Financial Regulatory Observer - May 2017 | White & Case LLP

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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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, Dr. 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

Dr. Henning Berger
Partner, Berlin

Iacopo Canino
Partner, Milan

James Greig
Partner, London

Dr. 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