From Barlow Clowes to the Abacha litigation, our regulatory defence team has a long-established reputation for acting in high-profile cases and investigations across the financial services industry and other sectors.
The aftermath of the global financial crisis has ushered in a climate of intense scrutiny of banks and corporations, wherever they are domiciled, by government regulators and criminal prosecutors. Navigating the increasingly complex international regulatory frameworks is challenging for businesses, particularly for those operating in multiple jurisdictions in new and emerging markets.
Our regulatory defence practice covers jurisdictions across the breadth of our global network; and extends across all our sector practices but includes particular experience in the insurance and financial services, aviation and trade and commodities sectors.
The contentious regulatory team has an outstanding track-record in high profile investigations. It acts for regulated firms and individuals and is well acquainted with the internal workings of regulators including the FCA, the Stock Exchange, the Office of Fair Trade, the Competition Commission, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Environment Agency, among others.