Financial Services - UK-wide
Basic facts about the department
- 12 partners
- 23 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: London
What the team is known for Excellent reputation for non-contentious work with a complementary contentious practice. Noted as a go-to firm for alternative fund regulatory advice as well as innovative areas such as payments law.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I found them very proactive. They helped to see the project from a high level and gave targeted advice."
"Very good - they got to know our business really well. They've got a depth of knowledge and technical expertise. Immensely helpful."
What's new? New clients include Coller Capital, Ares Management and Faster Payments Service.
Work highlights Advised the Cheque & Credit Clearing Company on a highly innovative cheque imaging project to cut down cheque processing from six days to two days.
Advised Silverfleet Capital on regulatory issues pertaining to its investment in Ipes, a private equity fund administrator regulated in Luxembourg, Guernsey and Jersey. The team also advised Ipes in relation to AIFMD.
"Undoubted expert in regulatory matters" Margaret Chamberlain has a strong reputation for both contentious and non-contentious work. Clients appreciate her "deep understanding of law and commercial pragmatism."
Philip Bartram is noted for his expertise in payments regulation as well as advising on AIFMD as co-chair of the AIMA group. He advises a range of clients including fund managers, investment banks and payment institutions.
Mark Evans frequently advises on a broad range of issues and has specialist knowledge in payments law. Sources report him to be "meticulous, thorough and a pleasure to deal with."
Tim Lewis is highly regarded in advising on alternative investment fund regulation as well as regulatory capital issues. Clients hold him in high esteem, saying: "He's hard-working, knows his field, and he is practical and proactive."
Co-head of the contentious regulatory investigations group Stephen Paget-Brown is often called on to negotiate difficult waters in sensitive investigations undertaken by the regulators. Peers regard him as very bright and someone they would refer individuals to when conflicted.
Co-chair of the AIMA group Jane Tuckley is a notable expert in investment fund infrastructure, AIFMD implementation and market abuse matters. Clients regard her as "outstanding. She really understands the detail and knows the policy decisions. She is also an absolute delight to work with."
Significant clients Standard Bank, Euroclear, Bain Capital, Bridgepoint Capital, Intermediate Capital Group.