Boutique law firm focussing on French banking and financial regulatory practice

Spitz Poulle Kannan is, and remains, the only law firm in Paris formed exclusively for providing advice on financial services and regulatory matters.

Our practice area covers all areas of law applicable to financial institutions providing services in France and, in particular: (i) communication with regulators (licensing/authorisations, notifications and reportings, change of control etc.), (ii) good conduct rules such as AML, professional secrecy, etc., (iii) the marketing of financial and insurance products, (iv) specific regulatory matters, such as custody and clearing, payment services, prudential regulations, etc., and (v) review and drafting of financial contracts, including derivative products and structured finance transactions.

We also represent French and International financial institutions on contentious matters (regulatory disputes and disciplinary matters) before the French courts and market authorities (the French Financial Markets Authority – Autorité des marchés financiers - and the French Prudential and Resolution Authority – Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution).