Regulatory excellence

Spitz Poulle Kannan is the largest and the most reputed law firm in Paris formed exclusively for providing advice on financial services and regulatory matters.

The firm

The firm mainly assists French and international banks, investment firms, portfolio managers and insurance companies.

We also work with more than 20 preferred law firms across multiple jurisdictions with a view to offering seamless cross-border advice to our clients.

Our practices

Recognized for its high-level of expertise, the firm mainly deals with sensitive and complex regulatory issues, assisting clients in making highly technical, strategic and business decisions.

We are able to handle the full suite of the following matters arising out of the financial services industry:

Advisory: Our advisory practice covers all regulatory requirements applicable to banks, investment firms, portfolio managers and insurance companies.

Litigation: We represent French and international financial institutions on contentious matters (regulatory disputes and disciplinary matters) before the French courts and market authorities (the French AMF and ACPR as well as the European ECB and ESMA).

Public affairs: We assist clients by monitoring and lobbying in legislative and policy developments, through contacts with French regulators and legislative decision makers.

Recent publications

Ten years in the making, Spitz Poulle Kannan is happy to announce the publication of EU Banking and Financial Regulation.

Find out more here.

Rankings & awards

Spitz Poulle Kannan is Band 1 in all financial services rankings: Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Décideurs.

“They are responsive and thoughtful; I use them all the time on French regulatory issues"

Our areas of expertise

We have extensive experience of the most complex regulatory issues and financial services transactions that require an in-depth knowledge of French and European regulations and practices. Our legal expertise covers the following areas:


Join us

Letters of application and CVs should be sent to the following email addresses only:

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  • trainees:

Best Student Award

For information on the Best Student Award in Financial Services Law, click here.


199 bis, boulevard Saint-Germain

75007 Paris – France

+33 1 83 64 76 20


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