Contentious Regulatory

A world class team

Investigations and disciplinary proceedings by regulators can give rise to significant commercial, financial and reputational risks for regulated firms. At Linklaters we have unparalleled experience of advising financial institutions, major corporates and their senior executives on their most significant, complex and reputationally sensitive matters.

Our mindset is not to be reactive in investigations. We believe that it is vital to get on the front foot and to engage constructively with regulators before they reach conclusions. We have deployed this approach to secure successful outcomes for many clients.

We have an excellent insight into the workings of, and interactions between, regulatory bodies. Our team includes individuals who have previously worked in the enforcement divisions of many of the most active regulators, including the DOJ, SEC, FCA, PRA and SFC.

An integrated practice

We operate a genuinely integrated practice, with our contentious regulatory lawyers working seamlessly with advisory and risk advisory, dispute resolution, business crime and investigations, competition, data privacy, banking, corporate and governance, and employment and incentives lawyers to cover every issue arising out of an investigation or enforcement action, and the attendant consequences for your business.

Our advisory lawyers provide market-leading advice to institutions on regulatory compliance and managing and responding to the risks occasioned by regulatory change. Our combined approach means that, not only are we better able to help clients anticipate and mitigate the risk of regulatory non-compliance, but we are also able to advise clients and, where necessary, advocate authoritatively to regulators on the underlying rules and regulations at issue in an investigation.

Our international network enables us to provide seamless advice and global strategic co-ordination of cross-border regulatory investigations involving multiple authorities and jurisdictions.