The main objective of the network is to provide members with ready access to a law firm in another country that the member might wish to appoint for assistance on a client’s behalf.
Each member firm has extensive experience of litigation including experience of handling claims against banks and other financial institutions, but the network is non-exclusive and so there is no obligation to refer cases to each other, although in practice there have been a large number of referrals.
The network currently has members in over 30 jurisdictions, each firm having extensive experience of litigation.
No membership or conference fees
Unlike most other lawyers networks, there is no fee for membership nor for attending the annual conference (which is voluntary).
An active flow of referrals
There have been a large number of referrals between members. The network is, however, non-exclusive and there is no obligation to refer cases to each other.
Access to high quality international advisers
Each member firm has extensive experience of handling litigation including internationally.
Global Information Sharing
Member firms are able to exchange information and best practice of interest to other members.
The members also meet annually for a conference, hosted in a different member country each year and there have been popular regular virtual forum meetings on litigation subjects of interest to members.
Avoiding conflicts of interest
An advantage of the network is that members are often able to act in disputes with banks and other financial institutions.
Using the network, a member should have ready access to a law firm in another country that can assist on a client’s behalf.
The Business & Banking Litigation Network has been successful in helping members to quickly achieve international assistance where they need it.Stephen Rosen
Business & Banking Litigation Network
Collyer Bristow LLP, 10 Paternoster Row, London, EC4M 7EJ, United Kingdom