Partner Abdulali Jiwaji discusses the need for the FCA to test the SMR implications in relation to the less clear-cut cases to ensure culpable managers are held responsible for their actions in FX Week.
Signature Litigation matters Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation and RBS Shareholders Action Group v RBS have been recognised in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2017.
Boutique City disputes firm Signature Litigation are delighted to announce that leading international commercial litigation and arbitration specialist Simon Bushell has joined the firm as a Partner.
Founding Partner Graham Huntley discusses the Financial List and how it would manage claims in the financial markets at CDR’s Autumn Litigation Symposium.
Founding Partner Graham Huntley discusses disclosure at CDR’s Autumn Litigation Symposium.
Associate Daniel Hayward-Hughes examines a recent case where documents were deliberately withheld and highlights the need for parties to disclose all relevant, non-privileged documents when required. Daniel’s article has been published in Solicitors Journal.
Partner Hermès Marangos’ article on new legal challenges in Latin America published in Insurance Day
Signature Litigation is delighted to have been ranked in the Chambers and Partners 2017 UK Guide.
SFO Faces Uphill Climb To Mount ‘Lowballing’ Libor Cases – Partner Abdulali Jiwaji comments in Law 360
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji comments in Law 360 regarding the Serious Fraud Office’s prosecution activities following the Libor cases.
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji comments in Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence regarding Hong Kong’s compliance officers on alert after five-year ban imposed on short seller
Signature Litigation are delighted to announce that partner Graham Huntley has been ranked in Who’s Who Legal Litigation 2016.
Who’s Who Legal says: Graham Huntley is “a very formidable lawyer and a real talent” according to peers, focusing on banking and other commercial litigation.
Graham’s Who’s Who Legal Litigation biography can be viewed here.
Signature Litigation’s BVI-based proceedings case featured in Commercial Dispute Resolution.
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Associate Sarah Kelly examine contractual interpretation and the Financial List in Legal Business’ Disputes Yearbook 2016.
Graham Huntley, Partner at Signature Litigation discusses the Financial List at Commercial Dispute Resolution Autumn Litigation Symposium.
News of Signature Litigation’s revenue for the 2015/16 year and the firm’s latest Partner hire, Ioannis Alexopoulos, has been published in Legal Business, Legal Futures, Commercial Dispute Resolution and The Global Legal Post.
Hermes Marangos, Partner at Signature Litigation, has been ranked in this year’s edition of Chambers Latin America 2017.
In this issue of Signature Litigation’s Financial and Regulatory Disputes Update, the third of 2016, Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Associate Johnny Shearman examine the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) new Section 2 interview guidance and its impact on legal representation. In our second article, Associate Jessica Thomas investigates the banking industry’s approach to de-risking and anti-money…
Signature Litigation has been ranked in Legal 500 UK 2016 for ‘Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail’, ‘Commercial Litigation’, ‘Fraud: Civil’, ‘Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation’, ‘International Arbitration’ and ‘Professional Negligence’.
Senior managers regime may force FCA to grant third party rights more freely – Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Associate Becca Hogan comment in Thomson Reuters
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Associate Becca Hogan comment in Thomson Reuters on the consequences of The Senior Managers and Certification Regime on FCA third-party notices
Associate Jessica Thomas’s article investigates the banking industry’s approach to de-risking, and has been published in Professional Adviser.
Regulators fail to address key issues in FX, participants say – Partner Abdulali Jiwaji comments in FX Week
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji comments in FX Week regarding the FCA’s failings to address key issues in foreign exchange markets.
Partner Adam Rooney examines the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Government activities threatening Legal Professional Privilege (LPP).
Partner Abdulali Jiwaji and Associate Johnny Shearman investigate the SFO’s new Section 2 interview guidance and its impact on legal representation, published in FTSE Global Markets and Fraud Intelligence.
On 7 July 2016 the FCA’s Tax and Chancery Chamber of the Upper Tribunal handed down a judgment confirming that Julien Grout, who was the most junior assistant to Mr Bruno Iksil, widely referred to as the ‘London Whale’, had been identified by criticisms published by the FCA in its Final Notice against JP Morgan dated 18 September 2013, regarding the JPM losses of USD6.5 billion in its complex Credit Default Swaps (CDS) portfolio.
Signature Litigation Associate Rory Spillman comments in CDR on why the value of FCA fines against individuals has more than doubled in a year as fines against companies fall by a third.
Founding Partner Graham Huntley comments in The Times Raconteur’s special report on Legal Innovation, and discusses Signature Litigation’s alternative business structure (ABS) and profit sharing model.
