For financial services firms, intellectual and human capital are key assets requiring specialist advice.
The competition for talent is fierce and the regulatory terrain can be perilous, each of which get more challenging by the day as the industry becomes ever more global. Trusted and strategic advice is required to deal with team moves, design competitive incentive schemes, implement robust partnership structures, or help to ensure firms and individuals don’t fall foul of the rules when it comes to conduct or pay.
Our renowned intellectual property and brand management expertise enables financial services buinesses to protect brand value and reputation.
We are renowned for advising major institutions and niche boutiques across investment and retail banking, hedge funds, private equity, asset management and insurance – and the senior executives who lead them. When disputes arise, we are effective at resolving them, bringing to bear extensive expertise in arbitration as well as experience in some of the most complex pieces of High Court litigation in this area. Our clients also draw upon our cross-border capabilities through the Ius Laboris network, advising on their global employment policy frameworks and talent mobility strategies.
Will you pass the red face test? Naming and shaming of late payers arrives in April 201702 February 2017
From 6 April this year, it is expected that all large UK companies (and limited liability partnerships) will come under a new regime which requires them to publish, on a Government website, detailed reports on their supplier payment policies and practices. The proposed Regulations are designed to create public transparency of large businesses’ payment policies and practices, primarily for the benefit of small and medium-sized suppliers.
Brexit - Some thoughts on the impact on financial services05 August 2016
On 23 June 2016, 52% of voters in the UK referendum voted ‘Yes’ to the proposition that the UK should ‘leave the European Union’. The UK remains a member of the European Union (“EU”) until Brexit occurs, and therefore there will be no immediate change to the legal relationship the UK has with the EU and with individual EU Member States. Nonetheless, as the other articles in this briefing section indicate, the longer-term consequences of leaving the EU are potentially far reaching, although behind the already well-worn cliché of “Brexit means Brexit” lie many possibilities for the future relationship of the UK with the EU.
Lewis Silkin successfully defends Trust Risk Group SpA in the High Court28 July 2015
Lewis Silkin has successfully defended its client Trust Risk Group S.p.A. (“TRG”) against an anti-arbitration injunction brought by AmTrust Europe Limited (“AmTrust”).
Legal services opportunities for accountants20 November 2014
Clive Greenwood has been quoted in an article exploring the new opportunities for chartered accountants in legal services - published on the 'economia' website.
Bank of England shake-up may trigger rate-setter changes17 March 2014
Commenting in a Reuters article, Owen Watkins discusses the scandal over alleged manipulation of currency markets which the Bank of England was drawn into last year.
Lawyers get nervous as Dimon bites back24 January 2014
Commenting in an article for The Times, Owen Watkins describes JP Morgan head Jamie Dimon's comments as "dangerous" after he dismissed $13 billion of recent settlements with the US Government as "unfair".
Deutsche Bank figures point to 'ugly' reporting season for Euro banks20 January 2014
In a Financial News article, Owen Watkins comments upon Deutsche Bank's early publication of their fourth-quarter results; a €1.2 billion pre-tax loss.