The increasingly international nature of financial services regulation necessitates an increasingly international approach to compliance.
Our Financial Services Regulatory team has over 80 lawyers across our office network, covering all of the world's principal financial markets. We are able to offer our clients expertise in the key regions, from our U.S. regulatory practice led from our New York and Washington D.C. offices and with U.S. regulatory lawyers based across our network, to a full-service coverage of the key European jurisdictions. We also have well established offices in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region that have been involved in setting up many of the regulatory systems that exist in those regions today.
Our lawyers offer clients extensive regulatory experience and they lead thinking on regulatory developments, helping clients in lobbying on, planning for and implementing changes as they occur. Areas we advise on include bank regulation, capital and liquidity requirements, marketing and selling restrictions, clearing and settlement, custody and prime brokerage and recovery and resolution planning. As an international team we are very experienced in providing comprehensive surveys and comparative advice on regulatory matters that helps our clients decide where best to conduct their business and gives them a competitive advantage.
Recognition for our work
- "This magic circle powerhouse offers its global clientele a superb service coupled with an impressive network, maintaining its position as one of the strongest choices for financial services work." Chambers & Partners, 2013
- "Allen & Overy is increasing its ability to advise on the interactions between US and EU reform, with a closer integration between its international offices, leading clients to state:'It is one of the only firms I have encountered that comes close to having a handle on the difficulties of managing cross-border legal and compliance risk.'" Chambers & Partners, 2013
- "This international giant's impressive global reach and outstanding resources make it a natural choice for the giants of the financial services world when they face business critical issues." Chambers & Partners, 2012
- "The group provides regulatory advice to the US operations of some of the most recognized financial institutions in the world, including RBS, UBS and BNP Paribas. It also serves as one of the primary outside counsel for SIFMA in relation to the SEC's new pay-to-play rules." Chambers & Partners, 2013
- "[The US team] is a really skilled group; the premier firm in the country on any placement agent regulation." - Chambers & Partners, 2013