Banking & Finance

4 Stone Buildings is regarded as one of the leading sets in the banking and finance field, with members experienced in advice, litigation and arbitration across the investment and retail banking sectors, both in the UK and international jurisdictions.

We have consistently been involved in some of the leading banking cases over many years, including the Bank Charges test-case, the RBS rights-issue litigation, disputes arising from the 2008 global financial crisis involving Lehman Brothers and the Icelandic banking sector, stretching back to the collapse of Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) and even earlier scandals. Members of Chambers have also been instructed in interest rate swaps misselling litigation, and some of the leading cases concerning the LIBOR / EURIBOR manipulation.

Other specialist areas where members of Chambers have experience include:

  • Securitisation and other capital market structures
  • Contentious restructuring
  • Bondholder disputes
  • Private equity-related disputes
  • Misselling claims
  • Regulatory issues, including banking business transfer schemes under FSMA 2000
  • Banking-related fraud