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Banking And Finance

Banking And Finance

Uncertain economies demand legal strategies that address regulatory and enforcement risks and the costs of compliance. We advise some of the largest financial services companies and institutions on both their day-to-day operations and wider strategic objectives.

We help our clients contend with banking industry restructurings, regulatory demands and the compliance costs that have come with reform.

We have the worldwide resources to represent clients in large banking and commercial transactions, as well as to meet their needs in regulatory, public policy and enforcement areas. Our clients include asset managers, building societies, capital markets and their participants, investment banks, national regulators, private banks, private equity firms, professional services organizations engaged principally in financial services and retail banks. In addition, we regularly work with retail intermediaries involved in the selling of financial services to consumers.


Our practice covers asset, corporate, debt, Islamic, project, real estate and structured finance, alongside derivatives.

We have long been active in the global asset-backed and structured finance markets. We represent leading market participants, including many of the most active issuers, originator/servicers, fund managers, investors and insurers. We have extensive experience structuring deals with unusually complex structures for a wide variety of asset classes.

Litigation and International Arbitration

We manage financial disputes by providing robust, timely and thorough advice on regulatory, legal and reputational issues. We provide a coordinated response to commercial conflicts in all the major jurisdictions. We provide on-the-spot support where a rapid response is critical to securing assets or funds through local courts and procedures.

We advise on claims involving financial institutions and on all aspects of financial regulation, including authorization, systems and controls, compliance arrangements, financial promotions, investigations, discipline and enforcement.

Real Estate

Ours is among the largest real estate practices. What sets us apart is our ability to quickly and efficiently provide legal services in structuring cross-border investments and transactions. We offer a full range of services, including acquisitions and disposals, construction, due diligence on lending secured on real estate, financing, land use, planning and development, leasing, environmental law, insurance and tax.


Global markets give rise to many complicated tax issues that require both knowledge of national legislation – including tax treaties – and an international perspective. We advise on local and national tax as well as a commercially integrated approach to cross-border structures and tax efficiency. We offer a full range of tax services to international financial institutions.