The past few years have been the most challenging in the history of the financial markets and have required fresh thinking as the markets adjust to continually changing economic, political and regulatory conditions.

Renowned for our intellectual rigour, our banking and finance lawyers draw on deep product expertise and regularly work alongside our regulatory, litigation, restructuring and other specialists – particularly important in light of recent market conditions – to develop innovative solutions for our clients, often incorporating complex financing techniques that lead the industry.

We have experience in all areas of banking, finance and financial services, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Financial markets law and legislation including banking regulation
  • Asset management
  • Asset finance

Capital markets and derivatives, including:

  • debt capital markets issuances, including securitisations
  • derivatives, swaps, repurchase transactions and securities lending
  • structured capital market transactions
  • liability-driven instruments and cash flow matching transactions
  • stockbroking and clearing issues, including in connection with prime brokerage platforms
  • Islamic Finance
  • Collective investment schemes
  • Leveraged finance, debt structuring and finance, including asset and off-balance sheet finance, syndicated loan transactions and cross-border finance
  • Preference share finance
  • Structured finance
  • Retail and wholesale financial services, including the Securities Services Act (and the Financial Markets Bill) and the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act
  • Retirement funds and pension funds
  • Insurance (short term and long term) and reinsurance
  • Investment product research and development
  • Project finance
  • Structuring and financing of BEE transactions
  • Private equity