Jonathan Lawrence

Jonathan Lawrence

K&L Gates LLP

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Impact of Brexit on UK FinTech

In this insight we consider the current and potential effect of Brexit on the UK’s FinTech industry across areas including regulation and passporting, data sharing, anti-money laundering, human capital, the role of banks,...more

7/20/2016 - Anti-Money Laundering EU EU-US Privacy Shield Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) FinTech General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Passporting Payment Services Directive Popular Referendums U.S. Commerce Department UK UK Brexit UK Data Protection Act

Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

The Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (the “2010 Act”) finally comes into force on 1 August 2016. The 2010 Act makes it easier for a third party to bring a claim against an insurer when the insured party has...more

7/15/2016 - Insolvency Insurance Industry Third-Party UK

Brexit and Islamic Finance

The future exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union is to be one of the most profound political, economic and legal events in the country’s recent history. For those who seek to engage with Islamic Finance and...more

7/12/2016 - EU Islamic-Compliant Member State Referendums UK UK Brexit

FinTech in the UK: Regulating Disruption

The United Kingdom Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser in its 2015 FinTech Report considered “FinTech” as the integration of “finance and technology in ways that will disrupt traditional financial models and businesses and...more

1/22/2016 - Consumer Lenders Crowdfunding Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Financial Sector FinTech Online Marketplace Lending Popular UK

Resolving Islamic finance disputes through international arbitration

The tendency to favor litigation - Litigation through the courts is the most well-known method of determining disputes. A recent judgment of the UK Tax Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal published on the 15th July 2013...more

10/9/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Contract Drafting Discrimination EU Religious Discrimination Sharia Law Stamp Duty Land Tax UK

Iranian Bank Restrictions

FACTS - HM Treasury restricted access to the UK's financial markets by a major Iranian commercial bank, Bank Mellat, on account of its alleged connection with Iran's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes....more

7/15/2013 - Foreign Banks Iran Iran Sanctions UK

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