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Deborah Finkler

Deborah Finkler

Slaughter & May

London, GBR

Deborah Finkler heads Slaughter and May’s Dispute Resolution group, leading a team of more than 60 dispute resolution lawyers. She has a number of major financial institution clients whom she has successfully advised across the spectrum of contentious matters, including both High Court litigation and foreign disputes as well as internal investigations and contentious regulatory matters involving a number of national regulators. Deborah is highly regarded for her banking litigation practice, and has also been involved in complex corporate recovery and insolvency work.

Deborah has advised financial institutions in connection with multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations in IBOR, Forex rates, and anti-money laundering and related issues. She has secured worldwide freezing orders for clients in contentious matters arising out of insolvencies, advised on multiple proceedings in relation to structured credit derivative products affected by the Icelandic banking crisis, and advised in relation to regulatory issues such as those relating to payment protection insurance, and enhanced annuities.

Deborah is as a leading ‘top tier’ individual for Banking Litigation, Chambers and Partners UK, 2016, and a leading individual for Banking Litigation, The Legal 500, 2016. Deborah is highly rated by sources who describe her as “one of the top litigators around. If there’s anyone you’d want fighting your corner, she’s the person you’d pick.” Banking Litigation, Chambers UK, 2015.


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