Financial Services Regulation

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Working across borders, our experienced financial services regulation teams, provide up-to-the-minute advice across all the markets our clients operate in.

Financial Services Regulation

Through our regulatory experience and key knowledge of any market developments, we assist clients in lobbying on, planning for and implementing regulation changes as they occur.

We specialise in many regulation areas including bank regulation, capital and liquidity requirements, marketing and selling restrictions, clearing and settlement, custody and prime brokerage, and recovery and resolution planning.

As an international team, we are experienced in providing surveys and comparative advice on regulatory matters that help our clients decide where best to conduct their business and in turn, provide them with a potential competitive advantage.

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