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  • Regzone Webinar Series

    19/10/2020
    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. Webinars available on demand 04.02.2020 Operational Resilience: What are your tolerances? with Angela Greenough, Ian Stevens and Cassandra ...
  • Reinsurance: COVID-19 – where are we now?

    15/10/2020
    At different stages in the COVID-19 pandemic, we have considered the impact on the reinsurance market. Most recently (see our Law-Now), we considered the likely implications of the “second wave”, a concern which has sadly moved from the realms of speculation to reality. The impact on the upcoming renewal season ...
  • ISDA launches IBOR Fallbacks Supplement and Protocol: next steps and issues

    14/10/2020
    ISDA has published a statement from its Board of Directors announcing that on 23 October 2020 it will launch the ISDA 2020 IBOR Fallbacks Protocol and IBOR Fallbacks Supplement to the 2006 ISDA Definitions. The effective date of the Protocol and the Supplement is 25 January 2021. From this date, ...
  • CMS expert guide to Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing in CEE

    07/10/2020
    In order to maintain the integrity of financial markets and prevent corruption and terrorism, governments must take a robust approach to money laundering and terrorist financing in step with a coordinated global strategy. The European Commission and other international organisations have issued directives and guidances with standard rules and regulations ...
  • FCA Update and Guidance following judgment in the Business Interruption Insurance Test Case

    16/09/2020
    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 ...
  • German government plans to introduce Electronic Securities

    01/09/2020
    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. ...
  • The new prudential regime for investment firms: prudential consolidation and issues for groups

    28/08/2020
    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 ...
  • FCA proposes the next stage of support for mortgage customers

    27/08/2020
    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 ...
  • Intergenerational differences and the future of financial services

    11/08/2020
    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its Feedback Statement on last year's Discussion Paper (DP/2) on Intergenerational Differences. Intergenerational fairness is an increasingly pressing concern, with a wide disparity in financial circumstances across the generations caused by changing socio-economic conditions and exacerbated by a growing ageing population. Younger generations ...
  • FCA proposes up to 6 month redemption notice period for UK authorised property funds

    10/08/2020
    On 3 August 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published a consultation paper (CP20/15) “Liquidity mismatch in authorised open-ended property funds”. Under the proposals in CP20/15, the FCA would require “funds predominantly investing in property” (“FPIPs”) to operate a redemption notice period of up to 180 days. The FCA’s aim ...