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UK Competition & Markets Authority Consults on Upcoming Focus Areas

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK Competition & Markets Authority has launched a consultation on its proposed focus areas for 2018/2019. The consultation paper sets out the CMA's draft plans and priorities and a number of key commitments and...more

8 For ‘18: 8 Things for Employers to Look For from OSHA and MSHA in 2018

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s that time of year again: for employers to celebrate the successes of the prior year and make plans and resolutions for the new one. But OSHA and MSHA are making New Year’s resolutions, too, and employers are well-advised...more

Financial Stability Board Proposes Guidance to Support G-SIB Resolution Planning

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Stability Board has launched a consultation on proposed guidance on two aspects of recovery and resolution of global systemically important banks. The first consultation proposes guidance on the principles of...more

European Central Bank Consults on a New Unsecured Overnight Interest Rate

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Central Bank has launched a consultation on the high level features of a new unsecured overnight interest rate for euro transactions, following its announcement of its intention to develop a new interest rate...more

Construction industry consultations underway (on adjudication, payment and retentions)

by Dentons on

In October, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched two consultations, to review payment, adjudication and retention practices in the English construction industry. Responses are required by...more

Retail payments oversight framework: Summary

by Dentons on

We previously provided a summary of the new federal oversight framework for retail payment systems (the Oversight Framework) proposed by the Department of Finance Canada (the Department) in a paper titled, “A New Retail...more

Authorised push payment scams - Payment Systems Regulator announces consultation into reimbursement model for victims

by DLA Piper on

The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) published its Report on Authorised Push Payment (APP) scams on 7 November 2017 and announced a Consultation into a model to reimburse victims which it believes could be introduced by the...more

European Banking Authority Launches Consultation on Package of Pillar 2 Measures

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Banking Authority has launched a consultation on reviewing three Guidelines with the aim of strengthening the Pillar 2 framework. The consultation covers updates to the following...more

European Commission Consults on Measures to Address Non-Performing Loan Build-Up in the EU

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has launched a consultation on proposals for statutory prudential backstops to address insufficient provisioning for newly originated loans that turn into non-performing loans. Since the 2007/08...more

Bank of England Consults on Procedures for Decision Making in Contested Enforcement Cases

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Following positive feedback to its consultation in 2016 on the establishment of an Enforcement Decision Making Committee, the Bank of England has published a consultation on the detailed statement of procedure and the...more

UK Payment Systems Regulator Consults on Reimbursement of Victims of Payment Scams

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK Payment Systems Regulator has published a report on the initiatives it has engaged in with banks, the payment systems industry and the Financial Conduct Authority to prevent or mitigate harm to consumers from scams...more

Whistleblower reforms an update

by DLA Piper on

n 23 October 2017, the Government released for public consultation, an exposure draft of legislation designed to implement significant reforms to Australia's whistleblower regime for the corporate, financial and credit...more

Taxation of private corporations and their shareholders

by Dentons on

On July 18, 2017, the Department of Finance Canada introduced draft legislative proposals impacting private corporations and their shareholders. A 75-day consultation period was provided with a deadline for taxpayer...more

European Securities and Markets Authority Consults on Guidelines for Non-Significant Benchmarks

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Securities and Markets Authority has launched a consultation on proposed Guidelines on the obligations applying to the provision of and contribution to non-significant benchmarks under the Benchmarks Regulation....more

European Commission Legislative Proposals for Enhanced Powers for European Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has published legislative proposals designed to strengthen and further integrate the supervisory framework of the European Union. The proposals build on contributions to the Commission's public...more

Bank of England Consults on Policy Proposals for the Valuation Capabilities of Firms to Support Resolvability

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Bank of England has published a consultation setting out policy proposals on the minimum standard of valuation capabilities that firms should have in place to ensure that their valuations are sufficiently timely and...more

European Commission Launches Consultation on Further Reducing Barriers to Post-Trade Services

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The European Commission has launched a consultation seeking views about the current state of post-trade markets, the main trends and challenges faced by post-trade services providers and their users, the existence and scale...more

ESMA Consults on Draft Guidelines on Non–Significant Benchmarks Under Benchmarks Regulation

On September 29, 2017, ESMA published a consultation paper on draft guidelines for non-significant benchmarks under the Regulation on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure...more

Reserve Bank announces revised BS11 Outsourcing Policy

by DLA Piper on

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) released its revised BS11 Outsourcing Policy (BS11) last week following a two year consultation period. While the RBNZ initially consulted on lowering the threshold of BS11 to apply to...more

Hong Kong releases Consultation Report on Measures to Counter Base Erosion and Profit Shifting: key topics

by DLA Piper on

The Hong Kong government, represented by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), has released its Consultation Report on Measures to Counter Base Erosion and Profit...more

Australia Proposes Modern Slavery Reporting Requirements for Multinationals – An Overview and Comparison to Existing Corporate...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The Australian Government has released a consultation paper proposing the adoption of legislation that would require many multinationals operating in Australia to publicly report on modern slavery risk in their business and...more

Consultation on a new retail payments oversight framework

by Dentons on

On July 7, 2017, the Department of Finance Canada (the Department) proposed a new federal oversight framework for retail payment systems (the Oversight Framework) in a consultation paper titled, “A New Retail Payments...more

Financial assurance and mine rehabilitation reform in Queensland

by DLA Piper on

In May 2017, the Queensland Government released two discussion papers outlining proposed changes to Queensland's financial assurance and rehabilitation framework. The consultation period has now closed and the Queensland...more

Update on Australian Modern Slavery Reporting Requirements

by DLA Piper on

The Australian Federal Government has on 16 August 2017 issued a consultation paper seeking industry commentary and feedback on the Government's proposal to create a "Modern Slavery in Supply Chains' Reporting Requirement",...more

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Issues Guidelines for Reporting on Cultural Resources Investigations for Natural Gas...

by Hogan Lovells on

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Office of Energy Projects, recently issued its Guidelines for Reporting on Cultural Resources Investigations for Natural Gas Projects (Guidelines)....more

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