Financial institutions

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.

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.

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. 

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"Knowledgeable, flexible, proactive and committed."

Chambers Europe 2018, Banking & Finance chapter

Clients laud the "very responsive and practical" team, highlighting that the lawyers "give clear and concise advice and are able to turn instructions round quickly."

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