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Financial Services

The pace of change in the financial services sector is unprecedented. 

New regulations, both domestic and international, new market entrants, an increasing reliance on technology and greater scrutiny from the public, investors, government and the media all add to the ongoing commercial pressures of operating in an uncertain economic landscape.

As a firm with its headquarters in the City of London, supporting the financial services sector has always been at the heart of our business. Our understanding of the issues the sector faces enables us to advise clients on the best ways to operate their businesses.

Our clients range from senior executives to international institutions. They encompass a wide-range of businesses from wholesale, trading and markets to retail financial services businesses. They include:

  • retail and investment banks
  • private banks 
  • non-bank lenders
  • investment funds 
  • investment and asset managers
  • advisers and intermediaries
  • insurance companies
  • pension funds
  • MTFs and systematic internalisers
  • brokers, dealers and market makers, and
  • service providers to the financial services industry.

One of the many reasons clients choose to work with us is that they can draw on the depth and breadth of expertise across the whole firm. Colleagues from different legal disciplines join forces to provide comprehensive, tailored solutions to problems that require an integrated approach.

We are able to assist financial services sector clients on all aspects of their business including financial services regulatory advice, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, disputes, and regulatory investigations, commercial contracts, data protection, intellectual property, outsourcing, employment, remuneration and incentives.

We have lawyers serving financial services clients based in all our offices in the UK, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Bahrain and Qatar. Our presence in the Middle East means that we can offer particular expertise ensuring compliance with Sharia principles. In addition, we have extensive experience working with clients in the USA, Africa and the Caribbean.