Stuart Willey

Stuart Willey

White & Case LLP

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Non-EU investment firms’ access to EU investors under MiFID 2

The recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID 2), along with its accompanying Regulation (MiFIR), were published in the Official Journal of the EU in June. The new legislation is currently expected to come into...more

10/20/2014 - Cross-Border Transactions EU Foreign Investment International Harmonization MiFID New Legislation

Deadline Approaches – Non-EEA fund managers must consider their options

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (the “Directive”) and the supplementary level 2 Regulation (EU) No 231/2013 (the “Regulation”) introduce an authorisation regime and centralised rulebook for the...more

7/22/2014 - AIFM Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive Alternative Investment Funds EEA EU Marketing

Reforming EU Audit Services to Restore Investor Confidence

A legislative package to open up the EU audit services market beyond the dominant "Big Four" and to remedy weaknesses revealed by the financial crisis has been approved by the European Parliament and adopted by the Council of...more

6/5/2014 - Audits EU Investors

New Rulebook for the PRA

The UK Prudential Regulation Authority (“PRA”) is consulting on fundamental reforms to its handbook of rules and guidance. The PRA’s current handbook of rules and guidance is inherited largely from provisions...more

2/12/2014 - Compliance Prudential Regulation Authority

European Commission’s proposal on banking structural reform - a Volcker Rule for Europe

On 29 January 2014, the European Commission published a legislative proposal for a Regulation on structural reforms to the EU banking sector (the “Proposed Regulation”). The Proposed Regulation advances the recommendations...more

2/10/2014 - Banking Reform Bill EU European Commission Financial Regulatory Reform Foreign Banks Volcker Rule

Financial Regulatory Update - Autumn 2013

This newsletter provides an overview of some of the main EU and UK banking, securities and derivatives markets regulatory developments during the period 1 June to 30 September 2013. Banking Regulation Basel III...more

10/18/2013 - Banks Basel III Capital Requirements EU Financial Regulatory Reform Foreign Banks UK

AIFMD in Germany: Strategies for non-EU AIFMs Marketing

Summary: - In conjunction with the implementation of the European Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (2011/61/EU) (the “Directive” or “AIFMD”) the German legislature decided to abolish the private...more

7/17/2013 - AIFM AIFMD EU Marketing New Legislation Private Placements

The Cooperative Bank’s Restructuring – will this be a case of lessons learned?

The UK’s bank regulatory and insolvency law structures were unprepared for the global financial crisis. As a result, the UK government’s response to intense bank stress in the immediate aftermath of the crunch led to a number...more

6/25/2013 - Banking Crisis Bonds EU Insolvency Restructuring Secured Creditors

Financial Regulatory Update - June 2013

This newsletter provides an overview of some of the main financial services regulatory developments in the UK and EU from the period 1 January 2013 to 1 June 2013. Banking and Prudential Supervision Basel 3/Capital...more

6/14/2013 - AIFM AIFMD Alternative Investment Funds Basel III Capital Requirements EEA ESMA EU Financial Transaction Tax Insider Trading Money Laundering Required Documentation Shadow Banking

The credit rating market for structured finance instruments: new requirements for issuers, originators and sponsors

On 31 May 2013, Regulation (EU) No 462/2013 (the “Amendment Regulation”) that further amends Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies was published in the Official Journal. This was accompanied by a short...more

6/14/2013 - AIFMD Credit Ratings Disclosure Requirements ESMA EU European Commission Risk Assessment Structured Financial Products

AIFMD: Update for non-EEA fund managers

From 22 July 2013, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (the “Directive”) and the supplementary level 2 Regulation (EU) No 231/2013 (the “Regulation”) will come into effect. This legislation will...more

6/5/2013 - AIFM AIFMD Disclosure Requirements EEA EU Exemptions Investors Marketing Members UCITS

The UK’s New Financial Services Act – a Guide to the Main Changes

The UK’s Financial Services Act 2012 (the Act) will come into force on 1 April 2013. On implementation, the Act will amend many of the UK’s existing financial services legislative measures and give effect to several of the...more

3/28/2013 - EU European Commission Financial Conduct Authority Financial Services Act Financial Services Authority FSMA Prudential Regulation Authority

Financial Regulatory Update - December 2012

This newsletter highlights some of the key financial regulatory measures affecting the UK and EU during the period from 1 August to 14 December 2012. In This Issue: - Regulation of Banks and Investment...more

12/29/2012 - Bank of England Basel III Conflicts of Interest EU Financial Services Authority Libor Private Investment Funds Short Sales UK Regulatory Reforms

The CFTC and the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight Publishes a Series of No-Action Letters, Q&As and Faqs

In the space of a few days in mid-October, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) published a number of Q&As and FAQs and the CFTC staff at the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (the...more

12/5/2012 - CFTC No-Action Letters Swap Dealers

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