Our financial services experts provide market-leading expertise across banking, consumer regulation, asset finance, investment funds, asset management, professional services, wealth management and insurance as well as advice on financial services products such as insurance, pensions and retail finance based products.Whether acting for start ups or high street banks, our deep industry specialism sets us apart. Our clients trust us to combine the very best legal and regulatory knowledge with a practical understanding of the relevant commercial challenges they face. We work collaboratively with industry experts across the firm to draw together specialist teams in central and local government, energy & industrials, food & hospitality, technology, media & telecommunications and transport. We are known for our particular expertise in matters relating to fintech and crowdfunding, as well as handling consumer credit matters in the motor industry and FSR and platforms in the retail sector.
The London-based banking team at legal business DWF has advised Clydesdale Bank in relation to two recent finance transactions.
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered an important judgement in case C-284/16, Slovak Republic v. Achmea. The CJEU declared invalid the investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS") arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia ("intra-EU BIT").
An overview of the new regulations relating to the activities of the virtual currency providers in Italy.
This article examines the key proposals for how firms, not currently subject to the FCA's Senior Managers' regime, will be transitioned into it when it is extended to all firms.
The Bank of England Financial Policy Committee has released a statement summarising the recent work carried out by the FPC in relation to consumer credit lending.
Recent cases show the cost, with added interest and penalties, of delay in settling cases involving tax scheme with HMRC. In the Samarkand Film Partnerships case we see many of the remaining arguments against HMRC's extended new powers to tackle avoidance knocked back. Those looking to litigate rather than settle need to be surer than ever of their technical grounds. While promoters may want to continue appeals, taxpayers should take independent advice on the prospects of success.
Our clients trust us to help them overcome the challenges the financial services industry faces. We understand the importance of delivering practical, commercial solutions quickly and efficiently.