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Financial Regulatory Observer
May 2017 

Welcome to the first issue of the Financial Regulatory Observer, our digest of regulatory change and technological disruption facing the financial services industry.

 

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Introduction

The financial services industry is undergoing a radical transformation wrought by the twin forces of technological disruption and regulatory reform. Financial institutions that can navigate this uncertain operating environment will retain a competitive edge.

The Financial Regulatory Observer serves as a guide to selected topics driving these fundamental changes.

EMEA Regulatory Capital Chart

By James Greig, Stuart Willey, Dr. Andreas Wieland, Richard Pogrel, Dennis Heuer and Cenzi Gargaro

In our EMEA Regulatory Capital Chart we summarize the complex regulatory capital and MREL/TLAC requirements applicable to EU credit institutions and their interactions with each other in an easy accessible one page overview.

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Asset management: Coming out of the shadows

By Stuart Willey

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) recently published its recommendations to address structural vulnerabilities from asset management. The FSB report sets out 14 policy recommendations to address the main areas that could present a risk to financial stability. Stuart Willey explains the main concerns of the FSB with respect to the asset management industry.

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Nine months left to implement PSD2

By Dr. Carsten Lösing

The Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) is the legal driver for further innovation and disruption in the European electronic payments sector. As the implementation deadline is approaching quickly, Carsten Loesing gives an overview on the main features of PSD2 and the major changes to the existing legal framework.

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Blockchain and the financial markets: Will 2017 be the year of the regulators?

By Willem Van de Wiele

New rules covering blockchain and distributed ledger technology could be on the horizon following a flurry of consultation papers by leading financial regulators. Willem Van de Wiele gives an overview on these initiatives.

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Meet our team

Meet our Global Bank Regulatory Team

Asli Basgoz
Partner, Istanbul
 

Henning Berger
Partner, Berlin
 

Iacopo Canino
Partner, Milan
 

James Greig
Partner, London
 

Dennis Heuer
Partner, Frankfurt
 

Grégoire Karila
Partner, Paris
 

Matthias Kasch
Partner, Frankfurt
 

Thomas Le Vert
Partner, Paris
 

Tomasz Ostrowski
Partner, Warsaw
 

Carl Hugo Parment
Partner, Stockholm
 

Ernest (Ernie) T. Patrikis
Partner, New York
 

Kevin Petrasic
Partner, Washington, DC
 

Patrick Sarch
Partner, London
 

Benjamin Saul
Partner, Washington, DC
 

Marcin Studniarek
Partner, Warsaw
 

Yoko Takagi
Partner, Madrid
 

Tanja Törnkvist
Partner, Helsinki
 

Duane Wall
Partner Of Counsel, New York
 

Gavin Weir
Partner, London
 

Dr. Andreas Wieland
Partner, Frankfurt
 

Stuart Willey
Partner, London
 

Daniel Baierlein
Local Partner, Frankfurt
 

Juraj Fuska
Local Partner, Bratislava
 

Tomáš Jíně
Local Partner, Prague
 

Dmitry Lapshin
Local Partner, Moscow
 

Dr. Carsten Lösing
Local Partner, Hamburg
 

Eva Svobodová
Local Partner, Prague
 

Christian Bock
Counsel, Frankfurt
 

Helen Lee
Counsel, Washington, DC
 

Dr. Katrin Rübsamen
Counsel, Berlin
 

Carmen Reynolds
Of Counsel, London
 

Bartosz Smardzewski
Counsel, Warsaw
 

Willem Van de Wiele
Counsel, Brussels
 

Cornelia Abmeier
Associate, Berlin
 

Michał Jadwisiak
Associate, Warsaw
 

Tobias Johansson
Associate, Stockholm
 

Hyder Jumabhoy
Associate, London
 

Laura Kitchen
Associate, London
 

Malcolm Mclean
Associate, London
 

Angelo Messore
Associate, Milan
 

Dr. Martin Weber
Associate, Berlin