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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

Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

5MLD – Implementation in Luxembourg

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.

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News: 25 MARCH 2020

Billy Jacobson and Jonathan Lopez join as partners in Allen & Overy’s global Litigation and Investigations practice

Adds to A&O’s deep bench of white-collar crime talent with expertise in FCPA and other Federal criminal enforcement priorities. 

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Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Polish regulator proposes stabilisation measures to support the banking sector

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.

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Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: what should banks and other financial institutions focus on?

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.

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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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