About our team

Our market leading regulatory and corporate crime practices delivers a seamless global service, providing clients with practical and commercial advice about the impact of regulation on their business and their dealings with regulators and law enforcement agencies.

With specialist regulatory experts throughout our network of offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia, we have a deep knowledge and understanding of both the regulations themselves and the regulators who devise and enforce them.

We operate as an integrated team, combining contentious and non-contentious expertise across all that we do. With increasingly tough regulators and a growing risk of enforcement action, this integrated approach is invaluable for clients.

With the benefit of our experience and insights into the workings and policy objectives of regulators and law enforcement agencies, we also actively contribute to the regulatory reform agenda and the formulation and development of industry policies and practice. We are committed to genuine ‘thought leadership’ in financial services regulation, corporate crime, white collar defence and investigations.

About our blog

“FSR and Corporate Crime notes” is Herbert Smith Freehills’ new know-how blog where you will find the latest developments on financial services regulatory and corporate crime topics.

It has been created as a way to share updates and insights in an effective and user-friendly manner.  There are a number of ways to navigate around the site, depending on what you are looking for:

  • Click on a category from the list in the right-hand sidebar if you want to find everything published on the site relating to a general topic such as Bribery or European Regulation.
  • Click on a tag from the “tag cloud” if you want to track what has been happening in relation to a more specific development, such as Market Abuse or Libyan sanctions. (Note that the size of text in the tag cloud varies depending on how many articles are tagged to a particular term.)
  • Enter a term in the search box if you want to find all articles containing the term in question.
  • Click on a month from the archive list if you want to find all articles on the site that were published in a particular month.

Although the blog was launched in March 2012, to make the site more useful we have “pre-populated” it with various articles sent out as e-bulletins or briefings over the previous year.