Whether you are a financial institution or an individual such as an investor navigating global financial markets, raising capital for your business or your assets, working in the regulated financial services sector or dealing with a dispute, the challenges have never been greater.
With deep expertise worldwide, applying both international and local knowledge, our team can help you protect, secure, and future proof your position.
A wealth of experience
Our banking and finance experts have a wealth of experience advising borrowers, acting for successful individuals and families particularly in respect of real estate, art, aircraft and shipping finance. Entrepreneurs and businesses frequently call on Withers when they are looking to arrange finance to support acquisitions and international expansion.
On the lending side, we work with many high-profile creditors, such as banks, suppliers and venture capitalists to assist with lending transactions globally, clients include the State Bank of India, HSBC, Barclays, Bank of China, Royal Bank of Canada and other financial institutions.
Resolving complex financial services disputes
We handle complex financial services disputes acting for individuals and their businesses across a wide range of issues from mis-selling claims to breach of contract, misrepresentation to breach of regulatory rules. We are currently assisting the liquidators of a property company on a dispute relating to over £35 million of losses incurred by interest-rate hedging products sold by a UK bank, and we have considered the regulatory obligations of financial institutions involved in a minority shareholding buy-out.
We frequently advise senior executives connected with a financial regulatory investigation. In the UK, we have extensive experience in investigations brought by the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the National Crime Agency (NCA) and proceedings brought under the Company Directors Disqualification Act. Our experts in Asia and the US are also frequently called on to deal with white collar investigations and a broad range of regulatory issues.
A global reach
In Singapore, our highly experienced, market-leading team represent a wide range of financial institutions in the state, including 80% of major insurance companies, all banks with a Singapore headquarter and over 70% of major regional and international banks who run their business in the bustling financial hub. Some of the long term clients include DBS Bank, United Overseas Bank, Maybank, HSBC and Credit Suisse, among others.
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