Our international derivatives and financial disputes practice is unique.

We focus on high-stakes litigation and arbitration for major participants in the financial services industry and their customers, as both claimants and defendants, including close-out contract settlements following defaults, misselling and other counterparty relationship claims and jurisdictional disputes over derivatives and other financial products trading.

Our Joint Head of Chambers, Jeffrey Golden, has acted extensively for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) since its inception, including as a principal author of ISDA’s Master Agreements and many of its product-specific documentation. Having topped the rankings for derivatives lawyers over the years and drawn accolades from all leading law firm directories, including, among others, having been hailed as “Mr Derivatives” (Chambers) and “legendary” (Legal 500) and credited with having “written the law on derivatives” (Legal 500), Jeff has given expert evidence on numerous occasions in courts at home and abroad, has considerable experience of dealing with global regulators and insolvency practitioners and has been in the forefront of the transformation of the derivatives and financial products markets for decades.

In Chambers, we have built a practice group that can draw on an unmatched market network in and international experience of multiple jurisdictions, and our resulting ability to provide conflicts-free advocacy and advice is a particular plus.

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For any enquiries or further information please contact our clerking team on +44 (0)20 7415 7800 or via email: clerks@3harecourt.com

Recent public record disputes in which our Members have acted include:

(English High Court of Justice, Business & Property Courts of England and Wales, Queen’s Bench Division, Commercial Court).

In re Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp., External Review Panel Determination on referral from the ISDA Determinations Committee, decided December 21, 2019 (at: https://www.cdsdeterminationscommittees.org/documents/2018/12/external-review-panel-decision-december-21-2018.pdf).

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., et al. v Citibank, N.A., Citigroup Global Markets Ltd., Citigroup Financial Products Inc., Citigroup Energy Inc., Citi Canyon Ltd. And Citi Swapco Inc., Case no. 08-13555 SCC, Ad. Proc. No. 12-01044 (2017).

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., et al. v Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Case No. 08-13555 SCC, Ad. Proc. 15-01110 (S.D.N.Y. Bankr.) (2017).

In re Lehman Holdings, et al., Debtors, Case No. 08-13555 SCC, (Claimants QVT Fund LP and Quintessence Fund L.P.) (2017).

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., et al. v Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, Case No. 08-13555 SCC, Ad. Proc. 13-01330 (S.D.N.Y. Bankr.) (2016).

In re Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., External Review Panel Determination on referral from the ISDA Determinations Committee, decided February 9, 2015 (at: http://dc.isda.org/cds/caesars-entertainment-operating-company-inc-4/).

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., et al. v Intel Corporation, Case No. 08-13555 SCC, Ad. Proc. 13-01340, 2015 WL 7194609 (S.D.N.Y. Bankr. Sept. 16, 2015).

Lehman Brothers Commodity Services Inc. v. Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Case No. 2010 Folio 79 (2011)

(English High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, Commercial Court).

Derivatives & Financial Product Litigation barristers

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Jeffrey Golden*

Call: 1978

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Peter Knox QC

Call: 1983Silk: 2006

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Richard Samuel

Call: 1996

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Robert Strang

Call: 2003

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Philip Judd

Call: 2017

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Hannah Fry

Call: 2018

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*(Non-Barrister)

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