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With established operations in the key global finance hubs and a practice combining broad transactional and regulatory expertise and experience with one of the world's elite dispute resolution teams, we help clients navigate an increasingly challenging environment across the full spectrum of financial services.

Whether advising global listed banks, insurers and brokers on marquee transactions, fintechs on cutting-edge product design, or steering investment firms through the ceaseless flow of regulation, we draw on decades of sector experience to support clients wherever their business takes them.

Our client list includes many of the world’s leading financial institutions, including banks, insurers, asset managers, payment providers and alternative credit funds. Our cross-practice service includes: 

  • Corporate matters, including M&A, joint ventures, flotations and restructurings, backed by a 700-lawyer transactional practice globally
  • Financial transaction services and complex risk management transfer arrangements such as regulated portfolio transfers
  • High-stakes litigation and investigations, drawing on our unparalleled financial disputes practice
  • Regulatory work, spanning the full range of compliance and contentious matters across all major product lines
  • Financing and securities, including debt issuance, derivatives, acquisition finance and structured products
  • Asset management and investment funds, including fund formation
  • Digital transformation and the emergence of new financial service models
  • Market-leading cross-disciplinary expertise on ESG issues

Our clients can also count on a full range of complementary disciplines to address the strategic issues impacting the industry, including competition, employment, tax and pensions. Our global network provides sector-focussed coverage across the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, drawing on over 2,600 lawyers across the network.

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