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Regulatory

We understand the enormity of the regulatory burden upon business. We are experienced in advising our clients how to navigate the regulatory hurdles they face, with a particular emphasis on those clients in the legal sector and in financial services. We focus on regulatory compliance and designing and implementing policies, procedures and practices to achieve this. We can also help achieve swift resolution of compliance issues and assist in deals with law enforcement and other regulatory bodies when this is necessary.

Our Experience

  • City Regulation – advice and representation on Regulatory Issues for Accountants, Actuaries, and other professions within the City.
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority – advice on compliance with SRA requirements and representation in SRA investigations and disciplinary proceedings.
  • Bar Standards Board – advice for Chambers on complying with BSB requirements and representation and assistance in BSB disciplinary proceedings.
  • Risk Management – compliance with Anti-corruption, Money Laundering and other financial crime controls.
  • Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority – we advise on all aspects of financial services regulation. 
  • Public Enquiries and Statutory Investigations – we advise on preparing for and appearing before all forms of public inquiry including Health and Safety inquiries.
  • Sports Regulation – our Dispute Resolution team is highly experienced in the regulation of professional and amateur sports including disciplinary, doping and related issues. Our lawyers have experience in cases in sports including Greyhound Racing, Formula 1, Athletics and other Olympic sports. 

Clients look to us to minimise the risks, commercial, legal and reputational which can arise from regulatory enforcement. Where clients have enforcement issues we can assist with investigations and are familiar with the data protection and employment law issues which arise.  We often work in conjunction with forensic accountants.  We have a long history of representing clients in disputes with their regulators, particularly the FCA, and this remains a growth area of our business.

‘Department head Peter Wright "understands the FSA inside out and has got good judgement," according to sources. He is widely admired for his expertise on both contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters.’
(Chambers UK, 2014)

Peter Wright is “a leading expert on financial services litigation and insolvency work, given his background as one the FSA Enforcement Division’s leading lawyers in these areas”. The … “formidable” James Carlton… has a “strong background in high-profile financial fraud litigation”.
(Legal 500, 2013)

"Fox Williams LLP’s regulatory practice is headed by new arrival Peter Wright, a former member of the FSA’s enforcement division’s legal group; he brings ‘a wealth of experience’. The team recently acted in a multi-party FCA enforcement investigation"
(Legal 500, 2012)


Recent news, articles and deals:

Fox Williams LLP partner Peter Wright discusses BNP Paribas’ $8.8bn fine more
Financial Sanctions: How a political crisis could inadvertently affect your businessmore
FW financial services team look at the issue of black holes and the importance of disclosure and transparencymore
EFG Private Bank\'s £4.2m Fine Should Scare Banks into Stricter Anti-Money Laundering Controlsmore
Peter Wright (ExFSA lawyer) - The FCA must change small firm supervisionmore


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10 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AF
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Douglas Preece
Partner
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2519
dpreece@foxwilliams.com

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Peter Wright
Partner
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2680
pwright@foxwilliams.com

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Chris Finney
Partner
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2614
cfinney@foxwilliams.com

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Sona Ganatra
Partner
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2544
sganatra@foxwilliams.com


Accreditations

  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze