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    The House of Commons Treasury Committee (TSC) has published its second report on the future of financial services regulation, considering the priorities for regulatory change. Its findings strike an unexpectedly cautious note, suggesting that the TSC sees the possibility of change as a costly prospective bonfire of investor protection rather ...

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    On 8 June 2022 the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (“CNMV”) published a Circular in the Official State Gazette (“BOE”), approving the notification forms concerning significant shareholdings, treasury stock transactions and market makers (the “Circular”). This Circular replaces the one issued on 22 December 2015 (“Circular 8/2015”) in order to ...

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    1. Background In her speech given on 31 May 2022, Verena Ross – Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) – warned on the danger of greenwashing, as disclosures requirement under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (“SFDR”) are too often used as product classification for marketing purposes. She ...

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    Background HMT has confirmed that it will legislate to permit UK financial regulators to directly oversee and supervise (previously unregulated) “critical” third parties (“CTPs”) that provide services to the finance sector. Financial services firms have become increasingly reliant upon cloud and other third-party providers in recent years, coming to rely ...

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    Until 13 July 2022 comments are sought on the approach to be adopted for climate transition plans for UK companies and financial institutions. Launched by the Transition Plan Taskforce (‘TPT’), mandated by the UK Government to develop a ‘gold standard’ for transition plans, feedback is requested on 22 questions relating ...

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