Our lawyers have developed a leading regulatory practice that represents the full spectrum of the financial services industry on matters relating to regulatory compliance, antitrust and enforcement issues in the US, UK and around the globe. We help clients in gaining approvals for transactions, domestic and international investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings and civil and criminal litigation, authorizations and arbitration arising from breaches of applicable legal, regulatory, antitrust and compliance requirements and investigations before all financial regulatory agencies.
When we deliver these services, we have real experience from industry-focused experts on how to deal with regulatory matters, disciplinary action and enforcement measures. Team members include alumni from important financial services regulators and who held leadership and senior staff positions in many of them. Our industry-leading Public Policy Practice Group is fully integrated with our regulatory lawyers, enabling us to take a proactive approach to regulatory matters for our clients’ benefit. Our regulatory experts also work closely with our litigation colleagues dealing with major investigations into financial regulatory matters. In short, we deliver both the regulatory knowledge and experience and the skills necessary to advise our clients on handling issues that are very much at the top of our clients’ agendas.
The practice covers a wide range of domestic and international regulatory matters, a sampling of which includes mergers and acquisitions, Dodd-Frank Act and the Volcker Rule, Basel III capital requirements, European Market Infrastructure Regulation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-bribery, Bank Secrecy Act, consumer protection laws and regulations, consumer credit legislation, payment services law and practice, commodity and derivatives trading, swap dealer rules, regulatory examinations and state aid and procurement.