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DAC Beachcroft is an international law firm with more than 2,500 professionals. We are a broad-based commercial firm focusing on financial services, insurance, technology, property, real estate and healthcare sectors.
Our Financial Services sector comprises a dedicated team of specialist lawyers who advise on commercial and regulatory matters. Our clients include leading asset and wealth managers, investment and retail banks, hedge funds, building societies, regulated lenders, payment services firms, and networks of financial advisers and other financial intermediaries. We offer full service legal and commercial solutions across our key expertise areas including: Regulatory, Commercial & Distribution, Corporate, Cyber & Breach Response, Data Protection, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Governance & Compliance, Pensions, and FinTech.
Our advice is informed by an in-depth understanding of the regulatory environment in which our clients operate. We are regularly involved with both the PRA and the FCA and with their supervision and enforcement teams; also with other regulators such as AIM regulation and the Takeover Panel. We also have in depth experience and expertise of assisting institutions with Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and HMRC Investigations and prosecutions and the Financial Ombudsman Service, as well as other regulators in America, Europe and around the globe.
We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design solutions that fit the needs of our clients. We’re easy to engage with, a reputation we are proud to maintain and reinforce through our people and the way we operate.
As part of a global practice, with over 70 offices in more than 30 countries and over 1000 disputes lawyers, we are well placed to assist our global client base. Our team is comprised of subject matter experts across the core areas of financial crime, corporate crime and investigations covering Anti-bribery and corruption, Anti-money laundering and sanctions. We are also one of the only global law firms that also has a specialist financial crime compliance team made up of specialist lawyers, non-lawyers and regulatory specialists, with practical experience of working in-house at international regulators or law enforcement agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the National Crime Agency, and the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK and the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission in the US.
Additionally, our team have worked within the legal and compliance functions at some of the world’s largest global corporations in positions such as Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Global Head of Sanctions and Global Head of Financial Crime Legal. We are the only law firm appointed Skilled Persons for Financial Crime by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority, tasked with assisting the regulator with the assessment of the adequacy of financial crime systems and controls across regulated firms and have also supported the UK’s Serious Fraud Office with some of its recent high-profile cases.
Our unique insight into full end-to-end financial crime compliance, investigation, enforcement and assurance is reflected by our inclusion in industry guides such as GIR 100, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
With 1,400 legal professionals across 19 cities worldwide, Gowling WLG is an international law firm that is ambitious for your success.
Our global reach, combined with our sector knowledge and commitment to outstanding service, is why Gowling WLG is the trusted adviser to international clients including FTSE 100 and 250 companies, financial institutions, government departments, and high net worth individuals.
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