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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.

News & insights

Publications: 24 NOVEMBER 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus and global employment law: Managing your workforce throughout the pandemic – part 3

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…

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News: 18 NOVEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy advises Banco Santander on its acquisition of technological assets of Wirecard

Allen & Overy has advised Banco Santander, one of the largest banks in the world, on the acquisition of highly specialised technological assets of the European merchant payment services and processing…

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Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

First German decision holding credit rating agency liable to investors

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…

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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…

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