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Meeting the pressing needs of the financial sector.

Corporate Finance

Pace of change, regulation, managing risk – all part of the day to day dynamic of working within the financial sector in the UK and internationally.

Burness Paull's financial sector lawyers are market-leading in Scotland. Bringing together lawyers from across disciplines, many with significant in-house experience, we offer a deep understanding of the industry's nuances to represent leading financial services institutions and growing fintech companies on some of their most significant and strategic projects.

The firm's day-to-day involvement in financial services means that we understand the technical and commercial issues that arise. As the growth of fintech continues to impact upon existing players in the financial sector, we are ideally placed to support clients as they respond to evolving industry dynamics. In the start-up sphere, we work with a range of exciting and innovative new businesses who are driving forward change in the market.

In response to the constant evolution of technology, we understand the needs of clients to keep up with data protection and privacy regulations. Burness Paull's financial sector lawyers are regularly consulted on big data projects, cloud storage and privacy and guide clients through issues such as GDPR and cybersecurity.

The firm's dedicated deals team advise on mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, joint ventures, Part VII transfers and corporate restructuring, including rationalisation of group structures. While we take the lead on the majority of deals, we also advise regularly alongside City and international law firms on aspects of projects and transactions.

How can Burness Paull's financial sector lawyers help you?

Working with asset and fund managers, insurers, banks and alternative lenders, our expertise spans the FSMA, the FCA/PRA rules, consumer finance, data protection and wider consumer law. The team regularly advises on conduct issues, FCA communications and product development, always cognisant of our clients’ reputations and relationships.

We also offer market-leading finance advice for all types of funders and borrowers in the real estate, leveraged, securitisation and private funds markets.

The firm's Financial Services Regulatory & Disputes specialists have a depth of experience and ability that means that we can cover the full spectrum of disputes that clients may have to deal with including:

  • claims relating to financial products and advice;
  • professional negligence claims for advisory work;
  • property disputes;
  • commercial contracts;
  • technology and intellectual property disputes;
  • matters involving insolvencies.

As active members of Scottish Financial Enterprise, Burness Paull's financial sector lawyers remain at the forefront of the industry, contributing to the discussions on issues that matter, collaborating with others across the sector to drive change and innovation and providing opportunities to facilitate networking and learning between members.

To find out how we meet the pressing needs of the financial sector, get in touch: