Skip to content
Looking up to the sky between two skyscrapers
Looking up to the sky between two skyscrapers

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.

News & insights

Publications: 07 MAY 2020

German Federal Constitutional Court ./. ECB and ECJ

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

News: 28 APRIL 2020

Allen & Overy advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in connection with Crédit Agricole S.A.'s Tender Offers for Perpetual Notes

Allen & Overy advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank acting as Sole Structuring Advisor and Sole Dealer Manager in connection with Crédit Agricole S.A.'s offer to purchase any and all…

Read more
Exterior of a high-rise modern building

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).

Read more

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.

Read more