The pace of change in financial services continues. Consumer habits are changing, financial technology is altering service delivery, and regulation is responding and evolving. To stay ahead of the pack you need lawyers who are always learning about the latest developments, leading debate on new regulation, and constantly adapting to change.
We have a multidisciplinary transactional, regulatory, and advisory team recognized globally for supporting clients at the very forefront of the financial services industry. We are able to offer a one-stop-shop for our clients, providing services ranging from international product launches and high- profile regulatory issues to corporate and commercial transactions.
Whether you are in the commercial and retail bank, investment bank, asset management, market infrastructure, or FinTech space, our lawyers offer you a wealth of experience. We cover the credit, banking and payments markets, advising on local and multijurisdictional regulation, product development and distribution, documentation, establishment of lending and banking businesses. This is in addition to developing financial services structures, governance and commercial arrangements and transactions, and financing and commercial agreements.
We are fully aware of the sophisticated nature of your clients and your need to provide complex and often highly flexible solutions to them. Therefore, we provide a truly holistic perspective and understanding of new and existing legal and regulatory challenges, which few of our competitors are able to match. We help our clients innovate, deliver ground-breaking products, and capitalize on change.
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Areas of Focus
Advised Erste Abwicklungsanstalt on its €71bn acquisition of assets from WestLB.
Advised TSB Bank plc on the acquisition of £3.3bn of former Northern Rock mortgages and loans from Cerberus Capital Management group.
Advised The London Metal Exchange on the establishment of LME Clear, an EMIR-compliant metal derivatives CCP.
Advised Tesco Bank on the launch of a current account, an important market development challenging the dominance of the high street banks in the UK current account sector.
Advised Citigroup on the implementation of the EU's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and its effect on their contract terms.
Advised BlackRock on separate outsourcings of global custody, fund accounting and transfer agency services to State Street, JPMorgan, Investment Bank and Trust, and Citibank.
Advised Paypal on all aspects of its China business, including making the first ever application by a non-Chinese company for a payments license to the Chinese central bank.
Advised an online bank in relation to its terms and conditions, website structure, data collection mechanisms, and the data protection implications of sharing data.
Advised BancAlliance and Fundation on their partnership to bring a new small business lending technology solution to over 200 community banks in the U.S.
Provided monitoring, advocacy, coalition building/leadership, and technical support on many aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act and on other significant financial legislation.
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