Signature advises clients on all aspects of banking and financial markets litigation. Our clients include banks, funds, wealth managers, private equity funds and other financial institutions, as well as high net-worth individuals. Our experience allows us to understand not only our clients’ commercial objectives, but also the sophisticated financial structures that form the basis of many disputes.
Our conflict free platform means we are unconstrained in who we can act for and against. We can therefore offer clients who are involved in disputes on both sides of the customer/institutional relationship access to high quality expertise from lawyers who have significant experience in handling such disputes.
Signature is highly ranked in Legal 500 for Banking Litigation.
In addition to ranking in Legal 500, Chambers and Partners Guide ranks Signature’s founding partner, Graham Huntley, in Band 1 for Banking Litigation, and have identified his “enviable reputation” whilst describing him as “extremely tenacious.” He has previously been described as “very committed and very driven,” enjoying a “stellar reputation” for his “great knowledge and experience,” and noting that “He’s very bright, very hard-working, he’s a good tactician and he offers very sound advice.”
Legal 500 recognises that Abdulali Jiwaji is recommended by clients for “financial disputes and regulatory issues”. In Chambers Global 2014 he is described as being a “technically sound, sensible and robust litigator who always finds practical solutions”.
OUR LAWYERS’ FEATURED EXPERIENCE
Acting for the RBoS Shareholders Action Group on behalf of institutional clients and over 35,000 individual shareholders, bringing claims in excess of £1 billion against RBS over its 2008 rights issue following the acquisition of ABN Amro.
Advising a major corporate on claims in excess of $300 million in relation to foreign exchange derivative transactions entered into with international banks, with allegations of non-compliance with Shari’a law.
Advising the fund managers of an investment fund in a €200 million dispute concerning assets held in Italy.
Advising a Russian investment bank in a £100 million dispute with an AIM-listed mining and mineral company with operations in Sierra Leone regarding a number of M&A, equity and debt transactions over a period of 4 years.
Advising authorised persons in relation to ongoing SEC, DoJ and FCA investigations concerning credit default swaps pricing.
Acting for an investment bank and monoline insurer in simultaneous proceedings in England and France to ensure continuity of service by an alternative back up service (BUS) provider to maintain the rating of a €900 million securitisation.
Acting for individual investors in the special administration of a global broking firm.