Global banks and other financial institutions seek the advice of Linklaters’ financial regulation experts on existing and prospective legislation.
This encompasses EC directives, the rules of regulatory organisations and central bank practice, including capital adequacy rules.
Linklaters’ on-line internet service, Blue Flag®, provides comprehensive general legal advice to clients conducting banking and investment business in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and the Americas. It covers relevant banking and securities laws, such as licensing, marketing rules, conduct of business rules, distribution of securities and mutual funds and banking laws.
The firm’s Blue Flag® Survey has been compiled on the basis of information supplied by Linklaters’ own global banking regulation experts.
Recent banking regulation transactions include advising:
- on significant multi-jurisdictional trading investigation into the euro-sovereign debt market - Linklaters continues to play a key advisory role
- a consortium of leading investment banks on the creation of a pan-European equities trading platform
- two leading clearing banks on their responses to the OFT investigation into current account charges
A dedicated area on our website has been created to keep you up to date with key initiatives from the main supranational bodies and also from the EU, UK and USA, together with proposed or expected implementation dates. Click here to access.