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MiFID II for Non-EU Fund Managers

The revised EU Markets in Financial Instruments package—known as MiFID II—takes effect on January 3, 2018. New rules on trading inducements, research, best execution, market transparency and the regulation of algorithmic...more

WannaCry Global Ransomware Attack: What You Need to Know

The WannaCry ransomware attack was first reported on Friday, May 12. Within hours, it shut down thousands of computer systems, locking users out of their own files. The latest report estimates over 300,000 computers in 150...more

EMIR Review: A New Extraterritorial Expansion to Third-Country Funds?

Last week, the European Commission published proposals to amend the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), which is the main piece of EU legislation governing derivatives markets. Among the amendments proposed is a...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, May 2017

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

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition - April 2017

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

Deadline Looms for Regulated Firms to Vary Their Permissions to Comply With MiFID II

MiFID II comes into effect on 3 January 2018 and brings with it several important changes for regulated firms. Among these changes is an extension of the list of investment services and activities which firms require...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - March 2017

In this 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 managers and...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - February 2017

In this 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 managers and...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - February 2017

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

Sanctions Round Up: Fourth Quarter 2016 and President Donald J. Trump

On November 8, 2016, Donald John Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. Following fiery criticism of the Obama Administration’s sanctions policies, including the Iran deal, the lifting of substantial parts...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition - January 2017

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

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - January 2017

In this 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 managers and...more

Brexit: UK Supreme Court Holds That an Act of Parliament Is Necessary to Trigger Brexit Negotiations

The Supreme Court has upheld the High Court’s decision in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. Its judgment confirms that an Act of Parliament is required to authorise the Government to begin the...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - December 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

Iran Sanctions: OFAC Provides—at Least for Now—Assurances of a Wind-Down Period in Case of Snap-Back

On December 15, 2016, the Office of Foreign Assets Control revised its Frequently Asked Questions guidance that concerns the re-imposition of sanctions in the event of a sanctions snapback under the Joint Comprehensive Plan...more

Implications for Non-EU Banking Groups of the EU’s New Intermediate Holding Company Proposals

The European Commission has published draft legislative proposals which would require large non-EU banking firms with EU operations to establish an intermediate holding company in the EU. The proposed rules are similar to US...more

Implications for Bank Creditors: the Latest EU Banking Reform Proposals

The European Commission recently announced an extensive package of banking reform proposals. Of particular interest to bank creditors, proposed amendments to the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive aim to amend the...more

Ramifications of US Election for International Sanctions

Yesterday’s election has significant implications for international sanctions, particularly with respect to Iran, Cuba, and Russia. Although we do not want to be unduly alarmist, President-elect Trump’s statements on the...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - October 2016

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

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, October 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

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - October 2016

Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Releases Proposed Rule to Modify Capital Plan and Stress Testing Rules - On September 26, 2016, the US Board of...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - September 2016

In this 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 managers and...more

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

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

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