This volume analyses and explains EU legislation governing financial services. It is for legal practitioners in international law firms, the financial industry, regulators, and academics needing an in-depth understanding of financial services regulations. It is intended to serve as a handy reference book, providing both easy to understand overviews of complex topics and insightful analyses of difficult legal issues. Experts renowned in their fields explain, article-by-article, the important EU directives and regulations governing financial services. Examples illustrate how important provisions apply in practice.