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The Long Long Game: The EU Financial Regulatory Agenda Into 2016 and Beyond

2016 will mark the eighth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the raft of regulatory reforms introduced in the aftermath of that event and the wider financial crisis will continue to be implemented during the...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February #1

FMLC issues addendum to legal uncertainty for CCPs paper - FMLC and the US-based Committee on Capital Markets Regulation (CCMR) have issued an addendum to their comment paper on issues of legal uncertainty relating to...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 2.5.16

Jobs report Friday again. Here are the 5 Things the Journal told you to watch – WSJ (and NYTimes)... The Upshot’s not saying that a 2016 recession is inevitable, but if it does happen, this may be the path that takes us...more

UK Regulators Take Action against Three Firms and Five Individuals for Insurance Scheme Failures

The Financial Conduct Authority banned Mr. Shay Reches from performing any function in relation to a regulated activity and fined him £1,050,000. Mr. Reches also agreed to pay £13,130,000 to three insurers, which amount, if...more

FCA Clarifies Senior Managers Regime Expectations for Individuals With Overall Responsibility for a Firm’s Legal Function

On January 27, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced plans to consult on the application of the Senior Managers Regime (Regime) to individuals with overall responsibility for a firm’s legal function....more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #14

Treasury Committee publishes banking IT failure correspondence - The Treasury Committee has published correspondence between Andrew Tyrie, PRA, FCA and between him and RBS, HSBC and Barclays, relating to IT failures at...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #13

FCA reinstates unfair contract terms library - FCA has reinstated its unfair contract terms library, which it has reorganised in the light of the Consumer Rights Act (CRA) and CMA guidance. FCA does not intend to publish...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #12

PRA has published a policy statement setting out: - feedback and links to final rules on engagement between external auditors and supervisors and giving PRA disciplinary powers over external auditors and actuaries...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, January 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 Services Weekly News - January 2016 #4

Regulatory Developments - Under Review: Deposit Insurance Assessments for Small Banks - On Jan. 21, the FDIC approved revised proposed rules on risk-based federal deposit insurance assessments for small banks...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #9

FCA updates IPRU-INV, FC and EG - FCA is updating its Handbook on its website to convert the Interim Prudential sourcebook for Investment Businesses (IPRU-INV), the Financial Crime Guide (FC) and the Enforcement Guide...more

Identification of Third Parties in FCA Notices

Several recent UK cases have considered the extent to which third parties may be identified in public disciplinary notices issued by the Financial Conduct Authority to financial institutions. UK financial services...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #8

PRA bans former Co-op Bank individuals - PRA has prohibited Barry Tootell, former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive of the Co-operative Bank Plc (Co-op Bank) and Keith Alderson, former Managing Director of the...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #7

PERG releases 2015 annual report - PERG has published its 2015 annual report into disclosure and transparency practices for the largest private equity-backed portfolio companies in the UK. It provides a summary of the...more

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

FCA Issues First MiFID II Consultation Paper The FCA issued its first MiFID II consultation paper (CP 15/43) on 15 December 2015, principally on issues related to secondary market trading of financial instruments. The...more

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

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

The Federal Housing Finance Agency Releases Final Rule on Federal Home Loan Bank Membership - On January 12, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA") issued a final rule establishing new requirements for...more

FCA Trade Association Roundtable on MiFID II Implementation

On January 6, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) held a roundtable (Roundtable) with trade associations to discuss the implementation of the revised and recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and the associated...more

FCA Issues Consultation Paper on Proposed Changes to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime

The FCA has launched a consultation paper setting out a number of technical rule changes to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR). The changes are being made as a result of HM Treasury’s announcement in October...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #3

FCA publishes pensions report - FCA has published its Retirement Income Market Data report for the period of July to September 2015. It covers: - choices made by consumers accessing their pensions; -...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XI, Issue 2

BROKER-DEALER - 2016 Examination Priorities Announced By SEC - On January 11, the Securities and Exchange Commission released the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations’ (OCIE) 2016 examination...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - January 2016 #2

MoU between CMA and FCA on consumer protection powers - CMA has published on MoU establishing a framework for cooperation between CMA and FCA on the use of concurrent powers under consumer protection legislation. The...more

Legal professional privilege: 10 tips

Think before creating emails (or any documents) on sensitive issues. Ask yourself whether you need to copy everyone? Should you be pressing forward? Pick up the phone in a crisis instead – and call the legal team....more

UK Employment Law Forthcoming Attractions in 2016

January - DATA PROTECTION: NEW EUROPEAN REGULATION - After four years of negotiation and lobbying, the new European General Data Protection Regulation has now been finalised. The Regulation will govern...more

FCA publishes IFPRU modification by consent for bail-in

FCA has published a modification by consent for firms subject to the Prudential Sourcebook for Investment Firms (IFPRU). Currently, the rules in IFPRU 11.6 that transposed Article 55 of the Recovery and Resolution Directive...more

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