Banking & Financial Services Litigation

Our banking and financial services litigation lawyers apply in-depth knowledge of the sector to a wide range of financial services disputes acting for leading banks, financial institutions, fund services providers, brokers, directors and insurers.

We select our team to suit the needs of each dispute. As an acknowledged leader in legal services to the financial services sector, we deliver the combined expertise of partners from our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team with experts in Financial Services, Tax and Corporate law.

We offer strong credentials in all aspects of banking and financial services litigation, including significant cases involving funds where we represent both funds service providers and investors.

Our team also represents clients in actions before the Financial Services Ombudsman and the Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal.

Our experience includes:

  • Advising investors and a financial institution in proceedings arising out of the Madoff fraud in the United States.
  • Acting for the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) in Commercial Court proceedings against a guarantor.
  • Acting in a series of Commercial Court cases relating to the mis-selling of a bond to investors.
  • Advising an investment adviser on the alleged mis-selling of a syndicated property fund.
  • Defending complaints against financial advisers made to the Financial Services Ombudsman.
  • Acting for a financial institution in the defence of proceedings relating to alleged mis-selling of interest rate swaps.
  • Advising an international financial institution throughout the Central Bank of Ireland’s administrative sanctions procedure, up to and including reaching a settlement.
  • Acting for a high net worth individual and his company in an appeal to the Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal against a decision of the Central Bank of Ireland concerning a proposed company acquisition.


  • Acting for domestic banks in numerous enforcement actions against defaulting borrowers.