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Simmons & Simmons LLP

Financial Services

2 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Specialists in the funds sector, bringing significant experience of developments in regulations and enforcement procedure within the space. Historically close links with the FCA ensure an intelligent and informed approach to relationships with the regulatory body. Areas of strength include matters pertaining to MiFID II and market abuse regulations. Counts a number of global financial services companies among its client roster.

Strengths

A client says: "They're a very proactive team. They know what's going on in the market too, which helps us benchmark where we're going. They have really got depth in their team, can cover all product lines in this area and are very well plugged into the law and market."

Another adds: "They're a positive, forward-thinking firm and are constantly looking to innovate both in the provision of legal services and beyond."

Interviewees report: "They know what is going on in the market and how competitors are dealing with issues, and they are very responsive. They have standout depth of experience and expertise."

Notable practitioners

Charlotte Stalin  routinely counsels household-name investment banks and asset managers. She is sought after to advise on large-scale regulatory changes, including cross-border concerns.
"She is very knowledgeable, intelligent, friendly and approachable." "She has exceptional judgement and insight, and can be relied on for senior-level judgement on critical legal and regulatory issues."

Darren Fox is best known for advising investment managers on large-scale regulatory mandates.
"He is outstanding in his industry knowledge, experience and understanding of SCA requirements." "He's very well regarded and experienced."

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Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory


Charlotte Stalin
Band 2
Darren Fox
Band 2