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There is a sea change taking place in global financial markets and it is transforming the way that all those who engage with it work.

Our financial services clients are acutely aware of this change.

They understand that this is an age of heightened regulation and intervention. Crucially, many are experiencing, first hand, the regulator's increasingly proactive and intrusive approach in taking action against them.

We're based in the City and work at its heart - with its institutions, financial services firms, senior professionals and the businesses that engage with them.

The work that we do for them is highly specialised - and a little different. We are City lawyers first and foremost, but our sector-focused regulatory team also has first-hand experience of enforcing regulation from within the financial services regulator - the FCA.

In fact, we brought together our financial services team specifically to meet our clients' current concerns. In addition to our regulatory advice, we also guide financial services firms through merger & acquisition, capital raising and other corporate transactions. We advise institutions, firms and their senior individuals on employment issues. We help firms to take advantage of the technologies that underpin their business. And our City litigation team is highly experienced in resolving financial and professional services disputes.

Discover more about the work we do - or call us if we can help with any concerns - existing or emerging - that you may have.

We also specialise in advising founders, managers, investors and other participants in Investment Funds and similar investment vehicles and structures, along with all related matters, in particular Private Equity Funds, Real Estate Funds and Joint Ventures. For further information please visit Investment Funds and Joint Ventures

Recent news, articles and deals:

Two new partners for Fox Williams’ Financial Services Regulatory teammore
Fox Williams advises Stifel on transfer of Oriel funds and personnel to CRUX Asset Managementmore
Jonathan Segal writes for Business Money - FCA releases interim paper on crowdfundingmore
Employee Rights: the UK Perspective - Fox Williams' team contributes to new Guide to Global Investigationsmore
FCA likely to bare its teeth in 2017, despite quiet 2016 for finesmore

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