Banking & financial services lawyers
The banking and financial services landscape is ever evolving and poses increasingly complex challenges. Our experienced team provides expert legal advice across what are becoming increasingly complex transactions.
Specialist legal support in the banking & financial services sector.
In a sector facing stringent demands from borrowers, regulators and other stakeholders, you need lawyers who understand your world.
To lend or not to lend. Managing risk and protecting your position. Staying ahead of the pack. We understand finance and the challenges facing the industry so you can rest easy as we guide you through transactions.
Our clients include banks of all shapes and sizes (international and UK-based), alternative lenders, borrowers, interested third parties, investors, employers, entrepreneurs and corporates so we understand the multi-faceted viewpoints of the finance world. Whatever your perspective, we have you covered.
We work with banks and lenders on domestic and cross-border lending, at head office and branch level. We provide advice on a broad range of lending transactions and security arrangements.
Nobody wants to face conflict, whether it’s a borrower defaulting on a loan, a contractual dispute, an issue raised by the regulator or the fallout from an investment or secured position. But should the occasion arise, our team is able to draw on our experience to deliver the support you want and need. We represent clients in High Court litigation and disputes involving complex cross-border legal implications.
Real estate is one of the pillars of the finance industry. Our real estate, corporate, tax and construction lawyers understand how crucial property is to every business. And it needs careful structuring and planning to drive profits. We work with lenders, developers, landowners, tenants and entrepreneurs to find the best structures, arrangements and protection for your business.
Regulatory and investigations
Is that the sound of a whistle blowing? When an internal investigation is required or the FCA comes calling, we will act fast and give clear advice to get you answers and protect your business. We partner with regulated firms and individuals to investigate systems and control irregularities, market abuse, AML issues, non-financial misconduct, self-reporting and whistleblowing.
Financial Headwinds. Are we banking on uncertainty?
In this report, we share the results of our conversations with leading banks, alternative lenders and borrowers.
Given the powerful links between finance and property, the downturn in the real estate market and predictions over the fall in property prices have wide-ranging implications for the banking industry. Our contributors share their views on the ongoing property price correction, prospects for the development of infrastructure and what lending options borrowers are choosing in the current market.
Our sector expertise
Data Breaches - When, Not If
We come into contact with clients’ cyber and data protection issues every day and understand the profound effect they have on businesses, reputations and livelihoods.
For an SME, it is all too easy to dismiss cyber incidents and data breaches. Too often, these are seen as issues that only affect much larger entities or organisations that hold certain types of special category data. “It’s not going to affect us” is a very dangerous mindset. In this day and age, a data breach is a question of when, not if.
Read our report to find out how businesses can reduce the risk.