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FCA Releases Discussion Paper on Distributed Ledger Technology

As discussed in our alert of 2 March 2017 global regulators are paying increasing attention to distributed ledger technology (DLT) (also known as blockchain). The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the U.S....more

The UK FCA Publish Discussion Paper on Distributed Ledger Technology

Regulators globally are focused on understanding industry consumers’ views on distributed ledger technology’s (DLT) potential risks and opportunities. On 10 April 2017, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a...more

First ever global regime for aviation emissions: ICAO adopts Global Market-Based Measure to combat aircraft CO2 emissions

On Friday, 7th October the General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) passed a resolution (the ICAO Resolution), resolving to implement the world’s first global regime for combatting CO2...more

A guide to the impact of negative interest rates on commodity derivatives and collateral transactions

Introduction - As the Financial Times notes, “falls in European interest rates into negative territory could profoundly affect the workings of the financial system …”. However, this is not just a problem for Euro...more

4/2/2015

Judicial review suspends LME implementation of warehouse queue rule

Following a judicial review action brought by the Russian aluminium producer, United Company Rusal plc (“Rusal”), the English High Court has decided that the LME’s consultation in relation to the introduction of a rule aiming...more

Aviation Emissions: The ICAO outcome and its impact on the EU aviation emissions trading scheme

Synopsis - As the EU Parliament prepares to vote on the latest proposals to amend the Aviation ETS, this client alert examines the proposals in the context of the developments at the ICAO Assembly held in October...more

LME Warehousing Queues: Will the new LME Proposal have an impact?

Introduction - When purchasing the London Metal Exchange (the “LME”) last year, the new owner, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), knew it was inheriting a concern that has been developing progressively since...more

Up in the air – the suspension of the aviation EU ETS for non-EU airlines: UPDATE

Since our client alert last week, the European Commission has published a draft Decision and ‘Questions and Answers’ (“Q&As”), elaborating on its proposal to ‘stop the clock’ on the international aviation elements of the EU...more

11/26/2012  /  EU ETS , ICAO

Up in the air – the suspension of the aviation EU ETS for non-EU airlines

The announcement on 12 November 2012 by the EU Commission to "stop the clock" on the implementation of the international aspects of the EU Emissions Trading System ("EU ETS") as it applies to the aviation sector came as a...more

11/19/2012
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