Our Financial Regulatory Team advises all types of financial services clients on the complex and dynamic regulatory regimes that impact day-to-day business, key transactions or that may lead to investigations or other regulatory actions.
Whether advising traditional investment banks, asset managers and insurers, corporates, or emerging fintech companies, our financial regulatory team draws on a sophisticated, up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest regulatory, risk management, and compliance developments, and how those developments impact clients’ businesses. The financial regulatory team includes lawyers who focus on several high impact areas, and understand not only the regulatory framework, but the policy intention behind the rules, in order to provide clients with pragmatic and effective advice.
The team regularly advises clients on corporate transactions, providing technical advice on commercial viability, obtaining necessary regulatory approvals, and reporting on the current and future potential regulatory risks to provide a holistic view.
If regulatory issues become contentious, the team can draw on deep substantive knowledge to help clients quickly respond to anything from investigations to audits, to regulatory notification obligations, and proceedings.
Mindful of the rapid developments and changing environment for our financial services clients, our financial regulatory team responds to clients’ needs, locations and matters by collaborating seamlessly with colleagues in Latham’s M&A, Capital Markets, Litigation, Employment, Tax, Data Privacy, Outsourcing, and Technology Transaction Practices.
"The team are excellent. They are very responsive, thorough in analysis, and their advice is always clear and on point, holistic and forward-looking."
Chambers UK 2022
"Latham & Watkins‘ team in London is an integral part of the firm’s global financial regulatory offering."
The Legal 500 UK 2022
"I have a very positive impression of the team. Their greatest strength to me is their approachability and clear explanation of issues. They are a pleasure to work with for difficult questions."
Chambers UK 2023