Our expert lawyers in this area offer
beneficial client solutions to a wide range of Financial Services
Authority (FSA) regulated firms on financial services law and
We advise household names in the financial
services sector with the aim of providing “added value” legal
advice on a variety of projects and are known for our
solutions-based approach and understanding of the principles
There has been a progressive breakdown in
traditional dividing lines between established financial
sectors. One distinctive feature of our firm is our lawyers'
good understanding of the various traditionally distinct areas of
law and regulation in this area. Also, the scope of financial
services regulation is changing, in the UK and in other
jurisdictions. We advise on the consequences and opportunities of
this on regulated firms.
Our financial services lawyers are specialists
who not only understand the relevant law and regulation of the
sector, plus its history and evolution, but are also routinely at
the forefront of new developments in this market.
Contentious regulatory; disputes and
At some point in the life of a financial
services business, there may be regulatory breaches, and disputes.
Whilst the aim is to avoid problems wherever possible, we are here
to help if things do go wrong.
More principles based regulation, and a focus
on outcomes, call for a fresh approach from legal advisers to
regulatory problems and disputes in the financial services sector.
The distinction between litigators and regulatory lawyers has
become blurred and our approach recognises that. With the arrival
of lateral partner Duncan Black, this
area is becoming an increasing focus for our Financial Services
Practice. We are ready for the predicted upsurge in regulatory
interventions by FSA.
We provide lawyers who understand the industry
issues, the regulatory rules and principles, and the litigation
implications of a problem. It is this combination of skills which
is most likely to navigate clients out of difficulty – or better
still prevent problems arising in the first place.
Our work includes advising on FSA enquiries
(including formal enforcement proceedings), or giving a more
informal view as to a potential regulatory problem. We act in
disputes in areas such as investment management, broking and
structured finance issues, to name but a few. Frequently our work
includes a foreign litigation or regulatory dimension.
Our team includes leading experts who can contribute to keeping
your business at the forefront of market developments.