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The financial sector faces unprecedented challenges as the most far-reaching set of reforms in the history of the industry are implemented. Our expertise in international financial regulation means that we are able to work with clients to help them adapt their businesses to the new demands they face.

Our expertise in international financial regulation means that we are able to work with clients to help them adapt their businesses to the new demands they face.

EU Financial Services Horizon Scanner

This financial services horizon scanner provides a high level overview of ongoing and expected EU legislative initiatives in the area of financial services. The horizon scanner identifies and summarises key EU legislative initiatives that are likely to impact firms providing financial services in the EU, which are grouped thematically. It also sets out projected timelines for the finalisation and implementation of relevant requirements, covering approximately the next 18 months. Read more.

LIBOR – the beginning of the end?

Market participants need to prepare for the likelihood that LIBOR will cease to exist by the end of 2021. Read more.

Surveying the scene: issues for the global securitisation markets

The securitisation markets are operating in a very different geopolitical and macroeconomic environment to the one that prevailed this time last year. Events have pushed markets in some unexpected – and not always welcome – directions. In this year's edition of our annual securitisation publication, we attempt to survey the scene, covering the major changes in regulation, while maintaining a definite market focus. Read more.

Clifford Chance develops artificial intelligence MIFID toolkit to guide clients through regulatory sea change

International Law firm Clifford Chance LLP has worked with artificial intelligence partners Neota Logic to develop an automated toolkit to help financial institutions to assess and address the impacts of MiFID2 regulation ahead of January 2018's implementation deadline. Read more

White Paper published: The applicability of US risk retention rules to structured aircraft portfolio transactions

Clifford Chance partners Zarrar Sehgal, Gareth Old and Lee Askenazi, together with lawyers from four other US law firms, have published a White Paper on the application of new US credit risk retention rules which come into effect in December 2016. The paper argues that the new rules should not apply to structured aircraft portfolio transactions. Read more.

New book published: Bank Resolution and Crisis Management, Law and Practice by Simon Gleeson and Randall Guynn

Clifford Chance partner Simon Gleeson has co-authored a new book, Bank Resolution and Crisis Management, Law and Practice (2016: OUP), the only comprehensive guide to the new resolution regimes and strategies for resolving banks (both retail and investment), including coverage of the European, U.S. and international frameworks. For more information, see the Oxford University Press website.

Our latest resources can be found on the Financial Regulation page on our Financial Markets Toolkit.