Financial Regulation

Cederquist’s financial regulation’s team is a leader in this field.

We focus on the constant evolution and innovation of the financial market. Increased regulation and rapid technological development creates challenges as well as opportunities. We work pro-actively to address and predict our clients’ questions and expectations and attach great importance to guiding them through financial regulatory, legal and commercial requirements.

Our broad experience is combined with an in-depth legal and practical understanding of the financial market. We provide legal advice when clients want to set up, operate, evaluate and develop financial businesses, in compliance with all regulatory, legal and commercial requirements. We work very closely with our Private M&A-team and act as discussion partner and adviser to both Swedish and international investors in connection with investments and other transactions involving financial companies. By analysing existing and future regulations, we can express our opinion on financial regulatory aspects, risks and opportunities of potential investments at a very early stage. As a consequence, we can provide efficient assistance in the strategic work preceding investments in financial companies, both in relation to the initial investment phase and during the term of the investment.

Our analysis and advice covers all aspects of financial market regulations. This may include authorisations and establishments, compliance, supervisory issues and sanctions, internal regulations, cross-border activities, product launch, marketing and distribution, restructuring and outsourcing, ownership and management assessments, reporting requirements, and capital adequacy and solvency issues.

We also provide risk profiles and are able to assess internal control functions as well as internal regulations. We can provide tailored training for management and staff, and help arrange simulated on-site inspections by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen). This allows us to determine whether regulatory compliance and contingency is adequate.

Our clients include major Swedish and international financial institutions: banks, insurance companies, fund companies, AIF-managers and other financial institutions, as well as Swedish and international owners of financial institutions. We also have a lot of experience from advising clients, especially with regards to private equity, in connection with transactions covering financial institutions. Advising on financial services transactions, is central to our experts within the financial markets team. We work closely with our clients to gain a genuine understanding of the specific transaction and market situation, which enables us to act proactively and efficiently with tangible results.

Excellent service and availability is essential for us, and we aim to exceed our clients’ highest expectations when it comes to providing sustainable, high quality, cost-effective and innovative advice. We strive for long-term relationships with our clients, in order to provide top tier advice and protect our clients’ interests in a complex regulatory environment.

We are regularly top-ranked in the legal publications Legal500 and Chambers Europe.

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