Businesses in many sectors face a rising tide of regulation and more aggressive authorities. Clients in sectors such as energy & utilities, financial institutions and telecommunications are increasingly turning to our regulatory lawyers for advice. We offer expertise and fresh-thinking in areas such as competition, financial services, financial crime, data protection, health & safety and licensing.
Clients tell us they value our approach because we focus on preventative advice as well as providing guidance relating to enforcement action. We also recognise the need to minimise the impact on clients’ businesses of these cases.
Acting for an Indonesian conglomerate in the context of a high profile investigation by the UK Takeover Panel and related investigations into alleged financial irregularities.
A leading US investment bank was required by regulators in various jurisdictions to conduct an extensive investigation into its FX sales and trading business following industry-wide allegations of manipulation and anti-competitive behaviour in the foreign exchange spot market. We put together a cross-practice team, made up of financial regulatory, competition, financial crime and employment lawyers from London, Moscow, Brussels and Asia to advise the bank on strategy, conduct the investigation alongside US Counsel and to assist in responding to requests for information from financial and antitrust regulators worldwide.
Advising Hippodrome Casino Limited on their appeal in the Southwark Crown Court for a licence to run a casino at the Hippodrome theatre in Leicester Square. The appeal was granted. We now advise them on all alcohol, entertainment and gambling issues.
Advising a defendant on claims brought by construction workers that they had been “blacklisted” from employment through the operation of an information sharing organisation called The Consulting Association. This has also involved assisting the client in appearances before a Parliamentary Committee investigating the matter.
Engaged by a series of financial institutions to advise and represent the institution or senior approved persons in relation to the multi-jurisdictional investigations into suspected manipulation of LIBOR and other benchmark lending rates. The investigation involves a number of the world’s leading banks and stretches across the US, UK, Japan and other jurisdictions.