The financial services regulatory team of Bredin Prat regularly advises French and international groups in the banking, investment services, payment services, insurance, and asset management sector, as well as industrial groups having businesses in such sectors, on their ongoing regulation issues. This covers a broad range of advice such as in relation to regulatory licenses, fit and proper assessments, internal governance, prudential requirements, outsourcing, remuneration, conduct rules, as well as the particularities of cross-border activities (inbound and outbound).
In addition, the firm has worked on a vast number of landmark M&A transactions (both public and private) in the financial services and insurance industry in France over the past 30 years, including high-profile privatisations, recommended and hostile tender offers, and contested takeovers. The team has developed renowned expertise on the regulatory aspects of such transactions, including in relation to their structuring and involved regulatory approval procedures.
The firm also assists Fintech clients on the specific regulatory issues arising out of their business models, including in the digital asset and blockchain sector.
Furthermore, Bredin Prat is renowned for its well-established expertise in the field of financial litigation, and in particular regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings, including before the French regulators AMF and ACPR.
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