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: 02 JUNE 2020
On 22 April 2020, the EBA published a “statement on additional supervisory measures in the COVID-19 pandemic”  (the Statement). The Statement clarifies, amongst other things, the application of the…Read more
Publications: 07 MAY 2020
German court rulings rarely find their way into international newspapers – but this one is different: In times of "corona bond"-discussions and further increased bond acquisition programmes of the…Read more
Publications: 06 MAY 2020
Our weekly update on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. If you would like to receive this update by email and be added to our marketing mailing list please…Read more
News: 23 APRIL 2020
Allen & Overy has had success in four categories in the annual International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Europe awards, the winners of which were announced today.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