Industry

Financial Institutions

Financial technology is changing the face of financial services and overturning assumptions about the way they are delivered. Disruptive technologies are challenging the traditional models for the provision of services.

Representative experience

We advised Allianz Global Investors GmbH on the global outsourcing of investor services to State Street for its entire global fund range covering more than €450bn in AUM.

We advised M&G on the launches of three real estate debt funds to invest in pan-European CRE debt, which raised over £1.6bn in aggregate.

We acted for approximately 50% of the UK banking industry and 24 continental European payment services providers on PSD and PSD2 implementation.

We have represented multiple global financial institutions in litigation alleging manipulation of financial benchmarks and anticompetitive conduct.

We advised Regions Financial on its partnership with online lender Fundation to provide commercial loans to small businesses through a dedicated web portal.

We advised Zopa on its launch as the world's first peer-to-peer lender of its type and continue to advise on various product and regulatory issues.

We continue to advise BTA Bank in one of the biggest fraud cases to have ever come before the English courts.

We advised a syndicate of 11 banks on their US$3.2bn loan to the COFCO Group, one of China's largest state-owned companies.

We advised TSB Bank plc to acquire £3.3bn of former Northern Rock mortgages and loans.

We advised Optimal Payments Plc on €1.1bn transformational Skrill acquisition, their £451m rights issue, and €500m debt facility and subsequent step-up to the Main Market.

Blog Post

Luxembourg's first dip before surfing on the blockchain wave

On 14 February 2019, the Luxembourg Parliament adopted the bill (the "Bill")(*) amending the law dated 1 August 2001 on the circulation of securities (the "Securities Law").

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Hogan Lovells Publications

FIG Bulletin, 15 February 2019

We are delighted to send you our latest e-newsletter, setting out developments from 11th to 15th February 2019.

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Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

ABA Conference for Community Bankers

Washington, D.C. partner and co-head of the firm’s global Fund Formation Practice Group, David Winter, will serve as panelist at the upcoming ABA Conference for Community Bankers in...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Global Bribery and Corruption Outlook 2019

The increased reach of anti-bribery and corruption laws and regulations can be seen around the world. Rising fines and sanctions are creating greater liabilities and more complex regimes.

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Events

Hogan Lovells Annual Middle East Dispute Resolution Seminar 2019

Emerging changes: Recent developments in arbitration and litigation in the UAE

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Blog Post

What lies ahead for UK payments and retail banking regulation in 2019?

2018 was dominated by preparations, or talk about preparations, for Brexit and 2019 started out in the same vein, with many firms planning for the worst while hoping for the best.

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