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Potential regulatory and transactional impacts for financial institutions

On 29 March 2017 the UK Government triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, giving notice to European Council of the EU of its intention to leave the EU and triggering a two year period of withdrawal...more

When can a note trustee lawfully adopt expenses incurred by noteholders? UBS AG, London Branch v. GLAS Trust Corporation Ltd. and...

The Commercial Court considered the extent to which it was lawful for a note trustee to adopt and pay expenses incurred by a group of noteholders in obtaining advice in relation to a securitisation. While the judgment deals...more

Cheyne Capital v. Deutsche Trustee Company: another securitisation dispute on contractual interpretation

Hot on the heels of a number of recent cases on the interpretation of securitisation documents comes Cheyne Capital (Management) UK (LLP) v. Deutsche Trustee Company Limited and another. In this case the Court of Appeal...more

Brexit: Potential regulatory and transactional impacts for financial institutions

This paper considers the key potential regulatory and transactional consequences for financial institutions of the UK's referendum vote on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. The future relationship between the UK and the EU is...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - May 2016 #16

Lloyd’s updates requirements for performance management - Lloyd’s has published a market bulletin to update its “Performance Management – Supplemental Requirements and Guidance”. It consolidates a number of existing...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #23

PSR reviews competition in the payments sector - Carole Begent, PSR Head of Legal, has given a review of competition in the payments sector. She discussed the three ways in which concurrency can be approached, namely the...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - April 2016 #2

PRA consults on regulated fees and levies proposals - PRA is consulting on proposals for its fees and levies for 2016/17. The paper sets out proposals for... - the fee rates to meet PRA’s 2016/17 Annual Funding...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - March 2016 #9

CRR liquidity reporting metrics published in OJEU - The Implementing Regulation relating to additional monitoring metrics for liquidity reporting under the CRR has been published in the OJEU. The new text sets out the...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - February 2016 #9

Prudent valuation RTS correction published in OJEU - A minor corrigendum to the Commission’s RTS for prudent valuation under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) has been published in the OJEU. (Source: Prudent...more

ESMA speaks on CMU and bond markets

Stephen Maijoor spoke on ESMA’s priorities in its work on the capital markets union (CMU). He looked at its work on SMEs and asset management and moved on to consider the bond markets....more

ESMA updates Prospectuses Q&A

ESMA has updated its Q&A on prospectus-related issues. A new question has been added regarding the level of disclosure which should be included in a prospectus related to securities which may be subject to write-down or...more

Commission proposes new Prospectus Regulation

The Commission has adopted a proposal for a Prospectus Regulation to replace the Prospectus Directive. The proposals: - introduce a higher threshold for triggering a prospectus requirement to exempt offering below...more

12/10/2015  /  EU , Exemptions , Investors , Offerings , SMEs

FCA consults on inside information disclosure

FCA is consulting on developments relating to the disclosure of inside information by issuers with securities admitted to trading on a regulated market under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules. It proposes to change...more

FCA informs issuers of transparency disclosures

FCA has set out its expectations for issuers to notify FCA of their home Member State under the Transparency Directive Amending Directive. FCA also adopted ESMA’s standard form for making such disclosures....more

FCA makes transparency and disclosure rules

FCA has published Handbook Notice 27, setting out changes made to the Handbook under Disclosure and Transparency Rules Sourcebook (Transparency Directive Amending Directive) Instrument 2015. It makes changes to the Disclosure...more

ESMA prepares for amended Transparency Directive

ESMA has published four documents relating to the amended Transparency Directive (TD) in order to promote the implementation and harmonised application of the directive when it comes into force on 26 November....more

Treasury makes Transparency Regulations

Treasury has made the Transparency Regulations 2015, which amend the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) in line with the Transparency Directive. The Regulations make changes in respect of...more

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