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Private Equity and Privilege: Why Recent Legal Developments Matter to Buyout Firms

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Legal professional privilege allows clients to share information with lawyers, knowing it need not be revealed in court. Privilege extends to legal advice generally, and to documents prepared in contemplation of litigation. ...more

Second Circuit Hands Government a Major Setback in LIBOR Fraud Case

by Bryan Cave on

On July 19, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision that could impact prosecutions of corporate employees that result from multi-jurisdictional investigations, such as those involving...more

U.K’s Financial Conduct Authority to Examine Investment Platform Service Providers

by Sedgwick LLP on

On July 17, 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it will explore whether investing platforms help investors make good investment decisions, and whether their investment products offer investors value for...more

New EU Prospectus Regulation published

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The EU Prospectus Regulation (the Regulation), which will replace the current Prospectus Directive, has been officially published. A couple of the Regulation's provisions will apply from 20 July 2017, while most of it will...more

Investment and corporate banking: prohibition of restrictive contractual clauses

by Dentons on

In Policy Statement 17/13, the FCA has published final rules (in COBS 11A.2) to prohibit UK firms from entering into written agreements with their clients (whether based in the UK or overseas) which contain restrictive...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 7 July 2017 – 13 July 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

BREXIT - Brexit - EU (Withdrawal) Bill published - On 13 July, the DExEU published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Bill), which: (i) repeals the ECA 1972; (ii) converts EU law into UK law where appropriate; and...more

Proposal for a new category of premium listing for sovereign controlled companies

by Dechert LLP on

It has been widely reported that leading international markets, including London and New York, are angling to land the highly-anticipated IPO of Saudi Aramco. ...more

Claims management companies face stronger regulation

by DLA Piper on

Tighter regulation of Claims Management Companies (CMCs) is edging closer as the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill (Bill) makes its way through parliament. The Bill was announced in the Queen's Speech on 21 June. Amongst...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - July 2017 - Issue 1

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. In this issue we look at the extension of the PSC regime to Scottish limited partnerships and AIM listed companies,...more

UK Meets Its Obligation to Transpose MiFID II into UK Law on Time

by Morgan Lewis on

Brexit notwithstanding, the United Kingdom implemented MiFID II locally, on time; however, FCA deferred the opportunity to assist industry by clarifying the implications of the new research payment regime for global asset...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Vanguard CEO William McNabb announced plans yesterday to step down, a big announcement for the mutual fund giant that finds itself “in the middle of one of the biggest growth spurts ever experienced by a large asset...more

European White Collar Crime Report: Views on the key developments across Europe

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Europe at a glance - Across Europe, law makers are steadily expanding the circumstances in which companies can be found liable (whether criminally or otherwise) for the criminal conduct of their employees and other...more

In the eye of the beholder? The concept of value for money, and the FCA's governance proposals for asset managers

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The publication of the Financial Conduct Authority's Consultation Paper CP17/18 (the CP) and Asset Management Market Study mark a further milestone in the FCA's work on the functioning of the asset management industry....more

The UK Financial Conduct Authority Bans Use of Certain Restrictive Contractual Clauses

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The ban extends to foreign branches of UK firms; also where services are provided from a firm’s UK establishment. Key Points: ..Effective 3 January 2018 firms subject to the ban cannot enter into agreements that contain...more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 30 June 2017 – 6 July 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

CAPITAL MARKETS AND MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE - See Recovery and Resolution section for an update on CCP recovery and resolution. FCA makes available draft forms for benchmark administrators - On 6 July, as part of their...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XII, Issue 26

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Expands Nonpublic Review of Draft Registration Statements - On June 29, the Division of Corporation Finance (Division) of the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that, beginning on July 10,...more

FCA bans firms' use of restrictive contractual clauses for future primary market services

by Hogan Lovells on

On 27 June 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its Policy Statement PS17/13 'Investment and corporate banking: prohibition of restrictive contractual clauses' which sets out new rules banning the use of...more

Corporate News - July 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

FCA bans firms' use of restrictive contractual clauses for future primary market services - On 27 June 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its Policy Statement PS17/13 'Investment and corporate banking:...more

Key Takeaways from the UK Financial Conduct Authority's Review into the Asset Management Market

by Jones Day on

On 28 June 2017, the UK Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") published its final report in relation to its review of the UK asset management market. The report sets out a package of reform proposals designed to address certain...more

Anti-Corruption Digest - July 2017

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Welcome to Dorsey & Whitney’s monthly Anti-Corruption Digest. The Digest puts material regarding anti-corruption enforcement from around the world at your fingertips, keeping you ahead of critical events that impact global...more

Investment Funds Update: Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

FCA Issues New Guidance on Cyber Resilience and Notification of Cyber Attacks - The FCA published a new page on its website providing informal guidance on cyber resilience on 18 May 2017. Following the recent global...more

Regulatory developments

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Final Notices - Former Logica employee sentenced in prosecution brought by FCA - Manjeet Mohal, 13 January 2017 - Manjeet Mohal, a former business analyst at Logica Plc, has been sentenced for insider dealing along...more

MiFID II – Second Policy Statement and Further Consultation

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The FCA has published its second Policy Statement on MiFID II implementation, plus a further Consultation Paper on residual issues. Key Points: ..The FCA has made significant changes to some proposals, particularly in...more

FCA Publishes Final Policy Statement on MIFID II Implementation

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has published its final policy statement on implementation of the revised EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (“MiFID II”), which takes effect in the EU in January 2018....more

The FCA's final ban on right of first refusal/right to act provisions: will it affect corporate lending and acquisition finance...

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On 27 June, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a policy statement setting out the final form of its proposed ban on right of first refusal and right to act provisions relating to the supply of certain future...more

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