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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:

UK Finance Report on the SMCR – Regulatory references and other tricky issues under the spotlightmore
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SMCR for insurers: handling disciplinaries under the new regimemore
Fox Williams advises Jonas Software on its acquisition of Uniware Systemsmore
Insurers hiring and employing certified staff under the SMCR - are your processes fit for purpose?more
The Senior Managers and Certification Regime – what do you need to do from 10 December?more
FCA publishes final guidance on regulatory treatment of cryptoassetsmore
Fox Williams payment practice – what we domore
PSD2 - Update on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA)more
New payments rules to impact the travel industrymore
Fox Williams Business Crime and Financial Regulatory team strengthened with new ex-FCA lawyer appointmentmore
New Leaders in Financial Services Forum more
SMCR for insurers: Are you ready?more
SFO’s approach to tackling bribery and corruption in the UKmore
Sona Ganatra quoted in ACAMS Money Laundering - UK Regulator Cites Indian Bank for Widespread AML Violationsmore
GIR Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigation: Employee Rights: The UK Perspectivemore
The minefield of cross-border investigations by Sona Ganatra, James Carlton and Julianna Tolanmore
Chris Finney writes in Payments & FinTech Lawyer magazine - The European Banking Authority (EBA) adopts the regulatory technical standards for strong customer authenticationmore
Chris Finney quoted in Payments & FinTech Lawyer - Commission dawn raids sound warning to member states ahead of PSD2 applicationmore
Sona Ganatra quoted in Law360 - UK Banks on alert as new sanctions watchdog sets sightsmore
The extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to all financial services firms – application to UK limited liability partnershipsmore
An introduction to the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to all financial services firmsmore
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

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Peter Wright
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2680


Chris Finney
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James Carlton
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Sona Ganatra
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2544


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