As a member of the European Union, Spain offers operational and lifestyle advantages which are second to none for those looking to undertake financial services and investment business within Spain and the European Union.
Our financial services team can advise on, and assist with, licensing requirements and regulatory, operational, passporting, cross-border and distribution matters.
Establishment and authorisation of regulated entities
Managing the authorisation process and liaising with the Banco de España, la Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) and la Dirección General de Seguros y Fondos de Pensiones (DGSFP)
Assisting with ongoing regulatory matters, including operational, passporting and distribution matters
Assisting with regulatory compliance and the defence of regulatory enforcement matters, including assisting the compliance team at regulated entities and the design, development and implementation of manuals, policies, procedures and controls
Corporate governance, market abuse, AML/CFT and sustainability training
Assistance with the development of financial products and the issuance of the same in a traditional manner or via new channels
Ongoing advice and consultancy work for traditional financial services entities (e.g. banks, insurance companies, collective investment schemes and fund/investment managers) as well as FinTech businesses (e.g. mobile banking, financial marketplaces, electronic money issuers, payment service providers, crowdfunding platforms and lenders and insurtechs) and blockchain companies.