Two High-Profile Litigators to Join Latham & Watkins in London

Arrival of Jon Holland and Andrea Monks will further enhance the firm’s litigation and contentious regulatory practices in the City.

16 January 2018

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Jon Holland and Andrea Monks will join the London office as partners in the Litigation & Trial Department. Holland and Monks are experienced and respected litigators, with notable track records advising retail and investment banks, asset managers, and other financial institutions in a number of landmark disputes and contentious regulatory matters.

“Jon and Andrea have outstanding reputations in high-stakes, market-defining disputes and investigations,” said Jay Sadanandan, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in London. “Their broad expertise knits well with our growing litigation and regulatory practices in the City and fits with our strategy of building top-notch litigation strength across the globe.”

Holland and Monks are widely regarded as two of the market’s leading financial services litigators:

  • Holland has more than 20 years’ experience advising banks and other financial institutions on a variety of high-profile disputes before the courts. In addition he has acted on numerous headline investigations including LIBOR, FX, and precious metals. He has also appeared regularly before major international authorities in the UK, US and across Europe.
  • Monks has vast expertise advising financial institutions on a wide range of domestic and cross-border disputes. She has particular experience with contentious regulatory investigations, and she regularly counsels banks, corporates and other bodies in the regulated sector on their anti-money laundering obligations. Monks also practices general commercial litigation and has experience of contract disputes, fraud and asset-tracing, joint venture and supply chain disputes, and aviation disputes.

“Jon and Andrea have extensive experience in ‘big-ticket’ litigation and are deeply connected to many of the City’s leading financial institutions,” said Stuart Alford QC, Co-chair of Latham’s Litigation & Trial Department in London. “They are dynamic and entrepreneurial practice-builders and will add further strength to our litigation practice in London. We are thrilled they are joining us.” 

Jamie Wine, Global Chair of Latham’s Litigation & Trial Department, added: “We are excited by the opportunities to further grow our global litigation practice, and London is a critical part of that vision. Jon and Andrea are accomplished practitioners who bring strong advisory skills, excellent judgement, and deep industry knowledge to the practice. Our ability to attract lawyers of Jon’s and Andrea’s quality and market-standing is a strong statement of our practice and ambitions.” 

Rich Trobman, Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins, added: “Over the years, Jon and Andrea have managed large, complex assignments and their collective experience will further strengthen our litigation and contentious regulatory capability in London, in particular with a key focus on banking and finance-related cases. Jon and Andrea will bring vast knowledge to the practice and their arrival is a further sign of our commitment to be the market-leading firm advising financial institutions on their most sophisticated transactions and complex disputes in Europe and globally.”

Holland and Monks join Latham & Watkins from the London office of Hogan Lovells. Holland completed his LLB at Exeter University before training at Lovell White & King (now Hogan Lovells). He is qualified in England & Wales, Hong Kong, and the ACT in Australia. Monks completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees at the University of Queensland, Australia, before qualifying as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1999, and as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 2003.

About Latham & Watkins
Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with more than 2,600 lawyers in its offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, including: Barcelona, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Riyadh, Rome, San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information on Latham & Watkins, please visit the website at www.lw.com.

Notes to Editors
Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Contacts
Jay Sadanandan, London Office Managing Partner, +44.20.7710.1110

Jamie Wine, Global Chair, Litigation & Trial Department, +1.212.906.2904

Stuart Alford QC, co-Chair of the London Litigation & Trial Department, +44.20.7710.4502


 

 
 
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