Clifford Chance DLA Piper Eversheds Hogan Lovells Macfarlanes Pannone Clifford Chance, DLA and Hogan Lovells win spots on FCA panel By Margaret Taylor 2 April 2013 13:37 17 December 2015 13:55 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer jason 2 April 2013 at 16:21 I was just wondering how can one part of one of these firms investigate what will probably be a client of another part of the firm – isn’t that a conflict of interest or am i just being old-fashioned? Reply Link Anonymous 3 April 2013 at 12:47 It is ironic that the law firms the FCA has appointed to investigate banks will actually have those banks as clients, and those banks will probably be more important clients in terms of fees earned than the FCA will be. Thus there will be commercial conflicts of interest. This brings into question the credibility, judgment and sense of the FCA’s appointment system. If the FCA wanted to have a credible panel, they’d be better off appointing capable law firms who are routinely adverse to the banks, such as Quinn Emmanuel, Cooke, Young & Keidan, Enyo or Stewarts. Reply Link Anonymous 17 April 2013 at 12:52 Incredible decision. A magic circle firm will always act in the best interest of its major banking clients (that is where the money is). Poor decision on the part of the FCA. Reply Link Anonymous 17 April 2013 at 22:54 Not sure what the other commenters would have the FCA do (apart from not seek external advice). You’d have to go a long way down the big firms list before you hit one that doesn’t make a significant portion of its revenues from financial institutions of some sort. And when you got there, you’d probably find that firm’s financial regulatory group to be lacking. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.