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
Publications: 02 APRIL 2020
The 5th anti-money laundering directive (5MLD), which amends Directive (EU) 2015/849 (4MLD), was adopted in May 2018 with a view to addressing both recent technological innovations and weaknesses identified in the 4MLD regime in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and Belgium in 2015 and in relation to the leaked Panama Papers in 2016.Read more
News: 25 MARCH 2020
Adds to A&O’s deep bench of white-collar crime talent with expertise in FCPA and other Federal criminal enforcement priorities.Read more
Publications: 20 MARCH 2020
The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (the PFSA) has announced the so-called SIP (the Supervisory Impulses Package for the security and development of banks) aimed at supporting the banking sector facing the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. The solutions that the PFSA proposed are focused on maintaining a balance between ensuring the correct financial system stability ration and upholding and supporting business activity, in particular maintaining the availability of loans for businesses.Read more
Publications: 20 MARCH 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge and will affect all walks of life. The quantum of the impact is hard to determine at this stage although based on preliminary assessment and considering the dramatic steps enacted so far by governments worldwide, it is expected to be severe.Read more
Recognition for our work
We get really sound advice. Their regulatory lawyers work well with the rest of the firm so we get a good, well-rounded approach. In terms of quality of advice they're a cut above the other firms.
Chamber UK 2018 - Financial Services: Non-contentious Regulatory
It's the kind of firm that you rely on not just for their US knowledge but the fact that they have roots internationally. They bring a global perspective that's really helpful.
Chambers USA 2018 - Financial Services Regulation