Financial services law

EY teams aim to bring commercially focused legal support that can help financial services businesses to comply, grow, transform and operate, safely and effectively. The combined strength of our legal experience and legal consultancy, often integral to EY’s multi-disciplinary offering and technology-enabled transformation capabilities, can provide pragmatic and action-orientated-services.


How EY can help

Our financial services business has its own multi-jurisdictional dedicated legal practice focused on supporting financial services clients with both sector specific legal needs and with legal requirements integral to many projects.

And we have the scale to service global requirements. We are part of a 2,400 strong EY network of lawyers in 94 countries with eight managed delivery centers. This is where 1,100 multilingual legal managed services professionals work to help streamline process leveraging our legal tools, which can assist EY clients in increasing their efficiency, while managing risks.

We bring the insights of our people combined with technology to legal challenges and aim to provide business-focused solutions. It’s how we can play our part in helping build a better financial services world for employees, shareholders, customers and society as a whole.

EY teams can advise your financial services organization on:

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    Nicolette Opdam

    Lawyer and EMEIA Financial Services Law Leader, HVG Law LLP

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    Amsterdam, NLD

    Chris Price

    Managing Partner, Financial Services Law, Ernst & Young LLP United Kingdom

    Oxford Blue. Enthusiastic skier, horse rider, runner. Keen interest in fast depreciating cars and slowly appreciating wines. Husband and father of two.

    London, GBR

    Dr. Ansgar Becker

    EY EMEIA and Germany Financial Services Law Leader

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    Eschborn/Frankfurt (Main), DEU

    Enrique Albarracin

    EY Spain Legal and Regulation Leader, Financial Services

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    Madrid, ESP

    Monica Gogna

    EY UK Financial Regulation Law Leader, Financial Services

    Passionate about creating real change in the financial services industry.

    London, GBR

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    Partner, AI and Digital Law, HVG Law LLP

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    Amsterdam, NLD

    Sandrine Cullaffroz-Jover

    Partner, Data Protection Law and Financial Services, Ernst & Young Société d'Avocats SELAS

    Geek lawyer. Passionate about entrepreneurship and technology. Lecturer at Université Technologique de Troyes and Paris Dauphine. Always ready to unlock clues in escape game parties. Outdoor lover.

    Paris La Défense, FRA

    Michele Odello

    EY Italy Law Leader, Financial Services

    A lucky guy with some aim. Married, enthusiastic dad of young Lodovico. Passionate for every possible sport and sport event. Avid tennis player and traveler of the US.

    Milano, ITA

    Géraldine Roch

    EY France Legal Leader, Financial Services

    Managing and supervising the French legal financial team. Attorney at law. Accomplished in regulatory issues and leader in regulatory dispute resolutions in France. Mother of two.

    Paris La Défense, FRA

    Christian Roethlin

    EY Switzerland Tax & Legal Leader, Financial Services

    Supporting clients in transforming their legal and compliance functions to become more digital-enabled. Married, a proud father of a son and a daughter, likes gardening and doing sport.

    Zurich, CHE

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    EY UK Head of Data Protection Law Services

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    London, GBR

    Darko Stefanoski

    Digital Law Leader, Financial Services, Ernst & Young AG, Switzerland

    His heart belongs to two places: one is Macedonia, where he has his roots, and the other is Switzerland, where he was born and lives.

    Zurich, CHE

    Philippe Zimmermann

    Partner, Legal Financial Services, Ernst & Young AG

    Financial services legal partner who strives for excellent client services. Focused on new technology and digitization. Sport addict and lover of healthy food (and dessert).

    Zurich, CHE
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