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Financial Services

The pace of change in financial services continues. Consumer habits are changing, financial technology is altering service delivery, and regulation is responding and evolving. To stay ahead of the pack you need lawyers who are always learning about the latest developments, leading debate on new regulation, and constantly adapting to change.

We have a multidisciplinary transactional, regulatory, and advisory team recognized globally for supporting clients at the very forefront of the financial services industry. We are able to offer a one-stop-shop for our clients, providing services ranging from international product launches and high- profile regulatory issues to corporate and commercial transactions.

Whether you are in the commercial and retail bank, investment bank, asset management, market infrastructure, or FinTech space, our lawyers offer you a wealth of experience. We cover the credit, banking and payments markets, advising on local and multijurisdictional regulation, product development and distribution, documentation, establishment of lending and banking businesses. This is in addition to developing financial services structures, governance and commercial arrangements and transactions, and financing and commercial agreements.

We are fully aware of the sophisticated nature of your clients and your need to provide complex and often highly flexible solutions to them. Therefore, we provide a truly holistic perspective and understanding of new and existing legal and regulatory challenges, which few of our competitors are able to match. We help our clients innovate, deliver ground-breaking products, and capitalize on change.

FinTech Topic Center

FinTech is revolutionising traditional financial services at a rapid pace.  Keep up with news, events and developments on our dedicated FinTech page.

Blockchain Topic Center

As the potential for blockchain continues to be explored, its transformational scope begins to emerge with operational examples.  Keep up to date with these developments here.

Brexit: hub

How will Brexit affect your business?  Find out what you need to know and how you can prepare here.

MiFID II Microsite

MiFID II will have a significant impact on financial institutions providing services in the EU. Hogan Lovells has created this site to help firms understand what will change under MiFID II.

Global Insurance Blog

Read topical commentary and keep up to date on key legal issues in today's insurance and reinsurance market here.

FIsion Blog

Sign up to our financial services regulation blog for the latest updates, news and commentary.

Payments Topic Center

The payments industry is seeing exponential growth and evolution across the globe. Find out what you need to know about this challenging space here.

Representative experience

Advised Erste Abwicklungsanstalt on its €71bn acquisition of assets from WestLB.

Advised TSB Bank plc on the acquisition of £3.3bn of former Northern Rock mortgages and loans from Cerberus Capital Management group.

Advised The London Metal Exchange on the establishment of LME Clear, an EMIR-compliant metal derivatives CCP.

Advised Tesco Bank on the launch of a current account, an important market development challenging the dominance of the high street banks in the UK current account sector.

Advised Citigroup on the implementation of the EU's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and its effect on their contract terms.

Advised BlackRock on separate outsourcings of global custody, fund accounting and transfer agency services to State Street, JPMorgan, Investment Bank and Trust, and Citibank.

Advised Paypal on all aspects of its China business, including making the first ever application by a non-Chinese company for a payments license to the Chinese central bank.

Advised an online bank in relation to its terms and conditions, website structure, data collection mechanisms, and the data protection implications of sharing data.

Advised BancAlliance and Fundation on their partnership to bring a new small business lending technology solution to over 200 community banks in the U.S.

Provided monitoring, advocacy, coalition building/leadership, and technical support on many aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act and on other significant financial legislation.


Band 1 for FinTech

Chambers Global


Tier 1 for Brexit

The Legal 500 UK


Tier 1 for FinTech

The Legal 500 UK


Band 1 for Consumer Finance

Chambers UK


Band 1 for Financial Services: Payments

Chambers UK


Rachel Kent is named one of the 100 Most Influential Women

Financial News


Leading Law Firm for Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)

Chambers USA


Leading Law Firm for Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A

Chambers USA


Leading Law Firm for Outsourcing Global-Wide

Chambers Global


Leading Law Firm for Financial Services: Non-contentious regulatory

Chambers Europe


Shortlisted for Financial Regulation Team of the Year

Financial News Legal Services Awards

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