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    Financial Services Regulation & Funds Legal Services

The pace of regulatory change in financial services and investment funds is unprecedented, with increasing involvement of regulators in the EU and globally.

At the same time new technology, markets and customers offers innovative companies great opportunities for growth.

Financial services businesses need to constantly review and revise their practices and procedures to meet the challenges of this evolving landscape. We make it our business to be at the forefront of anticipating and understanding these changes so that we can guide and support you through them.

Investment funds are developing new investment strategies, structures and technological processes to widen their access to larger pools of investors. Our team advises both authorised and unauthorised funds located both onshore and offshore. This expertise for clients is increasingly important as the boundaries between authorised and alternative funds have become blurred with the implementation of new regulations.

Our financial services regulation law expertise

Our client expertise ranges from international institutions to independent firms and senior executives. They include:

In addition to helping you with your regulatory and legal issues, we are focused on advising on transactional and strategic matters. This includes advising you on contentious matters where you are dealing with regulatory and investigations, helping to protect your business and client relationships.

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FCA Authorisation: Do I need to be FCA-regulated? 

UK Financial services regulation has a broad scope. If you are unsure about whether your business is subject to FCA regulation you should seek legal advice. Find out more here.

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I have worked with the team for a number of years and find their knowledge of derivatives legislation and market practice second to none and much more in-depth in comparison with other firms I have worked with.

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Our financial services regulation & funds services

Investment Funds Legal Services

Investment Funds

Whether you are focussed on single asset or multi-asset investment strategies, we have the expertise to help you with experience in alternative investment funds and UCITS.

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Private Funds Legal Services

Private Funds

Our team of specialists advise on the full range of fund structures, implementing innovative and commercial solutions tailored to your strategic requirements. 

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Charles Russell Speechlys’ highly regarded insurance team has advised clients in the insurance sector over many years.

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Charles Russell Speechlys advises a broad range of wholesale and sell side firms.

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