Our highly regarded banking advisory lawyers counsel the largest and most dynamic global institutions on M&A, regulatory and general advisory matters and on their relationships with banking regulators worldwide. We provide advice on a wide range of issues covering all US federal banking laws and associated regulations, the UK Financial Services and Markets legislation, and European directives and regulations.

Our lawyers have significant experience in:

  • establishing new financial institutions and launching new services and products;
  • structuring and facilitating businesses including through acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations of financial businesses; and
  • advising on regulatory aspects of other types of transactions such as capital markets offerings, structured finance transactions and funds.

In particular, we advise issuers, banks and brokers on selling restrictions, stabilization, analyst research, ethical walls, market abuse, disclosure and corporate publicity issues in connection with securities offerings.

Featured Matters

  • Banco Itaú Holding Financeira in its combination with Unibanco-Uniao de Bancos Brasileiros to form Itaú Unibanco Holding
  • Merrill Lynch on its sale to Bank of America
  • Mizuho Corporate Bank in its minority investment in Merrill Lynch and in Evercore
  • Qatar Investment Authority and Qatar Holding LLC on their investments in Volkswagen AG and in Porsche Automobil Holding SE
  • RBS in its acquisition of ABN AMRO Bank with Fortis Bank and Banco Santander Central Hispano
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