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Linklaters

Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory

4 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Powerful regulatory offering in both contentious and non-contentious spaces, with an unrivalled capacity to handle the largest and most complex matters for international clients. Close and longstanding relationships with many major financial institutions means that it is able to furnish clear and comprehensive market intelligence in its advice to clients. Areas of activity include advising on the regulatory repercussions of Brexit, matters pertaining to the implementation of MiFID II and all aspects of prudential regulation, including ring-fencing. Contentious practice includes advising financial institutions on investigations into alleged market manipulation and insider trading.

Strengths

Clients say: "We value how connected and plugged in they are with the industry. When they give a view it is always well informed, economical and commercial."

An impressed client reports: "Linklaters offer a Rolls-Royce regulatory service. Their advice is on point, their knowledge is encyclopaedic, and their delivery and turnaround time is impressive."

Interviewees note: "They are incredibly responsive, available, flexible with their time and adaptable to the changing needs of clients."

Work highlights

Advised Visa Europe on the scope of exemptions to the requirement to apply Strong Customer Authentication to payment transactions.

Notable practitioners

Carl Fernandes is highly respected for representing clients in domestic and cross-border advisory matters in the financial services arena.
"He's a great technical lawyer and he's very empathetic." "He has knowledge of the business, and his ability to advise in a commercial, practical and solutions-based manner is impressive. He's a very strategic thinker and valuable adviser."

Harry Eddis maintains a strong regulatory practice with a particular focus on fintech. He is co-head of Linklaters' global fintech practice.
"He's a pragmatic adviser with genuine and real experience. He has the great ability to marry the technical and practical sides of financial services." "He is very experienced and talented and can advise in huge detail in the UK. He's also a subject matter expert and he is good at coordinating across international offices."

Michael Kent is often called upon by major banks and investment companies to advise on transactional matters and long-term compliance with regulatory regimes.
"He's a very impressive operator and he's easy to deal with." "He's one of the leaders in the City. He is absolutely excellent, and has seen it all before so you get a depth of experience and expertise."

Peter Bevan is a highly respected practitioner with deep expertise in product regulations and trading practices. He is head of Linklaters' financial regulation group.
"He has depth of expertise and experience, and he's incredibly reliable and commercial." "He's the leader in this area, the one everyone goes to."

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Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory

Linklaters

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Location

One Silk Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2Y 8HQ

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory


Carl Fernandes
Band 3
Harry Eddis
Band 3
Michael Kent
Band 1
Peter Bevan
Band 1