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The financial services sector sits at the heart of domestic and international markets and politics. World financial markets are increasingly connected, interdependent and sensitive, a fact highlighted in recent years by the global financial recession and underlined by the ongoing challenges for firms, governments and regions seeking to stabilise and grow in a constantly evolving environment.
Financial services firms, their clients, and those whose dealings bring them into contact with the sector, face a number of operational, regulatory and market challenges. The support of independent sector-driven, responsive, commercial and pragmatic legal professionals is crucial for those seeking to succeed in such a competitive environment. This extends beyond the traditional service requirement of advice and representation connected to direct contentious and regulatory issues, to ongoing strategic and tactical input relevant to firms’ operations, risk and market considerations, and the courage to challenge a firm’s plans and convictions from a technical and commercial legal perspective.
Our financial services group draws together a group of experienced and multi-disciplinary teams that provide contentious and non-contentious advice and support to the financial services sector. Drawing upon our deep sector knowledge and understanding, we advise across the broad range of our clients’ legal requirements with the empathy, commerciality and collaboration required to provide cost-effective solutions to the broad range of our clients’ challenges, whether simple or complex, short or long term.
Fraud litigation and asset recovery are multifaceted, and require not only highly specialised knowledge, but the ability to operate simultaneously and seamlessly across jurisdictions by applying common and civil law litigation tools and tactics.
This professional indemnity update covers: testing witness evidence, inaccurate tax returns, disclaimers, and scope of duty.
Hear from financial services litigation lawyer, Nick Pontt, commercial dispute litigation partner, Dominic Offord, and guests from a whole host of financial services institutions including Grant Thornton and British Bankers’ Association for an insight into our recent event focused on fraud.
In this short video Paula Dumbill brings you the latest in technology law, looking firstly at a recent case on software and the Commercial Agents Regulations.
Helena Wootton talks about the result of the EU referendum and its impact on data protection reforms, together with an update on new directives.
Acting for the Trustee of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC and the estate of Bernard L. Madoff, regarding the largest financial fraud in world history. Our role has centred on the progression of claims in the role of General and Strategic Counsel to the Trustee, and has included advising on substantial multi-jurisdictional funded litigation, in addition to instructing, managing and co-ordinating offshore counsel.
Acting for Bruno Iksil (the so-called “London Whale”) in relation to fraudulent trading of derivatives at the London offices of JP Morgan in various matters, including defamation and employment issues and more generally in relation to the subsequent investigations by the US Federal Reserve, SEC, and FBI.
Acting for a global insurer on their internal investigations, insurance coverage and defence matters in relation to independent financial advisers recommending payment protections insurance to their clients and subsequent mis-selling.
Acting for the executors and court-appointed administrators of a multi-million pound estate, including conducting and coordinating a multi-jurisdictional investigation into the activities of various parties and engaging in litigation to trace and recover misappropriated funds from locations offshore and in South America.
The potentially destructive economic effects of climate change are well documented, yet businesses and politicians alike, are failing to address the issue.
The Bank of England has recently made some interesting comments on the value of its FinTech Accelerator, stating that it was set up “precisely to develop our practical experience of FinTech.”
On 5 July 2016, the European Commission published a bold plan to bring virtual currency exchange platforms and custodian wallet providers under the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive.
The Court of Appeal has declined to follow the controversial decision in Raithatha v Williamson which allowed a Trustee in Bankruptcy to compel a bankrupt to elect to draw pension entitlements.
Senior Partner and Head of Business & Professional Risk
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