Financial Services and Regulation

Global capabilities for a global industry

Our global financial services and regulation practice helps our clients navigate the evolving and increasingly complex regulatory environment, working seamlessly across major business and financial hubs.

Structured around three core regulatory focus areas – governance, conduct and markets issues – our team is well-known for its regulatory, advisory, transactional, investigations and enforcement work with the largest players in both wholesale and retail financial services, including banks, asset and wealth managers, brokers, market infrastructure providers, commodities firms, payments providers and FinTechs.

A market-leading practice

We are recognized for supporting clients at the very forefront of the financial services industry and we are regularly instructed by some of the world’s leading global institutions on complex, high-value and multi-jurisdictional matters.

More than just legal advice

Our multidisciplinary team of contentious and non-contentious lawyers, risk and compliance professionals and government relations and public policy strategists provides clients with an “end-to-end” service, combining deep legal and regulatory knowledge with practical industry experience.

Deep insight into regulation and regulators across the globe 

With extensive experience working with the world’s leading financial regulators and enforcement agencies,  insight into the internal workings, the underlying policies which shape their approach, and the sensitivities of dealing with such institutions.

Global reach

With offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, we are truly global. This global presence, combined with extensive experience and knowledge of regional and international regulations and laws, makes us well positioned to help clients wherever they conduct business.

Driving efficiency 

We are solutions driven. Relationship management, flexibility, utilising new technological solutions and the strength of our global network all help to achieve the collective common aim for our clients – a timely, efficient and successful matter delivered to budget.

Key areas of focus

Our areas of work include

  • Asset and wealth management
  • Authorizations
  • Banking regulation
  • Change in control
  • Custody and client money
  • Documentation, including and contractual
  • Financial crime
  • FinTech and RegTech
  • Fixed income, currencies and commodities
  • Government relations and public policy
  • Individual accountability, including senior management and corporate governance
  • Investigations and enforcement
  • Investment funds
  • Market conduct and benchmarks
  • Market infrastructure and post-trade, including brokerage and trading on and off platforms, clearing and settlement
  • New product launches
  • Regulatory issues for unregulated firms
  • Regulatory reporting
  • Sanctions and controls
  • Sourcing and technology
  • Structured trade and commodity finance
  • Sustainable finance regulation

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