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: 18 JULY 2019
We look at the architecture of the new European regulatory framework and some of the key areas relevant to the corporate structure of UK and other European financial institutions.Read more
Publications: 17 JULY 2019
Further guidance and potential additional time for complianceRead more
Publications: 29 MAY 2019
On 20 May 2019, the German Federal Ministry of Finance published a draft bill (Referentenentwurf – “Draft Bill”) for the implementation of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (“AMD 5”).Read more
Publications: 19 FEBRUARY 2019
Non-bank lending in the European Union is becoming an ever more significant source of financing for business. In light of its increasing importance to Europe’s economy, policymakers are re-evaluating their approach to this market and considering whether the existing regulatory framework remains appropriate.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