Financial Services Regulation
Our lawyers have extensive regulatory experience and lead thinking on regulatory developments, helping clients to plan for and implement 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.
The team has built an excellent reputation for its assistance to German private banks and online brokers who need to comply with requirements under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and the German "gold-plating" rules and regulations. At a time of more frequent bank insolvencies and restructurings, the team has an excellent reputation with the BaFin and the private Deposit Protection Fund.
Focus on compliance.
Like financial services regulation, compliance is increasingly international. With over 80 lawyers in our Financial Services Regulatory team we cover the world's principal financial markets. As an international team we provide comprehensive surveys and comparative advice on regulatory matters that help our clients decide where best to conduct their business and gain competitive advantage.
News & insights
Publications: 20 MARCH 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge and will affect all walks of life. The quantum of the impact is hard to determine at this stage although based on preliminary assessment and considering the dramatic steps enacted so far by governments worldwide, it is expected to be severe.Read more
Publications: 16 MARCH 2020
The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has released its final policy in respect of its revised proposal for Foreign Financial Service Providers (FFSPs).Read more
Publications: 16 MARCH 2020
In order to contain the Coronavirus the German federal states as well as the German government have put strict measures into place. Schools and kindergartens have been closed as well as borders to most neighbouring states for private travel. In order to mitigate the economic consequences, the German government announced a comprehensive package of measures.Read more
Publications: 17 FEBRUARY 2020
Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector.Read more
The firm's multi-jurisdictional practice is very strong, which is a great help with international issues. The German team has been very proactive and its broad client base gives it a good perspective on market-wide issues.
Chambers Europe Germany 2019
Allen & Overy LLP is well versed in combining its regulatory expertise with the firm’s capital markets capacities.
Legal 500 2019
Financial Services Regulatory Team of the Year
IFLR European Awards 2018