Financial Services partner Nathaniel Lalone spoke with the Financial Times on the impact the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) will likely have on voice brokers throughout Europe. The article notes that in Europe, the industry has survived despite regulators pushing for increased usage of electronic trading venues. MiFID II poses even greater challenges when it is implemented in January. Calling the regulation a "disrupter," Nate stated, "Voice is not very compatible with what the regulators are trying to achieve." ("Voice Brokers Fighting to Survive Europe's Big Shake-Up," October 9, 2017)