The financial crisis which began in 2007 focused attention on financial institutions and their role in the macro-economic plan that is currently a topic of much debate. In this complicated context, financial services operators have had to face challenges, from which they have emerged stronger and transformed.
STC Partners is at its clients' side throughout this process of change. This is possible thanks to a broad, dedicated offering of legal and tax services and a multidisciplinary team of attorneys possessing an in-depth knowledge of the sector.
All sector players are covered (banks, investment services providers, investment funds, insurers and other sector operators).
In addition to its financing expertise, STC Partners offers a complete range of legal services that covers all of the contractual and regulatory aspects of operating in this sector.
This expertise means the firm can provide guidance in connection with all major stages in the development of these activities, such as the creation of companies, obtaining authorisation (Prudential Supervisory Authority, AMF, etc), the implementation of operations, conduct and criminal risk control programmes, and the management of growth or reorganisation operations (mergers, transfers of business lines, etc).
STC Partners can represent financial sector players before the civil, commercial and criminal courts and can also assist them in the disciplinary and administrative proceedings that are specific to this sector.
Dedicated teams offer comprehensive labour law services ranging from the structuring of optimised remuneration solutions to labour disputes. End-to-end tax assistance is also offered to companies in relation to direct and indirect taxation.
STC Partners can help to arrange complex financing, determining the tax treatment applicable to the service provider and client respectively, which requires highly-technical know-how and vast experience of financial transactions. STC Partners's highly integrated teams can offer assistance that covers both the tax and legal aspects of any issue.
Part of the KPMG network, STC Partners can also serve its clients worldwide thanks to local teams possessing the same tax and finance skills and give clients the benefit of best practices in these foreign jurisdictions.