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As EU and U.K. regulatory reforms continue to proliferate, financial market participants around the globe — banks, investment firms, brokers, insurance and reinsurance companies, exchanges, OTFs/MTFs, clearing and settlement providers, fund firms, payment service providers and corporations — need to know how to navigate this challenging environment. 

For years, clients have turned to Shearman & Sterling to help guide them through these regulatory issues. Our advice covers reform initiatives on governance, recovery and resolution, individual accountability, prudential requirements, derivatives regulation, conduct of business, market structure, trading and sales, financial promotions, shadow banking, access to markets and customers (regulatory perimeter) and financial crime, including AML & CTF, insider trading and market abuse.

It is not enough to be able to advise on issues with only a domestic perspective. Institutions need to understand how EU measures and local initiatives fit together into the global regulatory architecture. Our lawyers — located in New York, Washington, DC, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and other offices around the globe — have decades of experience in bank, securities, derivatives markets, broker-dealer, fund and fund management, custody, depository, exchange, clearing, settlement, insurance and reinsurance regulation. With our market-leading financial regulatory capabilities worldwide, we understand and communicate how the varying requirements complement or conflict with each other.

We can help you implement strategic and innovative changes to your businesses to comply with the new requirements or to take advantage of opportunities presented by change. Our insight into how the financial markets work and how they are developing puts you ahead of the regulatory curve.