Laurence specialises in the investigation and resolution of financial disputes and regulatory investigations.
Laurence acts for domestic and international retail banks, private banks and investment banks and a wide range of other financial services organisations. His practice includes disputes relating to structured products, spread betting and CFDs, debt securities and bondholder disputes, derivatives, trade finance, investment funds, claims by banks against their professional advisers and complex financial frauds.
Laurence spent nine months on secondment to a global wealth manager managing their European litigation portfolio, since when he has specialised in "mis-selling" issues, particularly negligence claims brought by wealthy private customers against their private bank or wealth manager, or advising institutional clients on supervision and enforcement by the FSA (now FCA) in this area.
Laurence also has extensive experience of advising substantial Indian and Chinese companies (particularly in the engineering, technology, energy and banking sectors) on their international disputes, often in the context of parallel proceedings.
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