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Latest Reports

  • The UK Supreme Court has announced that its decision in the appeal of R (on the application of Miller & Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin) – otherwise more commonly known as “the Article 50 Brexit appeal” – is due on ...

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    On 20 December 2016 the European Commission extended by one year to August 2018 the exemption for pension funds from clearing OTC derivative transactions. The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (“EMIR”) introduced, amongst other things, the requirement for parties to certain OTC derivative transactions to centrally clear those transactions. However, EMIR ...

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    Over the last few years, quoted companies and companies in the financial sector have come under pressure from investors and regulators to introduce provisions requiring senior executives to lose or repay bonuses where there has been misconduct, risk failings or exceptionally poor financial performance. A related question is whether a ...

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    Recent Shariah compliant sovereign sukuk issuances in Togo and the Ivory Coast indicate the growing momentum of Islamic finance in Africa. African nations are looking to finance infrastructure and development projects through new and innovative means, providing investment opportunities across the continent for a wide array of investors including those ...

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    The RAIF Law of 23 July 2016 has seen the creation of a new unregulated investment vehicle in Luxembourg, the reserved alternative investment fund (“RAIF”). The RAIF regime enables the creation of umbrella structures with ring-fenced sub-funds (compartments) in the unregulated arena. The aim is to further boost Luxembourg’s appeal ...

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Future Dates

* Estimated date

  • *25 January 2017

    Date on which the vote on proposed EU Anti Money Laundering Directive 5 is to take place.

  • 11 February 2017

    End of the objection period regarding the Commission Delegated Acts (RTS) under CSDR published in November 2016.

  • 7 March 2017

    Banking sector firms have been given until this date to complete the certification of existing staff under the Senior Managers and Certification Regime.

News Wizard

  • 23/01/2017

    EC: Implementing Regulation in relation to EMIR

    EC: Implementing Regulation in relation to EMIR
    News Date:
    23/01/2017
    News Text:
    Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/105 of 19 October 2016 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1247/2012 laying down implementing technical standards with regard to the format and frequency of trade reports to trade repositories according to Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council ...
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  • 23/01/2017

    PRA: SS20/15: Supervising building societies’ treasury and lending activities

    PRA: SS20/15: Supervising building societies’ treasury and lending activities
    News Date:
    23/01/2017
    News Text:
    PRA has updated SS20/15, originally published in December 2016. Appendix 7 sets out details of the updates.
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  • 23/01/2017

    FCA: CP17/2: CASS 7A and the special administration regime review

    FCA: CP17/2: CASS 7A and the special administration regime review
    News Date:
    23/01/2017
    News Text:
    The CP seeks feedback on proposed changes to the CASS rules affecting the return of client assets, against the backdrop of the amendments to the SAR Regulations; explains why certain proposals in CP13/5 and DP16/2 are not being taken forward and seeks feedback on minor consequential changes to CASS 7 and CASS 7A to address the f...
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  • 23/01/2017

    DBEIS: Building our industrial strategy

    DBEIS: Building our industrial strategy
    News Date:
    23/01/2017
    News Text:
    This consultation sets out proposals on how to build a “modern industrial strategy”. It sets out 10 “pillars” to drive forward the strategy across the entire economy and includes a discussion of fin tech and FCA’s proposed listing review. Responses are required by 17 April 2017.
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  • 23/01/2017

    EC: Delegated Regulation in relation to EMIR

    EC: Delegated Regulation in relation to EMIR
    News Date:
    23/01/2017
    News Text:
    Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/104 of 19 October 2016 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) No 148/2013 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories with regard to regulatory technical standards on the minimum det...
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