Regulatory risk has become one of the key business concerns for corporates and financial institutions with its potential for direct damage both to a company’s financial well-being and to its brand or reputation. Investigatory powers have become more draconian and regulators are better funded. Criminal sanctions are more common-place and personal liability is imposed on directors and senior managers.

Simmons & Simmons has one of the leading regulatory practices in Europe and Asia with expertise in each of our core sectors: asset management & investment funds, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) .

We are one of the very few firms that has the expertise to advise on the full spectrum from the detail of compliance with technical requirements under industry rules, through to investigations and, in extreme cases, to criminal liability.

Advising clients which include both major financial institutions or companies and government departments or regulators gives us a valuable perspective and insight not widely available.

The ability to provide this breadth of advice across our network of offices in Europe, the Middle East and Asia makes our practice stand out from our competitors.