We advise companies and financial institutions whose main commercial activity is providing services in the highly regulated financial services sector.
Our services include:

  • Outsourcing arrangements
  • IT and telecoms infrastructure and contracts
  • Financial disputes
  • Restructuring, insolvency and turnaround of distressed organisations
  • Employment matters

Businesses which are specifically regulated, like financial services businesses, like to keep track of where their assets are. These could be information-based assets or technology-based assets, with this increasingly carried out through outsourcing and the rise of cloud-based infrastructure. We can help clients with both cross-border and country-specific deals. We've got good local experience in all the relevant countries and we have lawyers who are used to working together across our European and international network.

Our financial services disputes team has experience of working with leading institutions in complex, high-value disputes in both national courts and also before international arbitration tribunals across Europe and beyond. We also advise on the restructuring, insolvency and turnaround of distressed organisations in which institutions have a corporate or financial interest.



Advised on drafting and negotiating an agreement for a major strategic alliance with Formula One team McLaren's Applied Technologies business to create a range of innovative client service tools and statutory audit services.

Grant Thornton

Advised on the investigation of international carousel fraud involving up to 20 companies ranging from the Dutch Antilles to continental Europe and North America.


Advised on the administration of MWL Print Group Limited and related subsidiaries, dealing with appointment, commercial and sales issues relating to the asset sale to a competitor.


Advised in the challenge brought against a public-sector client related to the procurement of a major operational concession to develop the commercial potential of a British port.


Advised on a new multi-million-pound cloud-based system implementation of Oracle back-office software as part of a systems transformation programme initiated by Royal London Group.

Major UK accountancy firm

Advised on a number of substantial PPI (payment protection insurance) and IRD (interest rate derivative) remediation outsourcings with major financial institutions.

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