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Financial Services Regulatory

Our lawyers have deep experience in national and international regulatory regimes, advising financial services clients on current and upcoming legislation, governance requirements and compliance. 

Our clients include Africa-based and multinational financial services providers of all sizes alongside other companies providing financial products. This covers the spectrum of national and global regulatory, risk management and compliance issues, from US legislation to global approaches driven by international bodies and regulators including the Financial Stability Board (FSB), Bank of International Settlements (BIS), International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). 

Local insights, global outlook: our teams in 20 African countries understand the specific political, financial, regulatory and economic issues. You also have access to the global resources of an Africa team with more than 200 lawyers in key financial centers including Johannesburg, Casablanca, London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing. 

This breath of experience and global resources mean we can advise clients on a vast range of matters: regulatory issues affecting the institution’s viability; permissibility of activities and investments; anti-money laundering compliance; restructuring of boards; regulatory investigations; enforcement actions; transfer of assets in banks; and recovery and resolution of financial institutions. 

An integrated cross-border approach brings together multi-disciplinary teams of lawyers across jurisdictions to help obtain regulatory consents, provide comparative assessments of regulations and resolve problems. Our objective is to provide a seamless client experience globally, from the implications of taking products into new geographies and the regulatory implications of acquisitions and transactions to the comparative benefits of choosing particular jurisdictions for carrying on business. 

We also maintain strong working relationships with regulators around the world, with our teams constantly tracking market and regulatory changes. 

Key capabilities include: 

  • banking regulation
  • mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • capital markets and funds
  • corporate and securities
  • payments and non-bank financial regulation
  • enforcement
  • insurance regulation 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.