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Regulatory and compliance advisory

Financial services regulatory

Freshfields regulatory lawyers provide end-to-end representation to the financial services industry in every major financial center and business hub. Our team spans the US, UK, EU and Asia, offering seamless coverage around-the-clock and the unique perspective of a truly global firm.

Clients call on us to assist with complex, often cross-border, financial regulatory issues, including their most significant transactions, sensitive regulatory inquiries or investigations and difficult compliance challenges. We pride ourselves on finding the right solutions for their business needs and being trusted partners at every step of the way. We bring a client-first, commercial approach to everything we do.

We represent banks, broker-dealers, asset and investment managers, financial sponsors, payments companies, credit card networks, infrastructure providers and fintech firms at all stages of maturity, from global financial institutions and technology companies to early stage and emerging ventures.

Our US team provides advice across a wide range of state and federal financial laws and regulations. We apply decades of combined experience representing clients before the key regulatory and law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Reserve, OCC, FDIC, Treasury Department, OFAC, the NY Department of Financial Services, and the CA Department of Financial Protection and Innovation.

In an industry that is constantly evolving, we make sure our financial services clients stay ahead of the curve on emerging regulatory dynamics and priorities. We are thought leaders, speaking and writing frequently on the topics our clients care about. And through our work with industry trade groups and policymakers, we help to shape the debate on issues that are vitally important to the financial industry as a whole.

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