Banking and finance disputes in volatile, uncertain and dislocated markets

18 May
11:30 - 12:30

Financial Institutions and their lawyers are grappling with an increasingly “VUCA” world.  In 2023 Q1 alone, banks have dealt with the unsettling impact of the collapse of three US banks, the emergency acquisition of Credit Suisse, international political tensions, sanctions, unevenly rising interest rates, and the explosive growth of AI mean.


In this session, we bring together panellists from in house, the Bar, private practice, and financial services consulting to discuss:

  • The types of dispute that arise in volatile markets, including disputes over margin calls, defaults and termination events, and disputes over the valuation of transactions;
  • What if any parallels can be drawn with, and lessons learnt from disputes that arose after previous financial crises and periods of volatility;
  • Practical tips for Financial Institutions on how to minimise the risk of disputes and position themselves to fight litigation. 



  • Tamara Oppenheimer KC, Fountain Court Chambers
  • Alison Kellett, Head of Group Dispute Resolution, BNP Paribas
  • Tony Woodhams, Managing Director, EMEA Capital Markets at Alvarez & Marsal
  • Harriet Jones-Fenleigh, Dispute Resolution Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (Chair)
  • Adam Sanitt, Head of Disputes Knowledge and Innovation, EMEA, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

This event is hosted by: 



This event is part of a double bill focusing on banking and finance disputes and will follow:

Banking disputes of the future: a horizon scanning session

Co-hosted by Reed Smith, Hausfeld, Brick Court Chambers and Fountain Court Chambers

To attend this session, please register at LIDW 2023 - Banking disputes of the future: a horizon scanning session