BlackLion Law’s team has honed its skills by successfully representing individuals in claims against financial institutions and in the mediation of complex corporate, commercial and property disputes.
Founder: Negar Yazdani
Negar set up BlackLion Law to specialise in the litigation of financial irregularity claims, acting on behalf of claimants against banks. She is an English-qualified lawyer and honed her aggressive tactical skills under renowned litigators at a leading law firm before moving into corporate and finance law. She then spent a significant part of her career in debt capital markets origination, commercial mortgage backed real estate securitisation and international structured finance, as an investment banker at RBS, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. As a consequence of her origination and structuring experience, she understands the technical financial structuring of complex financial instruments.
Best known for her recent work aggressively pursuing claims against financial institutions that arose out of the mis-selling of payment protection insurance, Negar has overseen more than 17,000 cases against banks through to conclusion in the past five years, pursuing cases up to the High Court. Alongside her practice in banking and finance litigation, she also specialises in contentious and non-contentious private client work, corporate and commercial litigation, real estate disputes, fraud and misconduct claims and mediation.
Lara Robson – Partner
Dealing with multi-million pound disputes for high net-worth individuals and leading companies across a number of jurisdictions, Lara brings technical expertise combined with an incisive and strategic approach to managing and resolving disputes to achieve results. Her focus is on achieving commercially sensible results for clients by finding the best solution for the particular circumstances. As a higher court advocate she represents clients in a variety of hearings in the High Court as well as working closely with specialist and leading barristers to bring the right team to each case to achieve the client’s desired outcome.
Lara’s practice covers the full range of high value commercial disputes in both litigation and arbitration including shareholder disputes, breach of contract, professional negligence and fraud claims in a range of sectors including finance, real estate, technology and leisure. She has extensive experience in a wide range of matters including acting for claimants in a £350m worldwide hotel dispute including successfully obtaining urgent injunctive relief and dealing with simultaneous proceedings in London, New York, British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, acting for a technology rainmaker against UK and US technology companies in respect of a multimillion pound claim for commission and equity, acting for a number of high net worth individuals against banks and financial institutions including acting for an entrepreneur in a EUR150m claim against a bank for fraud and breach of guarantee.