Banking and finance dispute resolution


We advise banks, other financial institutions and companies on a broad range of problems, reputational and risk management issues, and disputes arising out of activities and products in investment, commercial and retail banking, and finance.

The frequent overlap between financial services investment business and banking and finance related disputes requires us to also bring to bear our considerable expertise in financial services regulation and dispute resolution.

We regularly advise clients in cross-border disputes and recovery proceedings, including undertaking asset tracing and obtaining information and evidence by compulsion. Cross-border matters in which our lawyers have acted involve the Bahamas, BVI, Brazil, The Cayman Islands, China, Denmark, France, Greece, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, The Isle Of Man, Italy, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, The Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland and the US.


  • "Macfarlanes LLP ‘has a huge amount of experience’."

    The Legal 500 UK 2016

  • "Macfarlanes LLP 'offers a very partner focused approach'."

    The UK Legal 500 2015

  • "Macfarlanes LLP provides 'commitment to clients' commercial aims'."

    The UK Legal 500 2014

  • "'They combine solid legal knowledge with quite a commercial view on how things would pan out.'"

    Chambers UK 2014

  • "'They're very responsive, very quick, they know their subject matter very well and they know us very well - they've really learnt the intricacies of our business.'"

    Chambers UK 2014