Signature Litigation and Graham Huntley featured in Legal Business re the rise of UK high-end boutiques
The recent rise of the high-end boutique has redefined the legal industry. Legal Business charts the last 12 months for the UK’s leading speciality shops.
Partner Hermes Marangos discusses the growing use of arbitration in Latin America for CDR Magazine.
In this issue of Signature Litigation’s Financial and Regulatory Disputes Update, the second of 2016, we examine the Financial Conduct Authority’s 2016/17 Business Plan and Risk Outlook and its impact on regulated firms in the industry. Our second article discusses the recent judgments in Hayfin Opal Luxco 3 SARL v Windermere VII CMBS plc and…
The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published its annual Business Plan and Risk Outlook in April for the coming year. Many of the FCA’s aims remain the same or substantially similar to last year, with individual accountability and changing the culture of regulated firms still high on the Authority’s list of priorities.
More Than One Way to Skin a Cat – Two different approaches to the plight of the legacy CMBS Noteholders result in the same outcome
This article discusses the recent judgments in Hayfin Opal Luxco 3 SARL v Windermere VII CMBS plc and Credit Suisse Asset Management LLC v Titan Europe 2006-1 PLC and others, both concerning the entitlement of the Class X noteholders in notoriously complex legacy CMBS transactions.
See Graham Huntley’s article on legal professional privilege in Lawyer Monthly and The Global Legal Post
Partner Graham Huntley’s article on legal professional privilege has been published in Lawyer Monthly and The Global Legal Post.
On Tuesday 25th May Partner Graham Huntley attended the Legal Business Commercial Litigation Summit 2016.
Partner Hermes Marangos has co-authored Mass Torts in Europe: Cases and Reflections, Volume 34 in a series on tort and insurance law.
Hermès Marangos and Sean Redden discuss Latin American Reinsurance Claims at Lloyd’s of London
As Stephens Scown announces its new ‘John Lewis-style’ shared ownership scheme and more law firms opt for limited company status, Lucy Trevelyan asks if the traditional partnership model has had its day.
Signature Litigation acts for Ivanishvili as the Georgian billionaire sues Credit Suisse
Adam Rooney’s article on third party confidentiality in Chartered Banker.
Signature Litigation is pleased to announce its upcoming Latin American Reinsurance Claims Update seminar.
UK Watchdog Looks For A Comeback At Barclays Libor Trial. Partner Abdulali Jiwaji comments for Law 360.
Signature Litigation are delighted to have been shortlisted as the ‘Boutique Firm of the Year’ for this year’s Legal Business Awards.
LIBOR acquittals – prosecuting with anachronous tools? Adam Rooney and Abdulali Jiwaji discuss the failed prosecutions against six brokers and consider another way forward.
Graham Huntley, Natalia Chumak, Adam Rooney and Hermes Marangos have all been recognised by Chambers Global 2016. Graham Huntley – ‘Dispute Resolution: UK’ (Band 1) Graham Huntley of Signature Litigation LLP handles “very heavy-duty cases,” according to market commentators. He heads the commercial litigation team, acting for funds, banks, managers and life assurers in their disputes. He is singled…
Forex fiasco raises temperature around fraud busters Lawyers were quick to raise question marks over the viability of the UK’s specialist cadre of fraud busters yesterday after officials said that a two-year investigation into alleged rigging of the foreign exchange market had been dropped. The embarrassing statement from the Serious Fraud Office on Tuesday blamed…
Market Abuse: Ramping up the regulation Market abuse continues to be a focus area for the regulators and prosecutors, as evidenced by the multitude of fines imposed by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, and the investigations and prosecutions relating to benchmark, write Jessica Thomas and Abdulali Jiwaji from boutique law firm Signature Litigation. The upcoming…
Abdulali Jiwaji and Daniel Spendlove comment in Euromoney following FX settlements.
Confidentiality of third parties in regulatory decisions: Know your rights By Adam Rooney Regulatory investigations are by their nature invasive. It is not just the immediate subject of the investigation who can be affected. Often, the investigation can draw in third parties who, ultimately, are judged to have done no wrong. No decision as to…
The time is ripe for insurers and brokers to raise awareness of political risk and political violence.
The CDR Autumn Arbitration Symposium’s opening session asked whether increasing regionalisation in arbitration was a good thing, or whether it is localism in disguise, undermining the strengths of international arbitration.
In this issue of Signature’s Financial and Regulatory Disputes update, we review the FCA’s approach to enforcement action for breach of its Principles of Business and consider the fundamental changes to this regime due in the spring 2016.