Investment Services and Financial Markets
The Firm has a long-standing experience in assisting clients in all legal aspects connected with the provision of investment services, with a special focus on the design of new products and new lines of business, the structuring of cross-border transactions, the best distribution structure for products and services and the relevant impact of rules of conduct on an intermediary’s organisational structure.
The experience they have gained on the ground allows the Firm’s professionals to also assist market participants in all over-the-counter derivatives transactions (ISDA, ISMA, OSLA, etc.).
Besides having a thorough knowledge of the microstructure of the different cash and derivatives markets, as well as of operational aspects connected with the admission and permanence of intermediaries on the various markets (including non-regulated ones), the Firm assists intermediaries and issuers in their dealings with market management companies, including upon litigation.
Legal assistance activities also include the drafting of standard market regulating agreements and contracts, such as, without limitation, those regulating one’s acting as a specialist, sponsor, liquidity provider and market maker.