Financial services are the backbone of global business, integrating sectors such as banking, asset management, insurance and private equity.
 
Serving clients around the world through a network of 12 offices, located in leading financial centers in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States, Sullivan & Cromwell's Financial Services Group represents this sector through a fully integrated team of lawyers. The geographic complexities S&C clients face touch upon regulatory implications, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and investigations and litigation, as well as other practice and industry sectors featured on the right side of this page. 
 
The financial services regulatory environment has grown more complex in the aftermath of the financial crisis. To meet this challenge, S&C works with its clients to understand and respond to the latest legislative and regulatory aspects of financial services reform that are fundamental to their core strategies, including extensive briefings, resources and advice on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Basel III and other reform efforts. The Firm’s long-term experience in these complex areas of practice has helped generate trust from its clients in the advice it provides to a large number of financial institutions, large and small, U.S. and non-U.S., as well as from the financial services industry at large.