Financial institutions

Financial institutions

We have market-leading financial institutions expertise in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. 

We have market-leading financial institutions expertise in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. Our team provides specialist advice to insurers and reinsurers in all financial institutions (FI) classes including professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, employment practices, cyber, crime, computer crime and Bankers Blanket Bond.

Our international team of experts have advised insurers and reinsurers in respect of all the major financial institutions crises of the recent past, including Interest Rate Hedging Products, Libor, PPI, Arch Cru, Qingdao Metal Fraud, Market-Timing/Late Trading, Pensions Mis-selling, Enron, WorldCom, Sub-Prime, Auction-Rate Securities, Lehman, and Madoff.


We are instructed by the principal financial lines insurers in relation to all types of financial institutions, including international banking groups, central banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, mutual funds, venture capital funds, stockbrokers, and exchanges, among others. As demanded by the nature of the work, we routinely act in relation to matters in various countries around the world, which is supported by our vast network of experts in international offices and associate offices in Asia Pacific, the United Kingdom, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States.

In addition to coverage advice and monitoring claims, we draft policy wordings and produce guides for claims handlers on topical issues, and have extensive experience in commercial and reputational risks faced by financial institutions.

Types of financial institution claims

  • International banking groups
  • Private banks
  • Central banks
  • Regional banks
  • Hedge funds
  • Asset managers
  • Investment managers
  • Insurance companies
  • Mutual funds
  • Private equity funds
  • Venture capital funds
  • Stockbrokers
  • Stock exchanges
  • Trusts and estates
  • IFAs / Independent Financial Advisors
  • Corporate service providers.

Our financial institutions expertise

Market recognition
  • The Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2023

    Leading Firm

    The Legal 500 UK 2023

  • Uk Leading Firm 2022

    Leading Firm

    The Legal 500 UK 2022

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    Leading Firm

    The Legal 500 UK 2021