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Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald

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"an extremely impressive partner who is a pleasure to work with and who is fantastic at managing the complex dynamics of large banking litigation."

Chambers UK 2019

Ian McDonald is co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice, and the former head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution and Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Insolvency practices in London.

He acts for banks and funds, particularly in high value disputes relating to loan structures, structured finance and derivatives, many of which have cross-jurisdictional elements. He has advised on cases for financial institutions involving allegations of mis-selling, misconduct, misrepresentation, deceit, fraud, breach of duty, contractual interpretation and breach of transactional documentation, as well as on matters of enforcement, rectification and restitution. He is co-leader of the firm’s International Banking and Financial Litigation Action Group. Ian also acts for licensed insolvency practitioners, noteholders, lenders, creditors, directors and borrowers in contentious insolvency matters.

He joined Mayer Brown in 1990.

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