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Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - December 2017 #2

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - December 2017

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2017 #3

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

ESMA Sounds a Death Knell for Cross-Border Exchange Access, in Conflict With UK Legislation and MiFIR

Guidance of questionable legal accuracy from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) casts doubt on the ability of non-EU members of EU exchanges to provide client access to such exchanges through a technique...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2017 #2

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

Continuity of Contracts and Business on a “Hard” Brexit: Human Rights and Reverse Solicitation to the Rescue!

Various industry bodies and regulators, including the Bank of England and Bafin, have recently raised fears that there will be a cliff edge on Brexit for certain types of financial contract, most notably derivatives and...more

MiFID II for Non-EU Investment Banks and Brokers

The revised EU Markets in Financial Instruments package—known as MiFID II—takes effect on January 3, 2018. Some aspects of this legislation are extra-territorial. New rules on inducements, the unbundling of research, legal...more

MiFID II for Non-EU Fund Managers

The revised EU Markets in Financial Instruments package—known as MiFID II—takes effect on January 3, 2018. New rules on trading inducements, research, best execution, market transparency and the regulation of algorithmic...more

EMIR Review: A New Extraterritorial Expansion to Third-Country Funds?

Last week, the European Commission published proposals to amend the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), which is the main piece of EU legislation governing derivatives markets. Among the amendments proposed is a...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - March 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - February 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - January 2017

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - December 2016

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Implications for Non-EU Banking Groups of the EU’s New Intermediate Holding Company Proposals

The European Commission has published draft legislative proposals which would require large non-EU banking firms with EU operations to establish an intermediate holding company in the EU. The proposed rules are similar to US...more

Implications for Bank Creditors: the Latest EU Banking Reform Proposals

The European Commission recently announced an extensive package of banking reform proposals. Of particular interest to bank creditors, proposed amendments to the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive aim to amend the...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - October 2016

Bank Prudential Regulation & Regulatory Capital - US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Releases Proposed Rule to Modify Capital Plan and Stress Testing Rules - On September 26, 2016, the US Board of...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - September 2016

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

Court of Justice of the European Union Confirms Validity of the European Commission’s 2013 Banking Communication on State Aid

In its judgment of 19 June 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union confirmed that the European Commission’s 2013 Banking Communication is not contrary to EU law. The Court clarified that the burden-sharing...more

Brexit and Equivalence: Review of the Financial Services Framework Across All Sectors

Since the UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016, there has been much speculation about the form of the future access arrangements between the UK and the EU for financial institutions. In a scenario where no new deal is...more

Brexit: Implications for the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry

Following the so-called “Brexit” referendum held on 23 June 2016, the UK has narrowly voted to leave the European Union. This note briefly discusses the possible issues arising from the decision for the UK and EU insurance...more

Brexit Q&A: Business Implications

On Thursday 23 June 2016, the UK electorate voted to leave the European Union. While this vote was advisory in nature, we expect that ultimately the UK Government and Parliament will respect the outcome and serve notice to...more

Brexit: What Does the Vote Mean for Business?

Today, it was announced that the UK public has voted to leave the European Union. There will now be a negotiation of a new relationship between the UK and Europe. The fact of the vote itself has no legal effect on the laws of...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2016 #2

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

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