Christa has been a litigation partner since 1996 and has been at Linklaters LLP since 2009. She advises banks, financial services institutions and corporates on all aspects of contentious work – much of it multi-jurisdictional. She has conducted numerous internal investigations in various sectors, from the confidential to those carried out with considerable publicity. She has advised on crisis management in various contexts. She is particularly used to dealing with situations in which the risks and demands of civil litigation have to be managed alongside the prospect of regulatory enforcement.
The Banking Litigation Law Review - 2nd Edition
As we noted in the Preface to last year’s edition of the Banking Litigation Law Review, banks will always be regular litigants – generally as defendants – and this year’s contribution of jurisdiction-specific chapters explains how and why.
The themes that emerge from the chapters that follow show that, almost uniformly, the number of cases that might be said to have their origin in the 2008 global financial crisis is reducing. That is partly because of the passage of time – even long-running litigation has to end at some point. It is also because the financial services industry and legal profession have benefited from the guidance given in decided cases. The principles so set reduce uncertainty in providing precedent and less formal indications of how claims will be received. Settlement is promoted – generally for the benefit of all parties and the courts.
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