Our financial services regulatory expertise spans new applications for authorisation, through to change of control and the wider issues affecting financial services organisations, such as disciplinary issues and market abuse.
We act for UK and international clients ranging from banks and building societies, through to insurers, reinsurers, mortgage firms and other commercial lenders, asset managers and investors, payment service providers, clearing houses and rating agencies.
We’re particularly known for our work on consumer credit, and for providing expert support in setting up new financial services businesses, as well as preparing businesses for sale.
Our approach sets us apart. Whereas some firms advise from a technical stand-point we work hard to focus on your customer journey, understanding how your customers interact with your business and the regulatory challenges this presents.
Following the launch of the revised arbitration rules of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) (the DIAC Rules) during Dubai Arbitration Week in November 2017, their adoption by Ruler’s Decree is now (according to confidential sources) imminent and likely to coincide with the official adoption of the new United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Arbitration Law, which is to replace the UAE Arbitration Chapter, that is, the arbitration-specific provisions of the UAE Civil Procedures Code.
Two business partners who claimed to have been involved in a road accident in order to claim thousands of pounds from QBE have been ordered to pay back all the sums paid and the cost of investigating the claim.
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.
A little judicious crisis preparation can go a long way, but it is a discipline that can leave organisations floundering. Not knowing precisely how to prepare can, quite understandably, be part of the problem. Read the latest blog from our crisis response media partner, Alder Media.
Leading legal business DWF has appointed partner Jonathan Isaacs, senior associate Joshua Fineman and solicitor Alex Green to build on the firm’s commercial litigation offering in London. All three join from global professional services firm PwC Legal where Jonathan led the commercial disputes practice.
DWF has advised a Scottish company on a £2.2m Bribery Act settlement, in the second largest settlement involving self-reporting by a company under the Scotland's Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) self-reporting regime.
We draw experts from across the firm to build tailored, sector teams with genuine expertise in your market and of your customers. These include M&A, insurance law, technology, data protection, EU consumer law and retail law.