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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.

Banking & financial services

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.

  • Corporate

    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.

  • Disputes

    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

    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.

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Our sector expertise

Banking and Financial Services litigation
A diverse set of Banking and Financial Services lawyers who advise on transactions, banking litigation and recovery situations, financial services regulatory matters and insolvency.
Corporate and international banking
Our highly regarded corporate, banking and real estate specialists are here to advise on all aspects of corporate and international banking, including cross-border transactions.
Capital Market Lawyers
Capital Markets
Capital Markets lawyers advising companies, nomads, brokers and investors on AIM, AQSE and the Standard List.
Financial M&A RWK Goodman
Financial services M&A
Financial services mergers and acquisitions - our industry knowledge enables us to offer a strong commercial focus on transactions, enabling us to overcome complex issues and to provide solutions which allow our clients to effectively manage key transactional risks and to get the best possible results.
Restructuring & demergers
Secured lending
Our specialist secured lending team provides advice to lenders and borrowers of all shapes and sizes across the full spectrum of the commercial sector.
Insolvency & Restructuring
Our team can assist corporate and individual clients with a variety of financial issues giving commercial, practical advice. They engage with leading insolvency practitioners across the full spectrum of insolvency and restructuring scenarios.
Corporate governance
Corporate governance & advisory
Our Corporate team provides a broad range of advice to clients on areas including Companies Act compliance and UK corporate governance requirements.
Real Estate
Real Estate is a core part of most businesses and requires careful structuring and planning in order to maximise returns and drive profits. Our real estate lawyers advise on the myriad of issues affecting real estate as an asset class; from advising on the best funding structures for acquiring real estate to joint venture arrangements for development projects.
commercial lawyers
Successful outcomes by becoming an extension of clients’ teams. We are commercial lawyers who understand your business and deliver results.
Business Dispute Resolution
In the ever-changing legal landscape, with sharpening competition and advancing technology, our clients are facing new and unique challenges.
HELP for HR and Employment
Employment & Immigration
Employment law never stops evolving. Talk to our employment law specialists about how we can help manage your workforce
Employment advice for senior executives
Employment law advice for company directors and senior executives
As a company director or senior executive, your terms of employment may be different to those of your junior colleagues. Our employment lawyers are on hand to advise you whenever you need help or guidance.

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.

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