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Regulatory and compliance advisory

Financial services regulatory

Freshfields’ top-tier financial regulatory practice works seamlessly across major business and financial hubs in EMEA, the US and APAC. The intellectual capital of the team spans decades of work on the most complex regulatory requirements, multijurisdictional matters and thought-leadership initiatives.

​Our lawyers are known for their advisory and transactional work with the largest financial markets participants on both the buy and sell side, including banks, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, private wealth and boutique M&A, market infrastructure players and fintech firms.

As well as advising on the most important transactions in the sector, recent work includes transformational Brexit-related mandates, which involve helping clients analyse their businesses in light of a base-case Brexit scenario and developing contingency plans to address the potential impact of the UK leaving the EU. 

Clients also come to us for bespoke advice on the full range of regulatory issues, including licensing, governance, culture and conduct, as well as regulatory capital and recovery and resolution planning.

At our clients’ request, the practice team provides market-leading legal and strategic commentary in our monthly FS Insights newsletter.

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