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With several of the largest U.S. bank deals since the crisis and U.S. branches larger than many U.S. regional banks, foreign banking organizations (“FBOs”) are seeking growth in the U.S. market. The Trump administration’s more industry-friendly regulatory approach is expected to promote that trend, and many FBOs also are seeking to obtain a reduced regulatory burden from the federal banking regulatory relief legislation that passed in May.
However, challenges remain as FBOs continue to feel at a competitive disadvantage in their U.S. operations from a regulatory perspective in comparison to their similarly sized U.S. counterparts, and as state regulators, particularly in New York, continue to impose stiff penalties on their U.S. operations. FBOs are seeking to address these challenges in a variety of ways to enable them to fulfill their growth ambitions in the U.S.
In this presentation, Gregory J. Lyons, the Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Group Practice at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, will discuss these trends and the opportunities they provide, including:
- A snapshot of FBO presence and recent growth in the U.S.
- An overview of their current regulatory environment
- A discussion of the federal trends that may promote a more favorable growth environment
- An analysis of state law enforcement, and how some banks may address that environment, including by switching regulators
Program Level: Update
Intended Audience: Lawyers and compliance professionals in the domestic and international banking industry
Prerequisites: A background in legal or compliance work in the banking and financial industry with engagement in international financial regulation
Advanced Preparation: None