Financial services

Cornet Vincent Ségurel advises banks, investment management companies, payment institutions, investment advisors, crowdfunding firms and other financial intermediaries on the legal and regulatory framework applicable to their operations in France.

We assist professionals in the finance sector, regulated or not, on their authorisation process (incorporation, business programme, approval by regulatory authorities, implementation of business alliances, passporting, outsourcing of certain operations, management delegation).

We also advise them on their products (securities or financial contracts, specific loans, payment services, crowdfunding) from structuring to sale (directly, via intermediaries or finders or by means of solicitation).

We advise investment management companies on the creation of funds (UCITS, alternative investment funds, in particular) and their marketing and sale (including third-party marketers).

More generally, we handle all regulatory problems confronting financial industry professionals (in the area of prudential supervision, internal controls and compliance, fighting against money laundering and financing of terrorism, confidentiality, personal data protection, etc.), and, together with our commercial litigation team, in the area of commercial law and financial and business disputes, financial disciplinary and court litigation.

The members of our team have frequent dealings with the relevant regulatory authorities (in particular, the AMF and ACPR) and professional bodies such as “Association française de la gestion financière” (AFG); Association française des Investisseurs pour la croissance” (AFIC); Paris Europlace, “Fédération bancaire française” (FBF).