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Financial Institutions

Financial institutions form the core of Allen & Overy’s client base and our Financial Institutions Group (FIG) brings together lawyers with specialist legal expertise and deep industry knowledge from across all our practice areas and offices.

With partners who focus exclusively on financial institutions transactions in offices across the world, we are well placed to advise on complex deals that often involve more than one jurisdiction.

Buffeted by a vast and growing regulatory reform agenda, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, volatile financial markets and adverse economic environment, financial institutions face considerable strategic challenges as they seek to navigate a path to achieving the returns expected by their shareholders. Our FIG team is working with our financial institution clients across the world to help them anticipate and prepare for change across the full scope of their businesses, both in terms of their own organisations and in terms of the products they offer their customers.

Recovery and resolution planning, remuneration rules, the impact of the Basel Committee’s responses to the financial crisis including regulatory capital requirements and liquidity issues, the development of new trading systems and other market infrastructure regulation, preparing for Solvency II, derivatives reform, developments in clearing OTC derivatives and regulatory investigations are just some of the areas in which our lawyers are applying their full intellectual nous and well-known skills to developing practical solutions for our clients.

Dedicated groups focus on key issues for banks, mutuals and building societies, insurers, asset managers and stock exchanges, supported by specialists regularly working with hedge funds, global investment bodies and brokerage houses.  


News & insights

Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

European Commission targets foreign subsidies causing market distortions

As part of a broader effort to reshape the EU’s trade policy, the European Commission (EC) proposes to expand its toolbox to tackle foreign subsidies undermining the level playing field in the EU’s…

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News: 19 JUNE 2020

Global trends in private M&A: Covid-19 update

We have recently produced an updated client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Over the last eight years, we have analysed almost 1,300 private M&A deals that Allen & Overy advised on…

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Great Expectations – IBOR transition for Funds and Asset Managers

Publications: 08 JUNE 2020

Great Expectations – IBOR transition for Funds and Asset Managers

Fund and asset managers will need to carefully consider the impact of the IBOR transition on their business and take action significantly before the end of 2021 to enable them to properly prepare. 

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Publications: 30 APRIL 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: global survey of moratoria and forbearance measures (updated 30 April 2020)

This survey provides a high level comparative view of the measures to implement forbearance, deferral and/or suspension for debt obligations of individuals, corporates and financial institutions (as…

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