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.
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.
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 global financial services and regulation practice is structured around its core regulatory strengths – governance, conduct and markets.
We advise both regulated and non-regulated firms on a range of matters relating to market structure and integrity, including responding to changing requirements, organising business structures to comply and maximise opportunities globally, and dealing with potential issues.
Our areas of work include
- Asset and wealth management
- 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
Financial services regulation hub
With insights from our legal, risk and compliance, and government relations experts, this hub will keep you up to date on regulatory change as it happens.
Regulation Tomorrow blog
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Regulation and investigations
Our global regulation and investigations lawyers provide clients a ‘one-stop,’ connected international service to help navigate the legal, procedural, governance and reputational aspects of regulatory and compliance issues, investigations and litigation worldwide.
Our risk consulting practice is committed to helping our clients evolve their business models and thrive within an increasingly complex environment. The team advises clients across the full spectrum of compliance, governance, and risk management matters, working in partnership with the firm’s lawyers to deliver holistic, comprehensive and business-focused advice.
Government relations and public policy
Our lawyers worldwide advise federal and national, regional and local government and public authorities in the development of policies and legislation and on the enforcement of regulation. We assist government clients in all matters of litigation including on government procurement disputes, public corruption investigations and public inquiries.