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Jake Hardy

Jake Hardy is an experienced banking and financial services litigator, with a particular focus on complex products and technical quantum and causation issues. He is a Partner in RPC's market-leading financial litigation practice.

Jake's primary focus for the past 20 years has been in complex banking, capital markets and financial markets disputes.

He has advised on numerous disputes involving derivatives, structured products, leveraged loans, hedging arrangements and securities lending/borrowing arrangements, as well as a broad spectrum of disputes involving fund investments, bond and other financial instrument defaults and restructurings, trade and asset finance.

Jake has acted on some of the foremost cases on misselling investments and products, defective financial advice, and mismanagement of assets, collateral and portfolios.

Acting for a broad range of clients, he regularly acts for banks, asset managers, private equity houses, hedge funds and high net worth individuals. He has a particular interest and ability in the analysis of complex contracts and dealing with issues of causation and loss in the context of heavyweight financial litigation.

Jake also acts on fraud claims and asset tracing, general commercial disputes, arbitrations, and public law and judicial review, generally in a financial industry context.

Relevant work

Acting for a German banking institution in claims relating to tri-party repo contracts and involving disputes over the valuation and eligibility of collateral with the tri-party collateral manager and a Lehman entity

Acting for a distressed value fund in a dispute over concerning 'hedging arrangements' entered into by a investment bank which was a partner in a private equity asset

Acting for an Australian hedge fund in a dispute arising from Total Return Swap arrangements entered into with a leading English investment bank

Acting for investors in English proceedings brought against BNYM as trustee by investors in restructured Argentina debt securities, arising out of and in connection with the Republic of Argentina litigation before the NY Courts

JPMorgan Chase v Springwell Navigation Corporation – acting for the investor in a $500m claim involving allegations of mis-selling, negligent advice and misrepresentation

Directory quotes

"Jake Hardy is the long-time right-hand man for Tom Hibbert. He keeps large teams running brilliantly and is calm and unflappable." - Legal 500 UK 2023