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    Regzone Webinar Series

    16.09.2020

    This page contains news of upcoming webinars and recordings of recent CMS webinars, available to view on demand. Webinars are a convenient way to stay informed and hear from our legal experts. Upcoming webinars Digitalisation of firms – fair value in a digital age – 2 October 2020 Culture and ...

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    The much-awaited decision in the FCA’s High Court test case in relation to non-damage business interruption (BI) insurance policies and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic was published yesterday (15th September 2020) (the Judgment). The 162 page decision is indicative of the degree of complexity that the Judges found in ...

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    Electronic Securities are regarded as movables – register entry instead of paper form – recording also of blockchain-based crypto securities The draft law for the introduction of Electronic Securities Act (Gesetz über elektronische Wertpapiere – eWpG-E) published on 11 August this year opens a new chapter in German securities law. ...

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    In this article, we look at the new prudential consolidation regime for investment firm groups set to be introduced by the Investment Firms Regulation (“IFR”) and the Investment Firms Directive (“IFD”) (“IFR/D”) in the EU on 26 June 2021. We also look at how prudential consolidation is expected to work ...

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    The FCA has announced proposed additional guidance (the Proposed Guidance) designed to ensure firms provide tailored, bespoke support to mortgage borrowers who continue to face payment difficulties as a result of coronavirus. Stakeholders are expected to provide their comments by 5pm on Tuesday 1 September. At the start of the ...

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  • 28/09/2020

    BoE: ESMA equivalence decision

    BoE: ESMA equivalence decision
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    28/09/2020
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    Further to ESMA’s recent equivalence decision for UK CCPs, BoE notes that it has agreed an updated MoU concerning cooperation and information-sharing arrangements with respect to CCPs. The MoU, which has not been published, takes effect from 1 January 2021.
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    ECB :Interview with Andrea Enria

    ECB :Interview with Andrea Enria
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    28/09/2020
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    Text of this interview given on 25 September 2020 follows, in which Andrea Enria considers the impact of Covid-19 on the banking sector and Brexit preparedness.
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  • 28/09/2020

    ESMA: EMIR implementation

    ESMA: EMIR implementation
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    28/09/2020
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    ESMA has updated its Q&A document.
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  • 28/09/2020

    FCA: Financial Instruments Transparency System

    FCA: Financial Instruments Transparency System
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    28/09/2020
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    FCA has announced that, as part of developing the post-exit MiFID regime, industry testing for FCA FITRS will open on 5 October 2020. FCA has published technical specifications and will be holding virtual workshops for FITRS and FIRDS (Financial Instruments Reference Data System).
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  • 28/09/2020

    PSR: Competition articles

    PSR: Competition articles
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    28/09/2020
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    As part of its series of strategy articles, PSR has published two articles on competition in the payments sector and on competition and regulation respectively.
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