The banking industry is adept at navigating change and driving innovation, something we have been supporting our clients in this sector with for over 90 years.
Whether it’s helping banks achieve ground-breaking, market first transactions such as advising a multinational financial institution on the first ever end-to-end blockchain bond issuance to helping banks navigate the regulatory change landscape by transitioning away from IBOR, Allen & Overy has built up a considerable track record of advising banks on a broad spectrum of complex, cross-border transactions and strategic mandates. By applying a sector lens to our fully integrated, multi-disciplinary team of lawyers and consultants, we can provide our clients with in-depth knowledge of their industry, the local regulatory frameworks under which they operate and the impact that market developments have on their businesses, anywhere in the world.
The team comprises of experts across the full spectrum of banking, finance and capital markets work as well as specialists in regulatory, dispute resolution, antitrust, employment, IP, data privacy, cybersecurity, M&A and tax. We are also the only law firm with an integrated team of former regulators and consultants from the ‘Big 4’ who can advise the senior management teams at the banks on governance, corporate purpose and culture, conduct, compliance and operational risk, regulatory advisory and business transformation.
Our integrated capability, coupled with our ability to deliver legal services efficiently via the suite of technology and alternative resourcing models available on our Advanced Delivery & Solutions platform, means we are well placed to offer our banking clients cutting edge, end-to-end solutions which enable them to respond to complex issues.
Asia’s first blue bond
British American Tobacco
CEO of an investment bank
ESG litigation risk
A global financial institution on various sanctions issues, including most recently in relation to the implication of Russian sanctions. We also advised various banks on their exit from Russia.
Global FX investigation
Meet the next big thing
Explore the digital asset companies joining Cohort 7 of Fuse, Allen & Overy’s tech innovation hub
News and insights
Publications: 20 November 2023
Nearly 15 years after the global financial crisis, organisational culture continues to top the agenda of policymakers, regulators and senior boardroom leaders. Despite increased vigilance and scrutiny…
Publications: 18 July 2023
The response of individual banks and the wider banking industry to climate change is coming under increasingly intense scrutiny from policymakers, regulators, shareholders and other stakeholders,…
Publications: 06 June 2023
This podcast series features topical conversations with leading figures in the global banking industry.
Publications: 31 May 2023
The recent OECD report “Joining Forces for Gender Equality: What is Holding us Back?” (the OECD report) considered international progress on gender equality in a wide-array of policy areas from…
New and growing banks
Transition to a sustainable economy
Podcast series: Perspectives on the Future of Banking