Immigration services for the financial services sector

We have always acted for clients in the financial services sector, from international banks to hedge funds and fintech start-ups.  Our team is top ranked for immigration law advice and has the resources to assist with a wide range of work within the financial services sector.

We have a clear understanding of the immigration issues which financial services clients routinely face on a day to day basis, including for example:

  • Maintaining full compliance at all times
  • Managing risk in immigration processes in readiness for Home Office compliance visits
  • Immigration advice concerning mergers and acquisitions
  • Obtaining a sponsor licence where the financial services company is a start-up
  • Setting up UK operations for a financial services business currently based outside the UK
  • Management of high volume transfers of staff from international offices
  • Immigration assistance for global graduate recruitment programmes
  • Managing the immigration aspects of intern schemes
  • Lateral hires and team moves


  • Representing a financial services client which had its sponsor licence suspended and successfully reinstating it
  • Assisting a financial services firm to apply for a new sponsor licence following a change in its immediate ownership after a corporate transaction
  • Helping the UK office of a European bank to ensure that all of its EU citizen staff members secure the status they are entitled to under the EU Settlement
  • Advising a private equity firm on recruiting from the EU after the end of the Brexit transition period
  • Advising senior level employees on permitted business visitor activity in the UK, including on the basis of regulatory/financial audits of a UK branch
  • Attending a Home Office compliance visit for a financial services sector client and fully preparing the client in advance
  • Advising a financial services client on switching staff in the UK with Intra-Company Transfer visas to the Skilled Worker category in order to be on a path to indefinite leave to remain
  • Advising a shareholder in a financial services company on being able to be sponsored by the UK company



We are a full service law firm and are able to work collaboratively with our colleagues in other departments to provide you with the comprehensive legal advice you require.

Across our firm we have a commitment to the financial services sector, as shown in our specialist financial services offering, our directors and officers capability and our experience in advising regulated professionals.


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