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Financial Institutions

Our work for financial institutions is at the heart of our practice.

We have a long track record of advising financial services companies internationally, serving clients that span leading retail and investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds and insurance companies. We have formed a dedicated Financial Institutions Group, a specialist, cross-departmental team focused on advising financial institutions on strategic transactions.

The group comprises lawyers specialised in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking & finance, financial regulatory, tax, outsourcing and antitrust. The group’s market knowledge and leading regulatory and transactional skills ensure the optimum solution for complex transactions. The group advises on many of the most significant international, cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers and privately negotiated sales and purchases involving financial institutions across the world.

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Publications: 16 MARCH 2020

Australia finalises rules for foreign financial service providers

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has released its final policy in respect of its revised proposal for Foreign Financial Service Providers (FFSPs).

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News: 12 FEBRUARY 2020

Allen & Overy advises Oesterreichische Kontrollbank on its $1.5bn bond offering

Allen & Overy advised Oesterreichische Kontrollbank on legal aspects of its public offering of $1.5 billion of 1.500% Guaranteed Global Notes due 2025. The bonds are guaranteed by the Republic of Austria and will be listed on the regulated market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

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Publications: 18 JULY 2019

Beyond capital and liquidity: structural implications of the EU’s prudential regulatory reforms

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.

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Publications: 19 FEBRUARY 2019

How should Europe’s non-bank lending market be regulated?

​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.

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