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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.

Navigating the transition to PSD2: Further challenges ahead?

13 January 2018 marked the deadline for national implementation of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2). However, this is by no means the end of the story, as some Member States have not yet transposed PSD2 into national law and several of the related guidelines and technical standards do not yet apply. This briefing considers how firms may seek to navigate this transitional period and remaining implementation challenges. Read more.


The PRIIPS Regulation comes into effect on 1 January 2018. This short Q&A summary addresses some of the key questions in the debt capital markets arising from the Regulation. Read more.

EU financial services horizon scanner

This report provides a high level overview of ongoing and expected EU initiatives on financial services. Read more. The horizon scanner is also available as a Topic Guide on the Financial Markets Toolkit.

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

Events have pushed securitisation markets in some unexpected – and not always welcome – directions. We attempt to survey the scene, covering the major changes in regulation, while maintaining a definite market focus. Read more.

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