Helping financial institutions to navigate changing regulation
The global financial crisis sent shockwaves through the world’s financial institutions and was the catalyst for major reforms to the banking and financial services sector. While conditions have stabilised somewhat, markets remain fickle and these institutions are now adjusting to an increasingly regulated and competitive environment. Add to this an overlay of technology, innovation, FinTech and increased pressure on costs, and you have an industry that is being transformed across the world.
Our multi-disciplinary Financial Services team pulls together finance skills, industry insights and serious business acumen. Tactically astute where necessary and strategic by nature, our goal is always the success of our clients. We regularly advise lenders and borrowers on cross-border financing and restructuring transactions in the region.
Within the Financial Services team, our FinTech practice supports our clients who are looking for exposure to FinTech deals in South and South East Asia where there remains a high concentration of unbanked, underbanked and uninsured but who have widespread access to technology through smartphones.
Together with our global offices which are all ranked Band 1 in FinTech Legal in Australia, Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR by Chambers, we seamlessly support clients in the regional FinTech markets who seek an end-to-end solution for their legal matters. Our collective bench of lawyers within the APAC team are at the centre of FinTech policy development and innovation across the region.
We have extensive knowledge of the various legal, regulatory, and cultural issues and complexities which are face by foreign investors in South and South East Asia and are equipped with the ability to anticipate, identify and address issues presented in a transaction.
Our dedicated financial services offering
Remaining at the forefront of key regulatory issues as we guide and shape the future of financial services, our work encompass:
- Investment & Asset Management
- Non-bank Lenders
- Multilateral Development Banks
- Investment Banks