Doing Business In: Banking and finance

DLA Piper

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DLA Piper advises some of the largest financial services companies and institutions on both their day-to-day operations and wider strategic objectives. Uncertain economies demand legal strategies that address regulatory and enforcement risks and the costs of compliance.

We help our clients contend with legal issues in banking – including restructurings, regulatory demands and the compliance costs that have come with reform.

DLA Piper has the worldwide resources to represent clients in large banking and commercial transactions, as well as to meet their needs in regulatory, public policy and enforcement areas. Our lawyers are located in all major capital markets and in the regulatory centers of Washington, DC and Brussels. We also advise clients on banking legal issues in higher risk and growth markets.

Our clients include asset managers, building societies, capital markets and their participants, investment banks, national regulators, private banks, private equity firms, professional services organizations engaged principally in financial services and retail banks. In addition, we regularly work with retail intermediaries on the legal issues involved in the selling of financial services to consumers.

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Jeremy Andrews

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What to expect in 2021?

The Financial Services Regulatory Initiatives Forum (the Forum) launched earlier this year. It is intended to improve and assist regulatory co-ordination as well as giving firms a clearer picture of the horizon for significant regulatory initiatives.

The recent High Court judgment in Towergate Financial (Group) Ltd and other companies v Hopkinson and others (2020) has served as a very stark reminder of potential pitfalls relating to notification of claims in respect of warranties and indemnities contained in share purchase agreements.

DLA Piper is proud to announce that 67 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership. The promotions are effective as of April 1, 2020 in the United States and May 1, 2020 for EMEA and Asia Pacific. The promotions have been made across many of the firm’s practice areas in 35 different offices throughout 13 countries.

Across the firm’s practices globally, Corporate saw the largest intake of new partners with 19 promotions, followed by Litigation and Regulatory with 15. Intellectual Property and Technology and Finance and Projects had ten and eight promotions respectively, while there were six in Real Estate. Tax and Employment both had four, and there was one in Restructuring.

Awards and recognition

Recognised by The Legal 500 UK 2020 as a top tier firm for practice areas:

Banking and finance

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Corporate and M&A


DLA Piper earns 12th consecutive perfect score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

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