In the first such action to be made fully public, the FCA has fined a managing director of a listed company £45,000 for failing to notify share trades in the listed company as required under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). The case is notable, not just for being the first ...
In the context of determining the competent jurisdiction in respect of a consumer contract, Article 18 of Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 (the “Brussels Ia Regulation”) states that a consumer may either sue the other party to a contract (i) in the courts of the Member State where that party is domiciled or (ii) in the courts where the consumer is domiciled.
1. FCA: Response to key comments from the independent panels' annual reports for 2018-19
FCA has published its response to key comments from the annual reports of FSCP, FCA PP, FCA SBPP and FCA MPP. Specific areas covered include: Brexit; FCA’s priorities; operational and cyber resilience; crypto assets; Mortgage Markets Study; duty of care; fair pricing; consumer credit; Retirement Outcomes...
This week put Brexit preparations on the back-burner as the Article 50 exit date was put back and the ratification of the revised Withdrawal Agreement (“WA”) by the UK Parliament was abandoned in favour of a general election. We will therefore be pausing our weekly email commentary until the New Year.
The Article 50 extension (see Document 5 below) delays the UK's exit until 11.00 pm GMT on 31st...
This week saw the publication, and start of the UK’s legislative process for, the long-awaited bill to ratify and implement the EU/UK Withdrawal Agreement (“WA”). The revised WA was published on 19th October (for our commentary and links to publications about the revised WA package – see below. The WA is very largely unchanged from the version negotiated by Mrs. May except for the Protocol...
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