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Financial Institutions

Financial institutions form the core of Allen & Overy’s client base and our Financial Institutions Group (FIG) brings together lawyers with specialist legal expertise and deep industry knowledge from across all our practice areas and offices.

With partners who focus exclusively on financial institutions transactions in offices across the world, we are well placed to advise on complex deals that often involve more than one jurisdiction.

Buffeted by a vast and growing regulatory reform agenda, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, volatile financial markets and adverse economic environment, financial institutions face considerable strategic challenges as they seek to navigate a path to achieving the returns expected by their shareholders. Our FIG team is working with our financial institution clients across the world to help them anticipate and prepare for change across the full scope of their businesses, both in terms of their own organisations and in terms of the products they offer their customers.

Recovery and resolution planning, remuneration rules, the impact of the Basel Committee’s responses to the financial crisis including regulatory capital requirements and liquidity issues, the development of new trading systems and other market infrastructure regulation, preparing for Solvency II, derivatives reform, developments in clearing OTC derivatives and regulatory investigations are just some of the areas in which our lawyers are applying their full intellectual nous and well-known skills to developing practical solutions for our clients.

Dedicated groups focus on key issues for banks, mutuals and building societies, insurers, asset managers and stock exchanges, supported by specialists regularly working with hedge funds, global investment bodies and brokerage houses.  

News & Insights

Publications: 07 MAY 2020

Bundesverfassungsgericht ./. EZB und CJEU

Deutsche Gerichtsentscheidungen finden nur selten den Weg in internationale Zeitungen – bei dieser Entscheidung ist dies anders: In Zeiten von Diskussionen über "Corona-Bonds" und verstärkten…

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News: 29 APRIL 2020

Allen & Overy begleitet Allianz bei Bancassurance Joint Venture mit BBVA in Spanien

Allen & Overy LLP hat die Allianz bei der Etablierung einer langfristigen exklusiven Bancassurance-Partnerschaft über ein Joint Venture mit der Großbank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) in…

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Publications: 10 MARCH 2020

Das neue Regulierungsregime für Wertpapierfirmen vor dem Praxistest

Gut gemeint, auch gut gemacht? Ausblick auf das neue Aufsichtsregime für Wertpapierfirmen: Wie wirkt sich das Zusammenspiel der neuen EU-Verordnung „Investment Firms Regulation“ (IFR) und der…

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Brexit Arbeitsrecht Banken

Publications: 23 JANUARY 2019

Brexit-Planung mit doppelten Hüten – Arbeitsrechtliche Konsequenzen für deutsche Banken?

Banken in Europa operieren derzeit vor allem aus London heraus. Für die Zusammenarbeit mit EU-Ländern brauchen sie jedoch eine Lösung, denn ohne Erlaubnis können sie hier nicht arbeiten. Woran zu…

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