Firm recognized by Law.com International for the second year in succession.
Andrea Monks, Deputy Managing Partner of the London office, advises leading financial institutions on their most significant disputes and contentious regulatory matters, both domestically and in a cross-border context.
Drawing on more than two decades of experience, Ms. Monks helps a range of banks, asset managers, hedge funds, and other key participants in the financial services sector to navigate highly complex and sensitive disputes. She brings particular experience handling contentious regulatory investigations, having been involved in nearly all of the key global regulatory investigations to occur in recent years. Her work includes counseling clients in relation to risk management, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement.
An accomplished litigator, Ms. Monks has been at the helm of a number of test cases, group actions, and precedent-setting matters in the UK involving the banking industry. She has taken cases all the way to the Supreme Court. Her practice encompasses complex and structured products disputes, insolvency disputes, trade and asset finance disputes, loan syndicate disputes, and disputes following on from regulatory findings. A former in-house banking lawyer, Ms. Monks leverages her sophisticated industry knowledge and experience to help clients achieve their commercial objectives, including through settlements and other alternative forms of dispute resolution.
Ms. Monks also provides general commercial litigation representation, including in connection with contract disputes, fraud and asset-tracing, joint venture and supply chain disputes, and aviation disputes.
“Very client focused and a delight to work with”
“Clever and hardworking litigator”
“Head and shoulders above most dispute resolution partners”
The Legal 500 UK 2022
“Andrea Monks brings experience, gravitas and business solutions to stressed situations.”
The Legal 500 UK 2021
- Recognized as a leading banking litigator in various directories, including The Legal 500 UK and Chambers UK
Ranked Band 1 for Banking Litigation
Chambers UK 2020
Featured in the Hot 100 list
The Lawyer Magazine 2020