Travers Smith’s cross-disciplinary ‘Market Impact Group’ is drawn from legal specialists who are all leaders in their fields and have first-hand experience in advising clients in the financial sector at times of market stress.
Whether you are on the sell-side or buy-side, a global custodian, an operator of financial market infrastructure or a provider of payment or other banking services, we can help you navigate and manage the likely pitfalls ahead – whether through recovery and resolution, default avoidance and management or risk control and mitigation.
Our seasoned team has long experience of working closely together to advise on the broad range of issues that affect market participants, both in contentious and non-contentious scenarios. Our deep and broad sector knowledge includes extensive experience of handling high-profile, challenging and technical assignments for market participants, including mandates for the Joint Administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration) after the financial crash of 2008 and acting for the Oversight Committee of the Bank of England in its wide-ranging investigation into the foreign exchange market.
Our work and our representation on trade associations and expert market groups give us a detailed knowledge of the workings of the financial markets. It helps us to advise not only on where the law and regulation stand, but also to help shape how law and regulation will develop - skills that are particularly pertinent as clients in the financial sector manage the repercussions of Brexit.
Our group offers advice and representation in relation to the following:
- Clearing, settlement and financial market infrastructure
- Derivatives and structured products
- Prime brokerage, repo and securities lending
- Financial collateral
- Insolvency, recovery and resolution
- All types of financial markets disputes and regulatory investigations