We are Stibbe Financial Institutions specialists

We assist a broad spectrum of clients from investment banks to securities firms, creating tailor-made solutions specifically for their needs.

Financial Institutions

For years we have supported the needs of many financial institutions, most recently during the banking crisis providing expert advice.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of specialisms we provide commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, securities firms, fund managers and payment services providers. 

Our cross-practice team holds an in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry covering all aspects of legal advice for financial institutions. We are intimately familiar with the regulatory environment in which our clients operate.  

Non-contentious matters we act upon include M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, asset management, securitisations, conduct of business issues and regulatory capital. 

The breadth of our financial institution group is truly global, with cross-border matters being coordinated seamlessly between our offices throughout the world and in close cooperation with leading firms in other jurisdictions.

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Experience

Market recognition

The regulatory team remains highly active, guiding banks, insurers and pension funds through the changing regulatory landscape.

Chambers Europe 2013, Banking & Finance chapter

"The team's main strengths are its availability and attention to detail."

Chambers Europe 2016, Banking and Finance chapter

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