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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 and EBTs. 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:

  • 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 swap transactions.
  • ACS Scout v Ebullio & Anor. Max acts for the Claimant in this very substantial claim in the Commercial Court for damages/equitable compensation arising of tin trading on the LME carried out by the Defendants on the Claimant’s behalf. The case will come to trial in 2017.
  • Max acts for creditors of a failed investment bank in their claims to recover their investments.
  • Dexia v Comune di Forli: Max acts 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. The case settled in early 2016.
  •  Re Lion Capital Management Limited. Max acted for the Defendant in this claim for negligent investment advice in relation to a very large Credit Default Obligation.