We place a strong emphasis on industry expertise. Nowhere is this more relevant than in the rapidly moving financial services sector, home to a number of our top 20 clients.
The pace of regulatory change, combined with globalisation and advances in technology, has brought new challenges to financial services businesses. Whether a client is a high street bank, a venture capital firm or an independent adviser, legal risk management is an ever present concern - at times competing with other commercial drivers such as the desire for innovation and the demands of a highly competitive market.
Our clients include banks and insurers, distributors and intermediaries, fund managers, sponsors, brokers and underwriters.
We help to set up new businesses and product lines, draft and negotiate client investment management and brokerage agreements and advise on the promotion and sale, as well as the management, of financial products. We negotiate and document the regulatory aspects of corporate transactions, including all components of capital raising both on and off-exchange. We are also increasingly involved in commercial hedging and derivative agreements, having recently acted for two major institutional clients on prudential requirements and transfer of risk.
We have a core financial services team advising on the above areas to a wide range of clients. We deliver effective business solutions, combining first rate technical advice, with a strong commercial focus.