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Reviewing Canada's Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime

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On February 7, 2018, the Department of Finance (the Department) released a consultation paper (Consultation or Paper) as part of its review of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and...more

UK Joint Money Laundering Steering Group Consults on Revised AML/CTF Guidance for Asset Finance and Syndicated Lending

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK Joint Money Laundering Steering Group has launched a short consultation on minor changes to Part II of its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing guidance in relation to two sectors, namely asset finance...more

Stricter compliance measures for listed companies

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The Corporate Governance Council (the CG Council), through its recently issued consultation paper, has proposed amendments to the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance (the CG Code 2012) and the Listing Rules of the...more

European Central Bank Consults on Draft Guides to Assessing Adequacy of Internal Capital and Liquidity

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Central Bank has published two consultations on draft guides on the internal capital adequacy assessment process (ICAAP) and the internal liquidity adequacy assessment process (ILAAP). The draft Guides, which...more

UK Payment Systems Regulator To Proceed With Plans To Reimburse Payment Scam Victims

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The U.K. Payment Systems Regulator has published the outcome of the consultation it launched in November 2017 on a contingent reimbursement model for the victims of so-called “authorized push payment” scams. That...more

Basel Committee Proposes Revisions to Pillar 3 Disclosure Framework

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The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has published a Consultation on its proposals for the third phase of the Pillar 3 Framework. Pillar 3 comprises a set of quantitative and qualitative disclosure requirements...more

International Standards Body Seeks to Tackle Conflicts of Interest and Conduct Risks in Equity Capital Raisings

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The International Organization of Securities Commissions has published a consultation report in which it seeks feedback on proposed Guidance to address the significant potential conflicts of interest arising from the role of...more

Prepare for take-off: one month to respond to consultations on package travel reforms

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The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is consulting on changes to the ATOL Standard Terms – the standard conditions attached to ATOLs. The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued, and is consulting on, its proposed changes to...more

Government's response to Taylor Review

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Seven months ago, we reported on the Taylor Review of modern working practices, with its focus on "good work" for all that is "fair and decent". In short, the review recommended extra protection for the UK workforce, ranging...more

Enhancements to the Fund Manager Code of Conduct

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In light of the robust international developments in the regulatory regime for the asset management industry, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) launched a three-month consultation1 on proposals to be made to the...more

Cybersecurity: UK Government Releases Response to Public Consultation on NIS Directive

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Proposed changes provide indication of the yet-to-be-published contents of the NIS Directive’s implementing regulation. The UK government moved closer to implementing the Security of Network and Information Systems...more

Practical Impacts: changes to Canada's environmental assessment framework

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The Government of Canada introduced Bill C-69 in the House of Commons, proposing changes to how impacts from certain major projects are reviewed. The Bill is the product of a review process that began in January of 2016 to...more

Bank of England Consults on Incident Reporting Rule for CCPs

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The Bank of England has published a consultation paper on a new rule to formalize the supervisory expectation that CCPs will report any incidents relating to their information technology systems to the BoE. The BoE's move...more

UK Financial Conduct Authority Consults on Benchmarks Enforcement Powers

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The UK Financial Conduct Authority has published a consultation setting out proposed changes to its Decision Procedure and Penalties manual and its Enforcement Guide. The amendments to DEPP and EG reflect changes introduced...more

The maturation of the duty to consult: Top ten developments of 2017 in Canadian Aboriginal law

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2017 in Canadian Aboriginal law proved to be a watershed moment for the Crown’s duty to consult, with the confluence of a number of high-profile appellate decisions—including a new trilogy of consultation cases from the...more

American Citizen Secures Aboriginal Rights in Canada

The British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) affirmed in R. v. DeSautel (DeSautel) that the constitutional protection of aboriginal rights in s. 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 extends to an aboriginal group that resides in the...more

UK Financial Conduct Authority Proposes Handbook Changes to Implement the European Money Market Funds Regulation

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The UK Financial Conduct Authority has launched a consultation on necessary changes to its Handbook for the functioning of the Money Market Funds Regulation, which came into force on July 21, 2017. Although the MMF Regulation...more

Valuable free OSHA resource available for Oklahoma employers

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Understanding and complying with OSHA’s many requirements can be daunting. At a recent Tulsa Area Employer Council meeting, Jason Hudson with the Oklahoma Department of Labor explained an excellent tool available for Oklahoma...more

Reforming the UK Corporate Governance Code: proposals for a shorter and sharper Code

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is consulting on proposals for a comprehensive revision of the UK Corporate Governance Code. The changes will affect all companies on the premium segment of the Official List and other...more

Pensions Ombudsman Round-Up December 2017 (UK)

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Welcome to the latest edition of DLA Piper’s Pensions Round-Up newsletter in which we provide an overview of developments in pension legislation and regulatory guidance. In this edition we look at key developments from...more

UK Prudential Regulation Authority Proposes MREL Reporting Requirements

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The Prudential Regulation Authority has published proposals which would require firms to report on their progress in meeting their minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL) requirement. MREL is a...more

Proposed EU Guidelines on CCP Requirement for Anti-Procyclicality Margin Measures

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The European Securities and Markets Authority is consulting on proposed guidelines for national regulators of CCPs on the application of the rules requiring CCPs to adopt anti-procyclicality margin measures....more

Changes to the UK Takeover Code—Asset Sales and Other Matters

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On 8 January 2018, changes were made to the U.K. Takeover Code (the “Code”) which: (i) for the first time, expand the application of the Code to certain “asset” transactions taking place in “offer situations”, (ii) require...more

France Launches Online Consultation on Transforming the French Economy and Growing Business in France - PACTE

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President Emmanuel Macron promised that he would transform and modernize the French economy and improve the legal and regulatory climate to facilitate the growth of business. To this end, the French Government has put forward...more

Financial Markets Disputes and Regulatory Update - January 2018 - Regulatory developments

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Senior managers regime, certification regime and conduct rules (SMCR) - Individual Accountability: Extending the Senior Managers & Certification Regime to all FCA firms, and extending the SMCR to Insurers - Consultation...more

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