The firm has taken a one-firm approach internationally which means that our systems and people are well integrated. This has allowed us to work closely with international Bird & Bird lawyers on cross-border deals, providing well-rounded advice to our clients in addition to savings on time and cost. The team I am in specialises in banking and finance matters. We are able to advise clients on transactional and regulatory matters. This has allowed us to be a one-stop shop for financial institutions as we provide comprehensive advice to financial institutions covering both the business and regulatory aspects. We have recently also advised clients on financial technology and/or payment services matters, an area which has seen an increase in interest by our clients given developments in this space and changes to the legal framework.