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10 Dec 2020

Finance litigation update – December 2020


Welcome to the latest finance litigation update, in which we summarise some of the most significant cases and other developments relevant to banks and other financial institutions over the last six months or so, including:

  • Financial mis-selling claims: a checklist for carrying out initial analysis of their prospects
  • Finance litigation: 10 legal risks
  • Disclosure of risk/compliance documents and minutes: involvement of lawyer not enough for privilege
  • Lamesa v Cynergy: mandatory law in standard form contracts
  • The purpose of a process agent: Banco San Juan International v Petróleos de Venezuela
  • Fallout from the Swiss Flash Crash: market volatility, contractual terms and force majeure
  • Jurisdiction, negative declarations and estoppel: BNP Paribas SA (BNP) v Trattamento Rifiuti Metropolitani SPA (TRM)
  • Pending litigation, impending Brexit: What next for dispute resolution clauses?
  • Can borrowers rely on sanctions to escape payment obligations? Banco San Juan Internacional Inc v Petróleos de Venezuela S.A.

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