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Bank Regulation

Both retail and investment banks are faced with an ever wider regulatory framework at both a national and international level.

Compliance requirements range from conduct of business rules around marketing and passporting financial products to overarching prudential requirements for capital, liquidity and recovery and resolution planning.

Our team advises the world’s leading banks on a very wide range of regulations. We have invested in building a large global team that provides expert advice and interacts with regulators on a day-to-day basis.

Areas we advise and assist clients on include:

  • Authorisation applications - across a wide range of banking activities and in multiple different jurisdictions.
  • Structural and regulatory reform - implementing compliance programmes and helping with business re-design processes.
  • Consumer finance and retail - designing new retail products and advising on conduct of business rules for marketing and sales.

News & insights

Key regulatory topics

Publications: 17 FEBRUARY 2020

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 07 February - 13 February 2020

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector.

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Publications: 17 FEBRUARY 2020

U.S. Treasury implements Final FIRRMA Regulations

This week, new regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the Treasury) went into effect to finalize and comprehensively implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA). These newly-amended regulations (the Final FIRRMA Regulations) both broaden the jurisdictional scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and institute key exceptions scaling CFIUS’s authority over certain foreign investments.

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Publications: 13 FEBRUARY 2020

Financial Regulatory Focus: Expected Developments in the Year of the Rat

As we move into the year of the rat, we consider some of the key areas of financial regulatory development that are expected this year in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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Publications: 10 FEBRUARY 2020

Liability for breaches of sanctions: financiers, lessors and charterers beware, OFAC settles claims against Apollo and Eagle Bulk

Two recent settlements in the United States have highlighted the risks for parties involved in aviation and shipping of incurring liabilities for a breach of sanctions.  

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Regulation of the financial services sector continues to expand and international directives may increasingly clash with national requirements. Faced with an ever wider regulatory framework, our team can help you plan for and navigate these complex developments.

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