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Financial Services & Regulation lawyers

The daily challenges you face in doing business in a highly regulated, cost-pressured environment mean you need advisers who have an unparalleled understanding of the regulators’ expectations and are commercial, practical and industry savvy.

With leading practices in the UK’s two biggest financial services centres, London and Edinburgh, our team combines wholesale and retail, contentious and non-contentious expertise across banking, insurance, asset management and financial intermediation. You can be assured we understand the regulatory context in which you operate and recognise the importance of finding commercial solutions.

Our specialist regulatory lawyers advise retail and wholesale financial services firms on managing regulatory risk and resolving and avoiding regulatory action and disputes.

Having represented firms in over 400 regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, our team combines knowledge of regulated businesses with a clear understanding of what the regulators require.

We use that experience to help clients manage and grow their businesses through the development of new products, services and distribution channels.

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Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Chris Bradshaw is a partner in the Insurance & Reinsurance Group, who has specialised in the FI market over many years.Chris regularly advises on policy coverage in relation to commercial and FI D&O...
Elisabeth Bremner
Elisabeth Bremner
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Elisabeth Bremner is a Partner in the Financial Services Regulatory team at CMS. Her practice focuses on contentious matters dealing with all aspects of the investigation and enforcement process. She...
Aidan Campbell
Aidan Campbell
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Aidan Campbell is a partner in the Financial Services and Products Group and specialises in investment funds.He has over 16 years of experience of working with fund providers and distributors to deliver...
Emma Clark
Emma Clark
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Emma Clark is a Corporate partner with a sector focus on transactions for financial services businesses. Emma has advised on a number ground-breaking and innovative transactions under new and evolving...
Steven Cochrane
Steven Cochrane
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Steven is strategic employment law advisor, working closely with clients across a number of sectors including financial services, life sciences, technology and manufacturing. Steven has developed a particular...
Matthew Davies
Matthew Davies
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Manchester
Matthew is a Partner in our Corporate group, based in the Corporate team in Manchester.Matthew specialises in UK and multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, corporate re-organisations and restructurings...
Robert Dedman
Robert Dedman
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Rob has been a partner in the firm’s financial services and products team since January 2023. He has over 15 years’ experience working on regulatory matters relating to banks (wholesale and retail)...
Karagh Gilliatt
Karagh Gilliatt
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Karagh Gilliatt is a partner in the firm’s Financial Services & Products Team and has over 10 years' experience in financial services law. Karagh specialises in regulated funds, asset and transitions...
Chris Glennie
Chris Glennie
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Chris is a partner in the Financial Services Regulatory Practice at CMS London.  Chris has significant payments, fintech and financial regulation expertise.  He has a unique background and insight having...
Angela Greenough
Angela Greenough
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Angela is a partner in our Financial Services and Products team, specialising in regulated financial services outsourcing, complex commercial contracts and the operational aspects of financial services...