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We have an established contentious regulatory team, with an outstanding track record in high-profile investigations across the financial services sector.

From major cases such as Barlow Clowes 20 years ago, through the Abacha litigation to helping the insurance and financial service industries deal with FSA regulation, we have a depth and breadth of experience that gives our clients a crucial advantage.

Our pedigree in the insurance industry means that we are well-placed to help our core clients deal with market regulation and some of our cases in this sector have been ground-breaking.

We are well acquainted with the internal workings of all the regulators from the FSA to the Stock Exchange, the DTI, the OFT and the Competition Commission. Many of our lawyers have had secondments to the FSA and we maintain a close, professional relationship with that body. We can draw on a team of 12 partners who are all used to handling major regulatory investigations.

On the corporate enquiries side, we have the right blend of robust professionalism to conduct an internal investigation into potential regulatory breaches, and then to deal with any civil litigation that should arise. Our lawyers regularly deal with boards of directors on sensitive issues such as educational training on anti-money laundering legislation to everyday compliance.

We include many City institutions in our client roster such as JP Morgan and Credit Suisse, but we also work for a variety of others including:

  • Individuals and authorised individuals
  • Financial institutions
  • Investment houses
  • Regulators
  • Leading Investment banks
  • Insurers, insurance intermediaries and reinsurers