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Financial institutions

Banks and financial institutions are operating against a highly regulated and constantly changing landscape. It is critical that advisers to the sector appreciate and can respond to the challenges and disruption this presents and we are well placed to do just that.

Our long history of working with financial institutions and innovative technology companies combined with our financial sector knowledge makes us perfectly placed to advise clients operating in this fast moving area.

We act for borrowers and sponsors, funds and family offices, asset managers, bank and non-bank lenders, payment service providers and institutions across multiple jurisdictions. Clients come to us for our expertise in acquisition finance, corporate lending, real estate finance, development finance, project finance, trade and receivables finance, venture debt, litigation funding, restructurings and Islamic finance.

Our disputes and investigations team also handles disputes right across the spectrum, from enforcement of security for commercial lending through to claims for hundreds of millions concerning the most complex structured products and derivatives. The team has advised financial institutions on investigations and enforcement action involving financial regulators and other enforcement agencies worldwide, and represents senior managers caught up in investigations into regulatory and other wrongdoing or facing enforcement action as a result.

Our financial services specialists have expert knowledge, relevant in-house and regulator experience and a practical understanding of the financial services industry, its products and the regulatory environment. The team advises on all aspects of setting up, operating and developing financial services businesses.

Our lawyers also have sector-specific experience of how corporate, data protection, competition and employment law impacts business. We work with clients to navigate different regulatory regimes.

In addition, reputational risks posed by data breaches, coupled with increased international regulation, the need to keep the best people, and global uncertainty present major challenges for financial institutions. Our breadth of expertise across the sector means we are well placed to help clients mitigate any potential risk.

At the heart of our approach is an ability to work seamlessly across legal disciplines in order to solve your most complex problems.

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Financial services regulatory

Keeping ahead of regulatory developments: the new regulatory initiatives grid

21 May 2020
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by multiple authors

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Financial services regulatory

Business interruption insurance – the FCA seeks legal clarity

18 May 2020
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by Charlotte Hill and Daniel Hirschfield

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Financial services regulatory

Financial Services update - May 2020

7 May 2020
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by Charlotte Hill and Daniel Hirschfield

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme – is it suitable for your business?

17 April 2020
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by multiple authors

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Our team

Please feel free to contact any of the people listed here for more information about our capabilities and their expertise in the Financial Institutions sector in your jurisdiction. You can also search for a particular individual or see the whole team by using our people finder.

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The Guide spans more than 60 countries and takes the form of an interactive online map, which clients can use to compare national data protection laws in multiple jurisdictions. 

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