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Banking and financial services

Global protection for financial institutions.

Our financial institution clients come to us for our global perspective, closely integrated team covering all the major financial markets, sector knowledge and understanding of local regulators.

We believe we are the leading global practice for regulatory and litigation work in the financial services sector and the most complete international practice in the market, with significant teams across the main financial centres in Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East.

We understand the need to have local expertise, and to offer an integrated global defence. Our lawyers are among the leaders in the field who know well and deal often with the local regulators, as well as claimant law firms. We combine this expertise with knowledge of our clients’ businesses and our experience of multijurisdictional investigations and litigation to offer a service that is multidisciplinary, efficient and unified.

Our team, which includes a number of former regulators and prosecutors, has acted on the highest-profile white collar, tax, and antitrust investigations – whether they be internal or driven by regulatory enforcement action.

Client successes

MiFID II is the revised version of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, the EU legislation regulating firms that provide services to clients linked to financial instruments. We are advising on regulatory implementation and compliance.

Several of these mandates have moved from initial advice to the proposed implementation of Brexit plans.

This was the biggest investigation post the financial crisis, involving more than 25 regulators in more than 10 countries.