The banking industry is adept at navigating change and driving innovation, something we have been supporting our clients in this sector for more than 15 years in Germany and for over 90 years globally.
Whether it’s helping banks achieve ground-breaking, market first transactions such as advising Santander on the first ever end-to-end blockchain bond issuance to helping banks navigate the regulatory change landscape by transitioning away from IBOR, Allen & Overy has built up a considerable track record of advising banks on a broad spectrum of complex, cross-border transactions and strategic mandates. By applying a sector lens to our fully integrated, multi-disciplinary and international team of lawyers and consultants, we can provide our clients with in-depth knowledge of their industry, the local regulatory frameworks under which they operate and the impact that market developments have on their businesses, especially in Germany and anywhere in the world.
The team comprises of experts across the full spectrum of banking, finance and capital markets work as well as specialists in regulatory, dispute resolution, antitrust, employment, IP, data privacy, cybersecurity, M&A and tax. We are also the only law firm with an integrated and cross-border team of former regulators and consultants from the ‘Big 4’ who can advise the senior management teams at the banks on governance, corporate purpose and culture, conduct, compliance and operational risk, regulatory advisory and business transformation.
Our integrated capability, coupled with our ability to deliver legal services efficiently via the suite of technology and alternative resourcing models available on our Advanced Delivery & Solutions platform, means we are well placed to offer our banking clients cutting edge, end-to-end solutions which enable them to respond to complex issues.
News & insights
Publications: 07 MAY 2021
If evidence is to be given remotely, via video link, from another country, be sure to check that this is permitted by the laws of that country.Read more
Publications: 24 NOVEMBER 2020
In the third in our series of webinars, members of Allen & Overy’s Global Employment team discussed the significant issues and challenges that employers need to prioritise in relation to managing and…Read more
Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020
The German courts have taken the liability of credit rating agencies to the next level. In a series of recent decisions, the Berlin Regional Court has developed criteria under which credit rating…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