Barnabas Reynolds

Barnabas Reynolds

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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Brexit: A Financial Free Zone Within the City

The UK Government recently indicated that it intends to negotiate a unique EU-UK relationship post-Brexit. It is hoped that the arrangements will be appropriate for the UK and London’s position as a leading international...more

9/19/2016 - Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) EU Financial Services Industry Foreign Direct Investment London International Financial Centre (LIFC) Popular UK UK Brexit

EU General Data Protection Regulation: Are You Prepared?

On April 27, 2016 the European Council and Parliament adopted a new data protection law: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The following briefing is a summary of key issues and a checklist of initial tasks to...more

8/16/2016 - EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Member State Personal Data Popular Recordkeeping Requirements Risk Assessment Risk Management

Court of Justice of the European Union Confirms Validity of the European Commission’s 2013 Banking Communication on State Aid

In its judgment of 19 June 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union confirmed that the European Commission’s 2013 Banking Communication is not contrary to EU law. The Court clarified that the burden-sharing...more

8/10/2016 - Banking Sector CJEU EU European Commission Slovenia State Aid

Brexit and Equivalence: Review of the Financial Services Framework Across All Sectors

Since the UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016, there has been much speculation about the form of the future access arrangements between the UK and the EU for financial institutions. In a scenario where no new deal is...more

8/10/2016 - Corporate Counsel Cross-Border Transactions EU Financial Institutions Popular Third Country Entities UK UK Brexit

Brexit: Free Movement of Persons

Since the UK referendum on EU membership in June 2016, discussions have intensified on the UK’s relationship with the EU, with free movement of persons and immigration being two topics at or near the top of the agenda....more

8/5/2016 - EEA Employee Rights EU EU Single Market TFEU UK UK Brexit

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, July 2016

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see full...more

7/26/2016 - Admissions Beneficial Owner Corporate Counsel EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) Foreign Corporations Hong Kong Stock Exchange Information Reports Initial Public Offerings Person of Significant Control (PSC Register) Prospectus SMEs Transparency UK Brexit Young Lawyers

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, July 2016

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal European, US and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to European corporates. Please see full Newsletter below for more...more

7/20/2016 - Admissions AIM Beneficial Owner Corporate Governance EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Initial Public Offerings International Financial Reporting Standards MiFID II UK UK Brexit UK Bribery Act

Brexit: Implications for the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry

Following the so-called “Brexit” referendum held on 23 June 2016, the UK has narrowly voted to leave the European Union. This note briefly discusses the possible issues arising from the decision for the UK and EU insurance...more

7/18/2016 - Article 50 Treaty of the EU EEA EFTA EIOPA EU Insurance Industry Popular UK UK Brexit

Brexit: Key Issues for General Counsel

On June 23rd, the UK electorate voted to leave the European Union in an advisory referendum. We expect the UK Government to commence negotiations to withdraw and to establish a framework for the UK’s new relationship with the...more

7/15/2016 - Attorney-Client Privilege Commercial Contracts Corporate Counsel Corporate Governance EEA EFTA English Common Law EU Member State UK UK Brexit

European Commission Adopts the EU-US Privacy Shield

If your organization works with personal data across national borders, you may have felt a rumble as the global data privacy landscape shifted once again. On July 12, 2016, the European Commission formally approved the EU-US...more

7/14/2016 - EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission FTC International Data Transfers Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner U.S. Commerce Department US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

UK Serious Fraud Office Secures Its Second DPA

The President of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court has given final approval to the Serious Fraud Office’s (“SFO”) second ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”). This follows the Standard Bank DPA concluded in...more

7/14/2016 - Cooperation Deferred Prosecution Agreements Enforcement Actions Serious Fraud Office SMEs UK

Brexit for Fund Managers: Time for Cool Heads

The UK electorate voted to leave the European Union (EU) in the “Brexit” referendum held on 23 June 2016. This note looks at the practical impact of a Brexit for fund managers, including possible solutions in the event that...more

