability to mobilize dedicated resources on a scale and speed that few firms can match. We represent the world’s largest financial institutions and the unique structure of our team, which includes civil, regulatory and criminal lawyers as well as dedicated compliance professionals, ensures we can provide cross- border, sector- wide support on a comprehensive basis.

Clients choose us for our legal skills and experience, but they are also drawn to Eversheds Sutherland for its project management, innovation and cost control. We quickly deploy large teams, where necessary, using our global resources.  We also provide innovative staffing models and accurate budget forecasts for even the most complex matters.

We handle high value strategic disputes, regulatory actions and audits, investigations, litigation and putative class actions. We also manage large numbers of separate litigation claims or complaints, setting strategies for their efficient handling and managing the risks in cases with wider implications. We also advise financial institutions on how to handle all forms of court orders and other process which they may receive as third parties. Our experience covers all areas of financial services across the wholesale, corporate, wealth management, retail and asset management sectors.

An experienced financial services disputes legal team

Our financial services disputes experience includes:

  • banking law and regulation compliance controversies – we have acted on all the major issues affecting banks in the past decade and have a track record of bringing our experience in one jurisdiction to help banks resolve the same issue when it emerges in a different jurisdiction;
  • insurance and reinsurance litigation and arbitration defense, including “bad faith” litigation
  • Insurance product and business practices class action defense
  • coordinating case strategy where there is cross-border element to the dispute
  • fraudulent payments litigation and recoveries including AML/BSA/OFAC investigations and advice concerning the Payment Services Regulations
  • consumer finance litigation and class action defense including credit reporting, fair lending, , disclosure required to customers, asset finance and leasing litigation
  • pension, trust any employee benefit litigation, including ERISA
  • complaint handling – tackling emerging trends, large redress exercises and dealing with ombudsman schemes and claims management companies
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) advice and litigation defense
  • recoveries litigation including unclaimed property audits, overpaid monies, secured and unsecured recoveries

Eversheds Sutherland develops cost-effective litigation strategies designed to resolve disputes while staying on course to achieve business objectives.

Contact our financial services disputes team

If you would like any further information or need advice on financial services disputes, please contact our legal team.

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