This has resulted in an ambitious and internationally coordinated effort to implement regulatory reform. Our European financial services lawyers complement the expertise and leading role of their US-based colleagues to offer insight and advice on financial services regulation and its reform in the EU, Germany and the UK.
We closely monitor and advise on developments such as the proposed EU directive on regulation of hedge funds and private equity; new rules on the transparency and trading of derivatives; and the revised structure of and coordination among financial services regulators in Europe. We also guide clients through the rules that apply to banks and other institutions that have received state aid during the financial crisis and must reduce the scope of their activities to compensate.
Closely related, we counsel and represent financial services clients, particularly in the banking sector, in transactions and financing rounds, including acquisitions, disposals and securities offerings. We provide a one-stop service in Germany that includes compliance counseling and government relations support in regard to applicable licensing and regulatory requirements.
WilmerHale's financial services lawyers draw on expertise and experience that spans the areas of financial institutions regulation, transactions, debt finance and securitization, corporate governance, securities regulation and enforcement, consumer credit, insurance, restructuring and government relations. Due to the international and multidisciplinary nature of our team, we are well positioned to support our clients in realizing their objectives.
We advise and represent both national and international financial services providers, including medium-sized and major globally operating banking and insurance groups, savings banks as well as investment banks, mutual funds, fund managers and ratings agencies, on a variety of regulatory and other legal issues at EU and national levels in Germany and the UK. In addition, we work on a fully integrated basis throughout our offices to provide international clients with comprehensive advice on multi-jurisdictional matters. Learn more about our global Financial Services experience.