Legal advisory to institutional investors

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About us

Welcome to David Doble Law

We advise institutional investors on derivatives, structured finance and capital markets, from corporate bonds through hybrid products, to complex structured investment products.

Our role is to assist investors to understand what they are buying, restructuring, unwinding or litigating in terms of the legal and structural risks that lie at the heart of these complex and innovative markets. Our clients include some of the largest institutional investors; they are banks, asset managers, insurance companies and pension funds in Europe and beyond.
One of the main problems for investors, as far as legal complexity and risk are concerned, is that law firms with relevant expertise very often only make themselves available to advise the "sell-side" and not the investor.
In acting exclusively for investors in this market, our clients benefit from our extensive experience and understanding of the legal and structural issues in the documentation of those transactions that are among the most complex they are likely to enter into.

Independent legal advice for investors

What we do

The twin principal services we offer are:

● the review of complex bilateral documentation for structured credit transactions and derivatives; and

● legal and strategic advice in relation to disputes arising from such transactions and all other international capital markets investments.

In many cases, we are willing to act on a contingency fee basis in the early stages of our involvement - in order to give our clients a broad initial perspective on what they are faced with.​
We also provide advice to other professional service providers outside the UK, such as law firms and accountancy firms in relation to the understanding of legal and structural risk generally in this market segment and in relation to specific types of transactions.

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Institutional Investors

Advice to institutional investors on transaction documentation for complex structured transactions (such as CDOs, derivatives etc.)

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Investment Disputes

Disputes arising from investments in complex structured transactions; and advice in connection with any restructuring proposals in respect of their investments

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Legal and accountancy firms

Advice to law firms and accountancy firms in relation to the understanding of legal and structural risk in this market segment and in relation to specific types of transactions

Who we assist

Our Clients

David Doble Law acts exclusively for institutional investors in the international structured finance markets. Clients that the firm has represented include:

    one of the largest state pension funds in Scandinavia
    one of the largest commercial and retail banks in the Middle East
    one of the largest retail banks in Germany
    one of the largest landesbanks in Germany
    one of the largest commercial banks in India
    one of the largest retail and commercial banks in Spain
    one of the largest insurance companies in Austria
    one of the largest banks in Austria
    one of the largest commercial and retail banks in Sweden
    one of the largest commercial and retail banks in Ireland

Our Experience

In recent years the firm has acted for investors and noteholders in relation to:

    The development of fraudulent misselling claims in the English courts. These arise out of the admissions made in recent years to the US Department of Justice by various global banking groups in connection with the "the packaging, securitization, issuance, marketing and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS)" in the years leading up to the Global Financial Crisis.

    Disputes between institutional borrowers and secured lenders; and between derivatives counterparties, arising out of the fire sale of collateral assets in the wake of market turmoil in the Spring of 2020.