Banking & Financial Markets Regulation - China

Vital assistance to navigate complex financial services regulation

Regulators in China and across the globe are studying the financial sector intently. As regulation becomes more complex, there can be grey areas in its implementation. At the same time, regulators are showing a greater propensity to enforce through intrusive investigations. So it is absolutely key that our clients understand the regulatory changes in China – and internationally).

Whether you are a bank, a financial investor or fund, insurer, securities house or asset manager, we can help you navigate complex regulatory issues. We have been involved in the design, marketing and offering of many new products for the China market, including derivatives and other complex financial products.

Benefit from our knowledge and experience

We have an in-depth understanding of PRC laws and extensive experience working with the authorities that regulate the financial markets. We are also active members of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), the Chinese Banking Association (CBA), and the Asia-Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA).

We use the knowledge and expertise this gives us to assist banks and non-bank financial institutions with compliance reviews of all aspects of their business and provide them with constructive solutions. We also frequently assist with foreign strategic investments in Chinese banks – a growing area, in which we continue to lead the market.

We also assist banks with preparing standard documentation and undertake periodical reviews and updates following legal developments and changes to market practices.

The clients who benefit from our lawyers’ advice on banking and financial markets regulation include banks, securities houses, financial investors, funds, insurance companies, asset managers, auto-financing companies, financial leasing companies, and trust companies.

We advise on:

  • Entry strategies, legal due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, financings
  • Dispute resolution, investigations by regulators and other government authorities, disciplinary and criminal sanctions
  • Drafting standard documentation
  • Compliance reviews
  • Financial retail products
  • Crisis management.

Your key contacts

We have a full team specialising in this area.


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