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“Deacons has a strong brand in Hong Kong for commercial litigation, including regulatory and white-collar crime cases.”   

Legal 500 Asia Pacific


Swift, decisive action in banking disputes

Banking disputes are rising across the world. Deacons has the experience to help resolve them swiftly and efficiently.

With fraud, mis-selling and insolvency-related claims increasing across the world and investors more willing to resort to litigation, recent years have seen a growth in financial disputes. Frequently these involve high value claims; however the damage to reputations can be just as serious. Resolving them effectively requires a mixture of skills. 

At Deacons, our experienced banking lawyers work closely with our dispute resolution team to handle the most complex banking disputes on behalf of leading investment and retail banks, investment funds, private banks and borrowers. Our work ranges from letter of credit disputes, fraud and asset tracing, and enforcement of mortgages, to the most complex derivatives mis-selling claims. 

Meanwhile, the acknowledged strength of the firm in regulatory matters of all kinds makes Deacons a first choice for disputes with a financial services flavour, while what Legal 500 Asia Pacific dubbed our “strong brand in Hong Kong” for commercial litigation of all sorts continues to attract praise from clients. Recent examples of our work include: 

  • Acting for a HKSE-listed bank against an individual in a HK$30 million case concerning alleged breach of contract;
  • Representing another bank in two claims by investors alleging the mis-selling of accumulators and other complex financial instruments prior to the 2008 financial collapse; 
  • Advising the former MD of an international investment bank in connection with allegations of insider dealing. 

If you are concerned about banking disputes, and would like more information about how we could defend your organisation in litigation or arbitration, or help to prevent problems from arising, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

Banking Litigation SERVICES