Industry

Financial Institutions

Financial technology is changing the face of financial services and overturning assumptions about the way they are delivered. Disruptive technologies are challenging the traditional models for the provision of services.

Representative experience

We advised Allianz Global Investors GmbH on the global outsourcing of investor services to State Street for its entire global fund range covering more than €450bn in AUM.

We advised M&G on the launches of three real estate debt funds to invest in pan-European CRE debt, which raised over £1.6bn in aggregate.

We acted for approximately 50% of the UK banking industry and 24 continental European payment services providers on PSD and PSD2 implementation.

We have represented multiple global financial institutions in litigation alleging manipulation of financial benchmarks and anticompetitive conduct.

We advised Regions Financial on its partnership with online lender Fundation to provide commercial loans to small businesses through a dedicated web portal.

We advised Zopa on its launch as the world's first peer-to-peer lender of its type and continue to advise on various product and regulatory issues.

We continue to advise BTA Bank in one of the biggest fraud cases to have ever come before the English courts.

We advised a syndicate of 11 banks on their US$3.2bn loan to the COFCO Group, one of China's largest state-owned companies.

We advised TSB Bank plc to acquire £3.3bn of former Northern Rock mortgages and loans.

We advised Optimal Payments Plc on €1.1bn transformational Skrill acquisition, their £451m rights issue, and €500m debt facility and subsequent step-up to the Main Market.

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ATAD Luxembourg Implementation: Hybrid mismatches

On 18 December 2018, the Luxembourg Parliament (Chambre des Députés) approved the draft law n°7318 (the "ATAD Draft Law"), which implements into domestic law the EU...

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ATAD Luxembourg Implementation: Interest Deduction Limitation

On 18 December 2018, the Luxembourg Parliament (Chambre des Députés) approved the draft law n°7318 (the "ATAD Draft Law"), which implements into domestic law the EU...

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ATAD Luxembourg Implementation: Exit taxation

On 18 December 2018, the Luxembourg Parliament (Chambre des Députés) approved the draft law n°7318 (the "ATAD Draft Law"), which implements into domestic law the EU...

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ATAD Luxembourg Implementation: General Anti-Abuse Rule

On 18 December 2018, the Luxembourg Parliament (Chambre des Députés) approved the draft law n°7318 (the "ATAD Draft Law"), which implements into domestic law the EU...

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ATAD Luxembourg Implementation: Permanent establishment concept in a double tax treaty context

On 18 December 2018, the Luxembourg Parliament (Chambre des Députés) approved the draft law n°7318 (the "ATAD Draft Law"), which implements into domestic law the EU...

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ATAD Luxembourg Implementation: What's Important ?

On 18 December 2018, the Luxembourg Parliament (Chambre des Députés) approved the draft law n°7318 (the "ATAD Draft Law"), which implements into domestic law the EU...

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