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Financial institutions & insurance

Banks and financial institutions are operating against a highly regulated and constantly changing landscape. It is critical that advisers to the sector appreciate and can respond to the challenges and disruption this presents and we are well placed to do just that.

Our long history of working with financial institutions and innovative technology companies combined with our financial sector knowledge makes us perfectly placed to advise clients operating in this fast-moving area.

We act for borrowers and sponsors, funds and family offices, asset managers, bank and non-bank lenders, payment service providers and institutions across multiple jurisdictions. Clients come to us for our expertise in acquisition finance, corporate lending, real estate finance, development finance, project finance, trade and receivables finance, venture debt, litigation funding, restructurings and Islamic finance.

Our Disputes and Investigations team also handles disputes right across the spectrum, from enforcement of security for commercial lending through to claims for hundreds of millions concerning the most complex structured products and derivatives. The team has advised financial institutions on investigations and enforcement action involving financial regulators and other enforcement agencies worldwide, and represents senior managers caught up in investigations into regulatory and other wrongdoing or facing enforcement action as a result.

Our financial services specialists have expert knowledge, relevant in-house and regulator experience and a practical understanding of the financial services industry, its products and the regulatory environment. The team advises on all aspects of setting up, operating and developing financial services businesses.

Our lawyers also have sector-specific experience of how corporate, data protection, competition and employment law impacts business. We work with clients to navigate different regulatory regimes.

In addition, reputational risks posed by data breaches, coupled with increased international regulation, the need to keep the best people, and global uncertainty present major challenges for financial institutions. Our breadth of expertise across the sector means we are well placed to help clients mitigate any potential risk.

At the heart of our approach is an ability to work seamlessly across legal disciplines in order to solve your most complex problems.

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Financial services regulatory

"Landmark" Financial Services and Markets Bill published

25 July 2022
Briefing

by Charlotte Hill and Daniel Hirschfield

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Financial services regulatory

Financial services regulatory update - July 2022

11 July 2022

by Charlotte Hill and Daniel Hirschfield

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Sidebar - Season 2: Spotlight on ESG

ESG: insuring a greener future

How can insurance products help manage climate change risk, and what role does the sector have to play in the future of our planet?

7 July 2022
24:25

by Jonny Bethell

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Venture capital

Taylor Wessing advises Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board on €250 million expansion of Trade Republic's Series C funding round

21 June 2022

by multiple authors

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Our team

Please feel free to contact any of the people listed here for more information about our capabilities and their expertise in the Financial Institutions sector in your jurisdiction. You can also search for a particular individual or see the whole team by using our people finder.

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TW: Cyber Response

Our data breach mobile app helps organisations prepare for and respond to data breaches. Organisations will face potential multi-million pound fines for data breaches after 25 May 2018.  TW:Cyber Response provides practical assistance to help clients prepare for and manage breaches as effectively as possible, to minimise their exposure to regulatory action, litigation risk, and reputational damage. The app is available to download from the App Store and Google Play Store.

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15 September

16:00 - 19:00

Seminar

Taylor Wessing Regulatory Evening

The event will be held in Polish.

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