Oran Gelb is Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s UK head of Banking Litigation. He has acted on high profile litigation and investigations for some of the largest global financial institutions as well as clients in a range of other sectors, including technology, telecoms, retail and transport. He has represented clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He has also represented firms and individuals in front of regulators and competition authorities in the UK, Europe, the US and Asia.
Oran has detailed insight into how global institutions operate. He has spent time working in-house on client secondments at Morgan Stanley, Barclays and The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Oran is recognised in Chambers and Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for Banking Litigation and Commercial Litigation.
He is described in those directories as “incredibly intelligent and incredibly diligent - a star of the future” and combining “excellent analytical and tactical judgement with a commercial, client-friendly approach'”. Examples of recent work include: internal and regulatory investigations for global investment banks relating to a variety of matters including foreign exchange sales and trading, alleged mismarking, transaction reporting and competition breaches in bond markets, acting for a major telecoms provider in a ongoing legal proceedings with another major telecoms company, a contractual dispute for a hedge fund defending claims by a firm alleging it was owed introductory fees for bringing new investments to the fund; defending a major bank and its employee against claims for fraud, negligence and unjust enrichment by a victim of a substantial Ponzi scheme.
Oran is a contributing author to Financial Regulation: Emerging Themes in 2021 – an extensive collection of articles around the themes of Brexit; Regulatory Change; Regulatory and Litigation Risk; Technology; Governance; and Sustainability and People.