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        Financial Services

        Providing fast, effective solutions across financial services requires enhanced capability, expertise and deep sector understanding.

        Our financial services experts provide market-leading expertise across banking, consumer and financial services regulation, asset finance, investment funds, asset management, professional services, wealth management and insurance as well as advice on financial services products such as insurance, pensions and retail finance based products.

        Whether acting for start ups or high street banks, our deep industry specialism sets us apart. Our clients trust us to combine the very best legal and regulatory knowledge with a practical understanding of the relevant commercial challenges they face. We work collaboratively with industry experts across the firm to draw together specialist teams in central and local government, energy & industrials, food & hospitality, technology, media & telecommunications and transport. We are known for our particular expertise in matters relating to fintech and crowdfunding, as well as handling consumer credit matters in the motor industry and FSR and platforms in the retail sector.

        Delivering regulatory change quickly, effectively and expertly

        Our clients trust us to help them overcome the challenges the financial services industry faces. We understand the importance of delivering practical, commercial solutions quickly and efficiently.

        Martin Pugsley

        • Partner // Head of Financial Services Sector

        Iain Shurwood

        • Partner // Head of Corporate Banking (London)

        Ali Boroumand

        • Partner // Head of Mining & Minerals

        Anne-Sylvie Vassenaix-Paxton

        • Partner // Head of Oil & Gas

        Ben Burney

        • Partner // Head of Banking & Financial Services Asia Pacific

        Garrett Monaghan

        • Partner // Executive Partner (Dublin) // Head of Energy & Infrastructure (Ireland)

        Harriet Quiney

        • Partner // Team Leader - Professional Liability

        Helga Breen

        • Partner // Head of Employment (London)

        Iain Thomas

        • Partner // Head of Real Estate Finance

        James Szerdy

        • Partner // Graduate Recruitment Partner

        Jean Francois Mercadier

        • Partner // Managing Partner (France)

        John Toon

        • Partner // Head of Commercial Tax

        Julia Perez

        • Partner // Head of Consumer Credit and Asset Finance Sector

        Robbie Constance

        • Partner // Head of Financial Services Regulatory

        Ross Little

        • Partner // Executive Partner (Dublin)

        Simon Mason

        • Executive Partner (Bristol) // Partner

        Toby Askin

        • Partner // Head of Real Estate Group

        Umera Ali

        • Partner // Head of Banking & Finance (Middle East) // Global Head of Islamic Finance

        Matthew Brown

        • Associate Partner

        Sahar Farooqi

        • Barrister // Director of Advocacy

        David Wood

        • Consultant

        Gianni Vettorello

        • Counsel // Co-Head of Banking & Finance (Italy)

        Jacky Cattini

        • Head of Financial Risk

        Michele Cicchetti

        • Managing Partner (Italy)

        Alan Glen

        • Senior Associate

        Daniel Fitzgerald

        • Senior Associate

        Eleanor Cook

        • Senior Associate

        James Murphy

        • Senior Associate

        Jenny Crew

        • Senior Associate

        Jonathan Hall

        • Senior Associate

        Kirsty Smith

        • Senior Associate

        Richard Holmes

        • Senior Associate
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