Edmund Sautter advises and represents banks and other financial institutions in disputes, contentious regulatory matters, and associated risk management issues. As a member of Mayer Brown's Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement group, he deals with a range of cross-border and domestic regulatory issues, including regulatory investigations.
Edís experience has covered such matters as money laundering, sanctions, fraud/fraudulent trading, syndicated lending, securitisations, and accounts/mandate issues. He advises on responses to third party (including regulatory) requirements for the production of information, as well as freezing orders, including the establishment of procedures for dealing with such requirements.
Ed advises upon record management issues, in the financial services arena as well as more generally. He regularly writes and presents at conferences on record management topics.
He also advises insurers concerning claims under various categories of policies including those covering finance, political risk, and professional negligence, and he also advises on actuarial negligence claims.
Ed is a ranked individual for litigation in banking and finance (Chambers UK 2007), where he was noted for giving "punchy, commercial and effective advice" to banks and financial institutions immersed in disputes covering a wide range of financing structure and banking products. He was described by clients as a highly commercial litigator who is "not just excellent as a lawyer but as a business adviser, too," and who was also appreciated for his hands-on approach (UK Legal 500 2006).
Ed is also a CEDR Solve mediator and has mediated a number of commercial disputes.
Representing Bank of America in proceedings brought against it by the Liquidators of BCCI.
Successful trial of High Court action to enforce a bank guarantee.
Acting for a substantial financial institution in civil proceedings arising out of the collapse of the Maxwell empire.
Advising on UK regulatory issues arising out of OCC investigation into international bank.
Advising various banks, served with freezing orders in a high profile fraud action by an international bank, concerning jurisdictional aspects of the order.
Cambridge University, BA, 1980, Cambridge University, MA.