On December 16, 2010, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision released the final text of its far-reaching Basel III package of modifications to the global regulatory standards for bank capital adequacy and liquidity. Although most of its key aspects had already been announced, the final text provides important additional details on several components of the Basel III framework and identifies other areas in which work remains ongoing. In addition, focus will now turn to implementation of the Basel III framework in various key jurisdictions, including the United States and European Union.

Please join Mayer Brown partners Scott Anenberg (Washington DC) and Kevin Hawken (London) for our next 30-minute teleconference in which they will provide perspectives on Basel III from both sides of the Atlantic, including the following issues:

  • What are the major elements of the new Basel III capital and liquidity requirements?
  • What are some of the important remaining unresolved issues?
  • How does Basel III fit within the broader context of capital and regulatory reform?
  • What are the prospects for implementation of Basel III in the US and EU, including the potential impact of the Dodd-Frank Act and pending EU regulatory reforms?

Listen to audio recording >>

Of Related Interest

Basel Committee Releases Final Text of Basel III Framework
Legal Update

Basel III Capital Ratios and Transition Periods Set, but Key Questions Remain
Legal Update

Basel III Capital and Liquidity Reforms Modified but Remain Largely Intact
Legal Update

Basel Committee Proposes Significant Reforms to Regulatory Capital Framework
Legal Update

Recent Teleconferences

Update on Insurance Solvency Modernization Regulatory Reform
Teleconference recording: 12/2/2010

The New EU and UK Financial Regulatory Framework
Teleconference recording: 11/18/2010

Mayer Brown's Global Financial Markets Initiative helps clients deal with the legal and business challenges resulting from the ongoing turbulence in worldwide financial markets. By mobilizing the firm's global resources from multiple practices and offices, the Initiative provides clients with knowledgeable and timely counsel on a broad spectrum of their legal needs.