Contentious Regulatory

Contentious Regulatory

Investigations and disciplinary proceedings by regulatory authorities may give rise to commercial, financial, and media risks. Our practice is well-integrated, such that our lawyers possess state-of-the-art expertise at the intersection of dispute resolution and financial regulation, and this allows them to give high-quality strategic advice.

Increasing complexity in the regulatory arena and the increased activity of supervisory authorities have led to sanctions becoming more common and tougher. In addition, the nature of communication from public authorities is more legal than it was in the past. This development places high demands in terms of experience and legal expertise to minimise the risks associated with investigations and disciplinary proceedings from supervisory authorities.

The firm’s experts in contentious regulatory matters have been leaders in the field for many years and have extensive experience advising regulated companies in their most important, complex, and sensitive matters.

We have a long and successful history of working with fully integrated teams of experts in both financial services and dispute resolution. Our integrated approach means that we not only can help clients better anticipate and minimise the risk of regulatory violations, we can also advise them and – when necessary – authoritatively advocate on behalf of our clients to the supervisory authority investigating the underlying regulatory issues.

Our services include:

  • Assisting in supervisory and sanction matters before Swedish and European supervisory authorities
  • Providing representation in appeals against decisions of supervisory authorities and in other disputes with supervisory authorities in administrative courts and other dispute resolution bodies (e.g. EBA, EIOPA and ESMA Board of Appeal)
  • Assisting in disputes with supervisory authorities in courts of general jurisdiction (for example regarding sanctions under the Market Abuse Regulation)

Our success factors

We have extensive experience of successfully assisting both Swedish and international clients. With a passion for our clients, we use the law as a tool to find new ways forward. Our first-class advice is based on three important building blocks.

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