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. At the heart of this practice is our renowned expertise in trade and post-trade regulation, including reporting and benchmarks, for all asset classes including commodity derivatives. This is supplemented by our practical approach to risk and compliance and internal investigations in key areas of integrity such as anti-money laundering and market abuse. We also offer our clients market-leading FinTech and payments regulatory practice groups who work on innovative product offerings for both financial institutions and FinTechs
This resource hub has been designed to help you manage and respond to this evolving area, with a range of updates, training, videos and other insights from our team of lawyers and risk consultants.
What is the ICARA process and what is an ICARA document? Practical issues for firms
The new Investment Firm Prudential Regime introduces an internal capital and risk assessment (ICARA) process for both small and non-interconnected investment firms (SNI firms) and non-SNI firms. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has highlighted that the introduction of this new regime is an opportunity to re-establish the expectations for firms' internal governance and risk management that reflects and builds upon the framework previously established in FCA guidance.
Navigating financial crime risks in the time of cryptoassets
In recent years, cryptoassets have slowly but surely gained legitimacy, with more mainstream consumer and institutional investors embracing crypto-related investment opportunities.
Digital Operational Resilience in the Financial Sector
This webinar in the Government Relations and Public Policy Briefing Series focuses on the state of play and next steps in the EU's and the UK's efforts to create comprehensive legal and regulatory regimes for digital operational resilience for the financial sector.
The evolving regulatory landscape
While the market prices of digital assets such as Bitcoin are drawing a lot of attention lately, there is a much bigger and frankly more exciting story to be told.
How FinTech has transformed the business landscape
As FinTech has brought rapid and profound changes to the world on a broad scale, business, financial institutions and even law firms must adapt to these changes to have a chance to succeed in the long term.
Anti-money laundering and market abuse trends in the UK
The anti-money laundering (AML) and market abuse landscapes have continued to be turbulent over the last 18-24 months, and this trend is set to continue.
IFR/IFD: The new prudential regime for MiFID II investment firms
Set to take effect in Europe on 26 June 2021 and in the UK on 1 January 2022, the Investment Firm Regulation (IFR) and the Investment Firm Directive (IFD) will make significant changes to the framework governing investment firms authorised under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II).
New European commodity derivatives regime
In July 2020, the European Commission (“the Commission”) published targeted amendments to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II).
Navigating global crypto-custody requirements
As the global crypto economy continues to grow and mature, one area stands out as a critical core capability: custody. In this webinar, members of our global financial services team will compare notes on their jurisdiction's approach to crypto-custody and the use of crypto-assets as collateral.
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Financial services regulation hub
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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.
We have a proven track record of advising a broad range of clients on complex and sensitive matters in the conduct space, both on the advisory and contentious side, many of which carry significant reputational risk.