7/6/2016 - AIFMD EEA EU MiFID II UCITS UK UK Brexit

Brexit State Aid Implications

State aid control is unusual internationally. State aid is entirely a matter of EU law and is administered by the EU. Unlike other areas of competition law, such as antitrust and merger control, there are no national rules or...more

7/6/2016 - Energy Policy EU Nuclear Power Public Projects State Aid UK UK Brexit

Brexit Q&A: Business Implications

On Thursday 23 June 2016, the UK electorate voted to leave the European Union. While this vote was advisory in nature, we expect that ultimately the UK Government and Parliament will respect the outcome and serve notice to...more

6/29/2016 - Acquisition Agreements Article 50 Treaty of the EU Cross-Border Transactions EEA EU EU Directive Financial Markets Foreign Judgments Grandfathered Status Member State Merger Agreements Popular Scotland Trade Relations UK UK Brexit VAT WTO

Brexit: What Does the Vote Mean for Business?

Today, it was announced that the UK public has voted to leave the European Union. There will now be a negotiation of a new relationship between the UK and Europe. The fact of the vote itself has no legal effect on the laws of...more

6/24/2016 - EEA EU Member State MiFID II Referendums Trade Agreements UK UK Brexit

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2016 #2

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

6/23/2016 - Annual Reports Bank Holding Company Capital Markets Union Capital Requirements Cybersecurity Dodd-Frank EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) Long-Term Investment Funds No-Action Relief UK

EU Market Abuse Regulation—Implications for Non-EU Issuers with Securities Traded on an EU Market

The EU’s revamped market abuse rules—the Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”)—come into direct effect in all EU Member States on July 3, 2016. MAR expands the scope of certain EU rules to EU markets that were previously not...more

6/23/2016 - Corporate Issuers EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) Multilateral Agreement Trading Platforms

MiFID II Implementation Delayed to 2018

The Council of the European Union has adopted legislation to delay the application of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation by one year. This extension is due to...more

6/22/2016 - EU EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) MiFID II Proposed Amendments SMEs

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2016

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

6/9/2016 - EU Benchmark Regulation Form 10-K G-SII MiFID II Payday Loans Position Limits Prudential Standards Shadow Banking Stress Tests

CFTC Adopts Final Rules Regarding the Cross-Border Application of Its Swap Margin Requirements

On May 24, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) adopted a final rule defining the cross border application of its margin requirements for uncleared swaps. The final rule covers all swap dealers and...more

6/9/2016 - CFTC Cross-Border Final Rules Margin Requirements Swaps

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2016 #3

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

6/1/2016 - Basel III Beneficial Owner Capital Requirements Cross-Border Transactions Customer Due Diligence (CDD) EU Leverage Ratio Leveraged Lending Margin Requirements Recordkeeping Requirements Regulation Technical Standards (RTS) UCITS UK

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2016 #2

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

5/18/2016 - Benchmarking Distributed Ledger Insider Trading Liquidity Coverage Ratio Regulatory Standards Senior Managers Yates Memorandum

FCA Obtains Two Criminal Convictions in High-Profile Insider Dealing Trial

The jury in the so-called ‘Tabernula’ (“Little Tavern”) case has on Monday delivered its verdict after a 12-week trial. Two of the five defendants have been convicted, whilst the other three have been acquitted of all...more

5/12/2016 - Convictions Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Insider Trading UK

MiFID II: Access to EU Markets for Third Country Investment Firms

This note discusses the MiFID II regime for access by financial institutions located outside the EU to EU customers and markets. Full harmonisation of the access regime for third country firms has not been achieved. Instead...more

5/9/2016 - Counterparties EEA EU Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Foreign Investment Fund International Harmonization Member State MiFID II Prudential Regulation Authority

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2016

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

5/6/2016 - AML-CTF Annuities Asset Management Capital Markets Union Capital Requirements Cross-Border Transactions EU Incentive Compensation Leverage Ratio MiFID II SIFIs UK

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