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Financial Institutions & Services

When it comes to financial services, trust should be central to your relationship with your legal advisers. In a changing environment of new markets and fresh opportunities, innovation inevitably involves risk. Being aware of global financial regulations, reducing your exposure to risk and receiving practical, dependable solutions are essential.

Gowling WLG is a leader in the financial services sector, with a long-established reputation recognised by global financial institutions. We offer you expertise in all relevant areas, having acted for some of the world's largest financial institutions on domestic and cross-border matters.

In tune with your requirements, we're at the leading edge of new and emerging areas as our clients adapt and look for fresh markets. Our client lists includes credit unions, hedge funds, insurers, lenders, major domestic and international banks, pension and private equity funds, syndicates and venture capitalists.

With hundreds of financial institutions and services professionals around the world, we have the capability and experience to form multi-jurisdictional, multidisciplinary teams that give advice that makes things happen - and clear the roadblocks in your way. Our advice covers:

  • Asset-based lending
  • Banking and financial regulatory
  • Bond financing
  • Corporate and debt restructurings and work-outs
  • Corporate finance
  • Cross-border and domestic transactions
  • Demand and enforcement proceedings
  • Employment, labour law and pensions
  • Environmental law
  • Factoring arrangement
  • Insolvency and restructurings
  • Investment grade financings
  • Joint ventures
  • Letters of credit and guarantee arrangements
  • Litigation
  • Project finance
  • Real estate lending
  • Receiverships
  • Senior secured and unsecured lending
  • Sub-debt, mezzanine and second lien lending
  • Syndicated, club, participation and joint venture transactions
  • Tax law (corporate, income and sales tax)
  • Trade finance
  • Transfer pricing
  • Venture capital, private equity, hedge fund and merchant banking transactions

Our approach is to develop long-term relationships, fully understand your goals and tailor our advice and service accordingly. We're always thinking creatively, and work to ensure our teams integrate with yours to create success through collaboration.

The size to deliver and personal service that matters: let's work together to embrace change. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you succeed.

Key Contacts

Kirsty Barnes
Kirsty Barnes

David F.W. Cohen
David F.W. Cohen

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