The UK regulatory system is highly regarded worldwide for its sophistication and flexibility of approach. Israel’s own market is not yet as well developed. However, the Israeli hedge fund industry is in strong growth mode. Numerous major investment houses, brokers and insurance companies are now looking towards markets in Europe.
We advise our clients on a range of investment and commercial contracts governed by English law, in areas such as custody and administration, prime brokerage, payment services and investment placement. Venture capital entrepreneurs are using crowd-funding techniques to attract foreign capital into Israel. Israeli-managed investment funds (whether based in Israel or overseas) are subject to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), which calls for related advisory work.
Israeli financial institutions involved with over-the-counter derivatives work (e.g. foreign exchange) with counterparties in the UK will require advice on compliance with the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).
We advise our clients on all aspects of the regulatory jurisdiction of the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK and the relationships of various investment, banking, insurance, e-money, payments, mortgage, consumer credit and other entities with their regulators.
We work with non-UK clients setting up regulated businesses in or promotion of investments into the UK and provide assistance to UK clients whose proposals to undertake financial business in Israel calls for Israeli regulatory advice.
Our services include: