LIBOR transition has been firmly highlighted as a key topic for 2020 with the Bank of England (the Bank), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates (RFRWG) publishing a series of documents outlining priorities and milestones for the coming year, to ensure firms are preparing for the cessation of LIBOR from the end of 2021.
Our recent RegZone article discussed the FCA, PRA and Bank of England consultations on improving financial stability in the UK markets through operational resilience. Continuing this theme, but now from the EU perspective, the EBA and EIOPA have published Guidelines to address increasing concern about the changing operational risks posed ...
On 19 December 2019, the European Commission (the Commission) published a consultation document seeking views on the EU regulatory framework for cryptoassets. Other topical areas discussed include the promotion of digital finance and blockchain, and the development of a relatively new subset of cryptoassets: stablecoins. Given that there is no ...
The Swiss legislation initiative to accommodate blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) is well underway. After the consultation phase initiated this spring (see our earlier report), the Swiss Federal Council has now adopted the dispatch (Botschaft) on the amendments of various federal laws to further improve the legal framework for ...
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