The pace of change in the financial services sector is unprecedented.
New regulations, competition, technology and regulatory scrutiny all add to the ongoing commercial pressures of operating in an uncertain economic landscape.
Whether you are a bank, insurer, asset manager, broker, pension fund or IT company, we can give you strategic advice on the regulatory pressures you may be facing and the great opportunities that new markets and models can offer you for growth.
With financial services experts based in all our offices in the UK, Europe and the Middle East we can also assist you internationally, offering particular expertise ensuring compliance with UK and EU law as well as Sharia principles.
We are here to support you through the many life cycles of your business. We will ensure our technical expertise and personal approach are at the forefront of a collaborative partnership with you and your business.
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Is Buy Now, Pay Later creating a new debt crisis?
BNPL providers are quick to claim that their services are offered with “no interest and no fees”, but is this really the case?
Social Tokens: What are the regulatory challenges in the UK?
Social tokens are one of the latest innovations in the crypto space and have grown significantly in recent years.
PRA to further scrutinise cloud computing in 2022
Diversity and Inclusion: Clear transparency?
This article focuses on the published its Consultation Paper on diversity and inclusion on company boards and executive committees in July.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises FairXchange on investment from United Fintech
FairXchange was founded in 2016, to bring clarity and transparency to execution performance through the provision of independent data.
What does Amazon’s ban of Visa Credit Cards mean for UK consumers?
COP26 and the impact on Property Finance
There is a strong focus on countries ‘building back better’ their economies through green, resilient recovery.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Puma Private Equity on their investment into Everpress
Puma Private Equity offers a wide range of award-winning investments that help to support investors.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Silbury Finance on a £55m facility to a Jersey unit trust
Silbury provides real estate development finance for professional developers seeking to acquire and build in the UK.
Does China’s ban on crypto trading and mining mean the end of Bitcoin and crypto?
The role of IFCs in the post-Brexit environment
International Financial Centres (“IFCs”), are now on a level playing field with the UK when approaching the EU market.
Jessica Arrol Caws
FCA confirms certain synthetic LIBOR settings to remain in 2022
Victoria Younghusband, Jessica Arrol Caws and Giulia Brunello write for The Bahamas Financial Services Board 's GATEWAY Magazine on the role of IFC's in the post-Brexit environment
Victoria and Jessica consider the changing role for IFCs following the approval of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
Jessica Arrol Caws
Good news for offshore private banks: the overseas persons exclusion is here to stay
The Digital Dispute Resolution Rules – How Novel Are They?
Sonia takes an in-depth look at The Digital Dispute Resolution Rules
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Appital Ltd on £2.5m Investment led by Frontline Ventures
Appital is an Equity Capital Marketplace which aims to bring innovation to Equity Capital Markets.
The Business Magazine, Insider Media, Business South and The Surrey Chambers of Commerce report on the firm's involvement in Appital's £2.5m growth capital investment
The injection will accelerate the development of Appital’s technology infrastructure, integration with financial institutions.
Taxation of asset holding companies in alternative fund structures - draft legislation published
The draft legislation is in respect of the much anticipated new regime for asset holding companies.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Duke Royalty on royalty financing agreement with Fairmed Healthcare AG
Duke Royalty is the leading provider of royalty finance to companies in the UK and Europe.
Northern Light: Illuminating IR35
Guy and Hugh take a look at the recent case of Northern Light Solutions Ltd v Revenue and Customs Comrs