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National Head of Financial Services Sector Group

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Recent issues and challenges in the sector are well known: the Libor scandal; interest rate swaps; and high bonuses. Morale within many banks is at an all-time low and despite efforts to the contrary, there is a persistent view among customers – established corporates and start-ups alike – that banks are not lending.

It is the beginning of a new era for firms operating within the financial services industry.

Against a background of unrelenting regulatory and legal change our Financial Services team offer a broad range of insightful, high quality and commercially driven legal services across the full spectrum of financial products to support clients as they respond to new and existing challenges, including:

  • UK economy
  • capital requirements (Basel iii)
  • scandals regulatory change
    - Financial Services Act 2012
    - abolition of FSA and introduction of Financial Policy Committee
  • FSA's Retail Distribution Review
  • hedging products
  • real estate funds
  • private equity
  • foreign investors
  • consumer finance.

By bringing together a highly experienced team who combine the skills of our banking, asset finance, insurance, tax, litigation, regulatory, private client and real estate lawyers we have grown a client base that includes a broad range of institutions, companies, funds and individuals operating in the financial services sector.

Our focus is on delivering market relevant advice and solutions in the following areas:

  • transactional funding
  • bank regulation, capital and liquidity requirements
  • fund establishment and regulation
  • insurance regulation
  • IFA business consolidation and M&A
  • investigations and enforcement proceedings
  • insider dealing.

We advise clients including:

  • banks
  • invoice discounting houses, asset based lenders and asset finance providers
  • peer to peer lenders
  • private banks
  • wealth and asset managers
  • independent financial advisers
  • investment and private equity funds
  • insurers and brokers
  • mutual and building societies
  • private individuals.

"DWF are very competent and knowledgeable consumer credit lawyers and provide advice that is both practical and commercial with strong solutions."

Volkswagen Financial Services

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