Clients across the financial services spectrum, ranging from the largest global banks to newly established hedge funds, rely on the highly sophisticated counsel we provide on their most complex legal and business matters. Through a dedicated team of more than 300 lawyers spread across financial centers worldwide, King & Spalding’s Financial Institutions practice stands out in the market not only for its breadth and the quality of its lawyers, but also for the commercially-savvy advice and representation they provide.
Our broad transactional team brings a high degree of expertise and market knowledge advising our financial services clients on complex financings, fund formations, investments and dispositions, securities transactions and restructurings, with a particular strength in the real estate and private equity sectors. The practice also includes a global-leading Islamic Finance and Investment team, which has advised on billions of dollars in sophisticated and often first-of-their-kind Shari’ah-compliant transactions in recent years.
Similarly, our litigators draw on one of the world’s top disputes practices to advise financial services clients on commercial litigation and arbitration, securities and shareholder suits, and multijurisdictional investigations and enforcement actions. The team is well versed in matters pertaining to complex financial instruments, transactions and regulation, enabling them to develop novel and highly technical defense strategies. We frequently reach expedient and confidential resolution of our clients’ most sensitive litigation challenges. However we are trial lawyers above all, and in recent years King & Spalding has successfully tried some of the most notable cases in the financial sector.
Our strong base of clients are leaders in the financial services industry, including 15 of the 25 largest banks in the world and 20 of the 25 largest banks in the United States (counting the entire top 10) among them.