Our financial services regulation 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.
Andrew Jacobs, Head of Regulatory Consulting at DWF and Imogen Makin, Head of Financial Services Regulatory Investigations comment on the appointment of Nikhil Rathi as the new CEO of the FCA.
The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the appeal by the UK Government over the charging of business rates in respect of supermarket cash machines in England and Wales. This concludes a long battle for retailers which started in 2013 when the decision was taken to charge separate business rates on the sites of ATMs.
This article summarises some possible amendments to Italian regulation that could improve and develop alternative financing instruments, typically provided by FinTechs, in order to provide liquidity to the economic system.
As part of its support for regulated firms during the COVID-19 crisis, the FCA has updated it website and issued guidance on the requirements around getting “wet-ink signatures” (i.e. signing a document by hand using a pen) for client or other agreements and when submitting FCA forms.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FCA published information on Tuesday on its response to the situation and the steps it expects firms to take in dealing with it. In this article we've outlined our top 8 tips for firms trying to maintain business as usual, treat their customers and employees fairly and satisfy their regulator.
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.