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How will Brexit impact UK and EU influence over international economic regulation?

by Hogan Lovells on

With the EU and the UK having made "sufficient progress" on the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the EU during phase one of the Brexit negotiations, attention has shifted to the framework for the future relationship between...more

European Implementing Technical Standards for Passporting Under the Revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive Published

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2382 has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union and will take effect on January 3, 2018. ...more

EU and UK Sanctions and Export Controls Update – Winter 2017

by K&L Gates LLP on

The EU and UK sanctions regimes have seen significant change during the last few months. Discussions are ongoing regarding the UK's plans for its post-Brexit sanctions policy but uncertainty and division dominates the...more

BRRD and CRR Legislation come into Force

Following publication in the Official Journal of the EU on December 27, 2017, Directive (EU) 2017/2399 and Regulation (EU) 2017/2395, amending the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (“BRRD“) and the Capital Requirements...more

Why Brexit Could Limit Damages in Procurement Challenges

by Bryan Cave on

A recent public procurement decision of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court highlights the possibility that aggrieved suppliers in public procurement cases in the UK run the risk of losing their future rights to...more

UK Tax Round Up - December 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017-19 - The first version of the Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017-19 was published on 1 December 2017. The majority of the Bill's content had been previously announced at the Autumn 2017 Budget (see...more

Belgium Launches Consultation Process on EU Prospectus Regulation

by Jones Day on

The Situation: EU Member States must make key choices under the new EU Prospectus Regulation, which provides a new regime of prospectus requirements when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a...more

Brexit negotiations poised for intense start to 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

In what looks set to be the last major Brexit development of 2017, the European Commission yesterday published its recommended draft negotiating directives for the next phase of the Article 50 negotiations. ...more

ESRB Recommendation Amending 2015 Recommendation on EU Macroprudential Policy Framework Published in OJ

On December 15, 2017, the Recommendation of the European Systemic Risk Board (“ESRB“) (ESRB/2017/4) (dated October 20, 2017) amending Recommendation ESRB/2015/2 on the assessment of cross-border effects of, and voluntary...more

Data Protection Litigation to Become a New Reality in Belgium

by Alston & Bird on

On November 16, 2017, the Belgian Senate adopted an “Act on the Establishment of the Data Protection Authority.” Following Austria, Germany, and the UK, Belgium is the fourth EU member state to pass a domestic statute...more

Brexit Negotiations: As the First Phase Draws to a Close, the Next Phase Awaits

The UK and the EU have published a joint report at the conclusion of the first phase of the UK’s Article 50 withdrawal negotiations. Agreement has been reached in principle on three key issues: the rights of EU citizens in...more

UK completes all legislative steps required to ratify the UPC Agreement

by Allen & Overy LLP on

With the approval on Tuesday by the House of Lords of the Unified Patents Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2017, the UK completed the final parliamentary step on the road to readying itself to ratify the Unified Patent...more

CFIUS for Europe? New Screening of Foreign Direct Investments in Europe

On September 13, 2017, the EU Commission released a proposed regulation establishing a framework for screening Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Europe. Several EU Member States have already implemented national mechanisms...more

The Trade Bill - UK trade policy following Brexit

by DLA Piper on

The Trade Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on Tuesday 7 November 2017. It will have to be passed by both Houses before it becomes law, and it has to become law before Brexit takes effect, currently set for 29 March...more

The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill and trading under WTO rules

by DLA Piper on

The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 20 November 2017. It will have to be passed by both Houses before it becomes law, and, as with other key pieces of Brexit legislation, including...more

EC Sets out Roadmap on the European Economic and Monetary Union

The European Commission (“EC“) published a communication and legislative proposal on the December 6, 2017, with the goal of finalizing Europe’s economic and monetary union. The communication, which contained a number of...more

Brexit Immigration Update: Joint Report from the EU and UK

by Dentons on

On 8 December 2017 a joint report from the negotiators of the European Union and the UK government was published, describing progress made during phase 1 of Brexit negotiations....more

U.K./EU Joint Report on Brexit Negotiations: Immigration Aspects

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On 8 December 2017, the U.K. Government and EU negotiators published a joint report outlining commitments made in the first phase of negotiations with regard to the U.K.’s exit from the European Union. Although the...more

The New EU Privacy Law, General Data Protection Regulation — What A Non-EU Company Should Know

by Cozen O'Connor on

The new European privacy law, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), was approved by the European Union (EU) Parliament to replace its predecessor Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (Directive). GDPR will be enforceable...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The UK and EU made a significant breakthrough early this morning to “unlock” Brexit divorce negotiations. The still-rough agreement would see Britain repaying $53 billion and addressed in at least vague terms thorny issues...more

Brussels Regulatory Brief: December

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 10 November 2017, the European Union (“EU”) General Court (“GC”) rendered a judgment partially annulling the European Commission’s (“Commission”) decision fining a broker for its involvement in the Libor Yen interest rate...more

eDiscovery and the GDPR: Ready or Not, Here it Comes: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to take effect in less than 200 days. It is important to understand the changes this new set of regulations will impose, but it is also important to understand that...more

Charting the Growth of Human Rights and Ethical Reporting in the EU

Increasingly, businesses across Europe must report on a wide range of ethical and related matters in addition to publishing their financial results. Requirements for businesses to undertake non-financial reporting have...more

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

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

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

The UK Data Protection Authority Clarifies the Status of the BCRs It Approves

by WilmerHale on

Brexit raises critical issues regarding the future transfer of personal data outside of the EU, not least as to the role of the UK Data Protection Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), and as to its...more

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