Financial Regulatory

Operators need advice focused on technical aspects, best practices and constant updates. We know this is the only way to be able to offer swift and accurate analysis, without delay and at a reasonable cost.

Thanks to our structure, we can also support you in M&A involving regulatory aspects (e.g. authorisation procedures, and requirements for prior, subsequent and periodic disclosure).

Whatever your company size and type, our assistance is always guaranteed: banks and banking groups, financial and insurance intermediaries, guarantee funds, investment firms, insurance companies, asset management companies, extraordinary administrators, liquidators, supervisory committees, boards of statutory auditors and other Italian and international regulated entities.

We can assist you on a wide range of matters:

  • analysis of the structure of the regulatory capital of banks and the definition of capital strengthening and funding measures
  • definition of the governance structure of regulated entities, internal controls system, remuneration and incentive policies and best practices and self-assessment of corporate bodies
  • regulatory and supervisory profiles connected with extraordinary transactions and M&A involving regulated entities
  • assessment of anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism measures, along with the identification of any strengthening measures
  • management of inspection and sanctioning procedures (including the drafting of defence arguments and appeals) and of the relations with the supervisory authorities for regulated entities
  • requests for authorisations to commence regulated activities, as well as authorisations in general concerning regulated entities and relations with the supervisory authorities
  • execution of audits and forensic investigations into delicate operations and the preparation of measures for the prevention and tackling of any irregularities detected
  • assessment of the suitability of the organisational model 231 adopted by banks
  • management of the range of approaches available in extraordinary crisis situations (temporary administration, compulsory winding-up, extraordinary administration)
  • investigation of violations by company representatives and directors, commencement of liability actions, management turnover and other solutions in the turnaround phase (both pre-crisis and in insolvency)
  • assessment of the compliance profiles of regulated entities with regard to sector best practices (authorisations, including ECB authorisation, and fulfilment of prior, subsequent and periodic disclosure obligations)
  • drafting and revision of contracts, transparency documentation and sector-specific forms, policies and internal manuals
  • drafting, management and reorganisation of bancassurance agreements and structures
  • investigation activities aimed at verifying corporate responsibility and regulatory compliance through our Regulatory Investigations & Compliance Unit


Here’s what sets us apart

  • Our experience in the field enables us to manage complex transactions, quickly getting to the heart of the problem and finding targeted and precise responses
  • The wide range of resources available to our team, with their specific and considerable experience and a well-established reputation in the sector, means we stay up to date. This ensures we always see the bigger picture, managing to provide assistance even in cases where no established practice exists, such as the new European supervisory framework
  • Our Best Friends and international network help us support your cross-border transaction, with a close eye on Frankfurt, where the headquarters of the European Central Bank are located, and BonelliErede’s professionals expert in the European financial regulatory field
  • Our range of practice areas, including criminal law, means we can easily set up ad hoc teams that meet the requirements and nature of the transaction in question

Case Studies

Digital transformation in banking

In 2018, total global investment in fintech companies hit $111.8 billion across 2,196 deals. In Europe alone, investment in fintech reached $34.2 billion across 536 deals. Technology giants such as Alibaba, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook are venturing into the financial services industry …

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The future is now: technology is reshaping the financial sector

The future is now: fintech, blockchain and smart contracts are not just about digitalisation processes. They are totally reshaping the entire financial sector, and only those quick to adapt will be able to ride the wave of the digital world.

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BonelliErede's international expansion continues with new Frankfurt outpost - 18 May 2018

Following the openings in Cairo and Addis Ababa in 2016 and Dubai in 2017, BonelliErede’s international expansion adds a new milestone in Europe with the opening of an outpost in Frankfurt (home to the ECB and Europe’s leading financial hub) at the offices of the fellow Best Friend …

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BonelliErede announces two new partner promotions: Francesco Anglani and Federico Vezzani - 26 May 2015

The partners meeting of BonelliErede approved the appointment of two new partners: Francesco Anglani and Federico Vezzani. Francesco Anglani, 39, joined BonelliErede in 2002. He is based in the Rome office where he mainly focuses on Italian and EU antitrust law. In particular, Mr Anglani advise …

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