The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of banking and finance law across a variety of jurisdictions.

Each chapter of this guide provides information about the current issues affecting banking and finance in a particular country and addresses topics such as national authorities, regulation, licenses, organisational requirements, supervision and assets, as well as insight and opinion on the most common issues in their respective country.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Benedikt MaurenbrecherStefan Kramer and Benjamin Leisinger of Homburger.

2nd Edition | Published: March 2019

Hot Topic: The recast Payment Services Directive and its proposed transposition into Greek Law

Directive 2015/2366/EC, known as the recast Payment Services Directive (PSD2), entered into force on 12.01.2016 and requires Member States to ensure compliance with its provisions by 13.01.2018. According to its Preamble, the PSD2 seeks to achieve alignment with the developments in the market and the emergence of new technologies and types of payment services, to …

Austria

Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners

Cyprus

Scordis Papapetrou & CO LLC

Finland

Waselius & Wist

Georgia

Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners Ltd.

Germany

Simmons & Simmons

Israel

GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co

Italy

Giliberti Triscornia e Associati

Japan

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

Liechtenstein

Gasser Partner Attorneys At Law

Luxembourg

NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg S.à r.l.

Malta

Camilleri Preziosi

Oman

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

Portugal

AAA Advogados

Qatar

Sharq Law Firm

Romania

TMO Attorneys at Law in association with KPMG Romania

Serbia

Aleksic & Associates

Singapore

Shook Lin & Bok LLP

Slovakia

Škubla & Partneri s.r.o.

Slovenia

Law Firm Miro Senica and Attorneys, Ltd.

Thailand

Weerawong, Chinnavat & Partners Ltd.

Turkey

Pekin & Pekin

United States

Allen & Overy