Finance & Financial Services
We advise on all forms of secured and unsecured corporate borrowing and lending, acting for borrowers and lenders, including banks and alternative funders, together with connected issues such as derivatives.
Our practice also covers debt capital markets including Eurobonds and listings on various markets together with all regulatory aspects.
We have a particular specialism in the creation of alternative financing products which are suitable for pensions by way of debt securities.
We advise our clients who are both borrowers and lenders on appropriate finance structures together with providing general advice on day to day financial matters.
In conjunction with our Employment and Dispute Resolution colleagues, we also cover a broad range of financial services issues, including authorisation, financial promotion, hiring and firing approved persons, dealing with regulatory investigations and interpretation of applicable rules and statutes.
The Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018, one year on07 June 2019
The UK implemented legislation on 9 June 2018 bringing into force the EU Trade Secrets Directive. This article looks at the impact this legislation has had in the employment context where a claim for misuse of confidential information may now also include a statutory claim for misuse of trade secrets.
James Davies comments for Compliance Monitor: Office autocrats: facing dominant behaviours in financial services06 June 2019
James Davies has commented in an article for Compliance Monitor which discusses forceful personalities in the financial services industry, the negative group behaviours that arise from them and how bucking these pressures is a formidable task for an individual and, lamentably, most whistleblowers still experience adverse reprisals.
Toni Lorenzo, Michael Anderson and David Samuels write for People Management: Mitigating the impact of an unlawful team move30 May 2019
Can you prevent former employees from competing even in the absence of enforceable restrictive covenants? Toni Lorenzo, Michael Anderson and David Samuels report for People Management in light of a recent Court of Appeal ruling.
Sam Pennington featured in The Times - Raconteur report: Mergers, Acquisitions & Exit Strategies - Cover your bucks when dealmaking27 September 2018
Corporate partner Sam Pennington featured in The Times - Raconteur report - M&A and Exit Strategies today, quoted in relation to the growing use of insurance in Mergers & Acquisitions transactions.
The new 2018 QCA Corporate Governance Code for small & mid-size quoted companies27 June 2018
The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, has recently released its revised and updated QCA Corporate Governance Code 2018.
Lewis Silkin quoted in THE REVIEW, The Journal of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment26 July 2017
Lewis Silkin has been quoted in THE REVIEW, The Journal of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Brands and IP newsnotes - issue 527 June 2017
Welcome to the 5th edition of our Brands & IP newsnotes put together to bring you the latest, and most interesting legal developments affecting intellectual property law. In this issue we cover; the potential pitfalls of social media, design by artificial intelligence, interesting trade mark applications and cases, an update on the UPC, and the importance of protecting trade secrets.
Equal Pay02 March 2017
Equal pay law first developed in the UK in the 1970s after a campaign by trade unions and women’s groups. It is now a basic principle of European law that men and women who do equal work should receive equal pay. This principle is implemented in the UK today through the Equality Act 2010.