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Compliance Advice on SEC’s Market Access Rule from Julie Dixon of Titan Regulation
Higher Education Oversight and Governance: Role of a College Board of Trustees
With certain EMIR provisions set to go live in September, both EU counterparties and many non-EU counterparties must take action to comply with risk management requirements, which involve some overlap with Dodd-Frank....more
Is gambling law about to liberalise in the Czech Republic? - Foreign entrepreneurs may benefit from the Czech Government's approval of new gambling regulations needed to comply with EU requirements.
Data Centre Risk...more
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a list of responses received to its May 2013 consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards on criteria to identify categories of staff whose professional activities...more
European Banking Authority Publishes Responses to Consultation Paper on the Definition of Material Risk Takers for Remuneration Purposes -
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a list of responses received to...more
The current state of Italian project finance is the result of a trend initiated more than 20 years ago, when public resources started to become scarce and the construction or infrastructure needed private funds to be carried...more
On July 17, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a report on risks and vulnerabilities of the EU banking system. The report considered EBA key risk indicators and EBA risk assessment questionnaires for banks and...more
In this issue:
ASIAN DEVELOPMENTS -
- HKEx Launches Consultation on Reform of Connected Transaction Rules
US DEVELOPMENTS -
- SEC Developments
- Noteworthy US Securities Law...more
On June 26, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“Basel Committee”) published a Consultative Document that proposes specific leverage capital requirements, and related disclosure requirements (the “Proposal”), that...more
The UK Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) was abolished on 1 April 2013 and replaced by three new regulators. The Financial Services Act 2012 introduced the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”), the Prudential Regulatory...more
In cases where a US investment adviser appoints an EEA sub-adviser, the parties concerned will need to analyse which entity will be the AIFM. Whether such arrangements relate to group entities or third parties, the parties...more
On May 23, the new UK conduct regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), fined J.P. Morgan for failings in its wealth management business that persisted for two years until 2012. Specifically, the bank failed to retain...more
The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) is now accepting applications for authorisation under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) on an informal basis. Applications can be made on the Central Bank’s...more
A few provisions of the Regulation on Derivative Transactions, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories, known as the European Market Infrastructure Regulation 648/2012 (“EMIR”) are now in effect throughout the European...more
Liberalization of the EU natural gas sector began almost two decades ago. Since then, the European Commission (the “Commission”) has used various mechanisms to facilitate market opening including competition law enforcement,...more
Two recent decisions of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) on the VAT treatment of investment management services illustrate that this is still an area of some uncertainty that is continuing to evolve. The first decision,...more
In This Issue:
*EU CUSTOMS POLICY:
- MCC recast/UCC
- Commission Communication on Customs Risk Management Security of the Supply Chain
- Update on duty suspensions/tariff quotas
On March 7, the European Banking Authority (EBA) issued an opinion addressed to National Supervisory Authorities (NSAs) on good practices for credit institutions in their risk management of exchange traded funds (ETFs).
Originally published in Derivatives Intelligence on February 25, 2013.
The implementation of EMIR and the Dodd-Frank Act will mutualize large volumes of counterparty risk and, together with new requirements for trade...more
Allocation of antitrust risk is an issue that frequently arises between parties in mergers or acquisitions that raise potential antitrust concerns.
• Motivations of the buyer and the seller are the...more
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is no stranger to scandal and controversial statements, but lately his words and actions seem to be providing cause for concern outside of the European Union....more
On February 6, the FSA issued a final notice to RBS imposing a fine of £87.5 million for misconduct in submitting rates for the calculation of LIBOR....more