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Max Mallin QC

Call: 1993    QC: 2017

+44 (0)20 7306 0102mmallin@wilberforce.co.uk

Banking & Finance

Max’s background in the financial markets ensures that he gives clients a competitive edge in dealing with complicated disputes involving banks, financial institutions and complex financial instruments. He has wide experience in cases involving improper trading on financial and
commodities markets such as front-running, market manipulation and mispricing. In recent years he has acted for many clients in disputes arising out of interest rate swaps, credit default swaps, financial spread-betting and other derivative instruments. Max also acts frequently in
claims based on negligent investment advice and negligent advice in relation to tax avoidance schemes such as film finance schemes, EBTs and EFRBs.

Chambers UK refers to the fact that “he is fluent in investment banking cases” and both Chambers UK and The Legal 500 praise his considerable ability to deal effectively with both clients and the court.

Some of his ongoing and recent cases include:

  • BGC Brokers LP & Ors v Tradition (UK) Limited Max acted for the Claimants in this dispute between inter-dealer brokers in the City. The claim is for injunctive relief and damages for breach of confidence. In October 2017, Max obtained an urgent without notice injunction to prohibit use of the Claimants’ confidential information and preserve evidence. The relief obtained included an “imaging order”. The claim is ongoing and is set down for a CCMC in July 2018.
  • Max is currently acting for a client seeking very substantial damages against one of the high street banks for its role in causing the insolvency of a large private company owned and controlled by the client.

Max is advising in relation to a potential group action for breach of duty in relation to the FCA’s swaps redress scheme.

Over the past few years, Max has advised and acted for a large number of companies and individuals with claims against the banks arising out of tax avoidance schemes and swap transactions.

  • BGC Brokers LP & Ors v Tradition (UK) Limited Max acted for the Claimants in this dispute between inter-dealer brokers in the City. The claim is for injunctive relief and damages for breach of confidence. In October 2017, Max obtained an urgent without notice injunction to prohibit use of the Claimants’ confidential information and preserve evidence. The relief obtained included an “imaging order”. The claim is ongoing and is set down for a CCMC in July 2018.
  • Max is currently acting for a client seeking very substantial damages against one of the high street banks for its role in causing the insolvency of a large private company owned and controlled by the client.

Max is advising in relation to a potential group action for breach of duty in relation to the FCA’s swaps redress scheme.

Over the past few years Max has advised and acted for a large number of companies and individuals with claims against the banks arising out of tax avoidance schemes and swap transactions.

  • ACS Scout v Ebullio & Anor, AC Scout v Ebullio & Ors (Commercial Court) Max acted for the Claimant in this large claim for damages for conspiracy to injure arising out of wrongful trading in Tin futures on the London Metal Exchange.
  • Max acts for creditors of a failed investment bank in their claims to recover their investments.
  • Dexia v Comune di Forli: Max acted for the Defendant (an Italian local authority) in this multi-million dollar interest rate swap dispute. Max has been and is still involved in a number of other such claims.
  • Cambridge Commodities Limited v Proedge. Max acted for the Claimant in this very substantial claim for damages for negligent investment advice in relation to and EBT and EFRBs. Max has been and is still involved in a number of other such claims.