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Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation - France
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What the team is known for

Spitz Poulle Kannan is a highly specialised financial services boutique, handling advisory and contentious matters and boasting a market-leading reputation in the regulatory sphere. The practice's areas of expertise include Brexit-related issues, as well as assisting with the regulatory aspects of derivative documentation, corporate transactions and entry into the French market. The team has further strength advising on matters relating to cryptocurrencies. The firm represents blue-chip clients in the banking sector as well as prominent multinationals, with marked experience in cross-border matters.

Strengths

One source notes that "in regulatory work, no one else compares," describing the team members as "super friendly and simply excellent."

A client praises the team's "understanding of our bank's organisation and ability to convey messages to the regulators," also highlighting the lawyers' "expertise, clear drafting and capacity to put the issues at stake into perspective."

Work highlights

Assisted Checkout.com with its establishment in France following Brexit, including advising on contractual documentation and regulatory issues.

Notable practitioners

Jean-Baptiste Poulle is a market leader renowned for his broad regulatory expertise. He advises on post-Brexit transition mandates, anti-money laundering matters and entry into the French market. He is well versed in both French and EU-wide regulations. One client says: "He is an excellent technician with great attention to detail in regulatory matters," and adds: "He always tries to understand my issues as client and find suitable solutions."

Nicolas Spitz is a leading practitioner with deep expertise assisting with the regulatory aspects of transactions and debt mandates. One impressed client describes Nicolas Spitz as "a highly intelligent lawyer, able to explain complex matters very clearly."

Arut Kannan is well regarded for his experience advising on regulatory aspects of acquisitions and investments. He also boasts expertise in matters involving cryptocurrencies and e-payments.

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Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation

Jean-Baptiste Poulle
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Jean-Baptiste Poulle
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Nicolas Spitz
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Nicolas Spitz
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Arut Kannan
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Arut Kannan
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