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Betting and Gaming amendments for South Africa

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 00:00
The National Gambling Amendment Bill (“NGA Bill”), which was approved by the National Assembly of South Africa in November 2018, is presently awaiting approval from the National Council of Provinces where it is being considered prior to ...

Hong Kong’s European network of Memoranda of Understanding

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 00:00
Introduction The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) has been busy building a network of memoranda of understanding (“MoUs”) in Europe for the mutual recognition of funds, concluding MoUs with the Netherlands ...

The final AIFMD cross-border fund distribution package: delivering freedom?

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 00:00
On 24 May 2019 the European Commission published the final compromise texts, ahead of the formal signing of the amending Directive and the amending Regulation on facilitating cross-border distribution of collective investment undertakings. After the...

The final AIFMD cross-border fund distribution package: delivering freedom?

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 00:00
On 24 May 2019 the European Commission published the final compromise texts, ahead of the formal signing of the amending Directive and the amending Regulation on facilitating cross-border distribution of collective investment undertakings. After the...

Buy-side perspective: Final EMIR REFIT text published

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:00
In this briefing we summarise the issues that buy-side entities should consider in light of forthcoming changes to EMIR. Background to the EMIR REFIT Article 85(1) of European Market Infrastructure Regulation1 (“EMIR”) required the Europ...

Important update to FCA’s national private placement regime resulting from Brexit extension

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:00
NPPR notification process The FCA updated its national private placement regime (“NPPR”) webpage on 2 May 2019. Under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (“AIFMD”), the NPPR allows the marketing in...

Buy-side perspective: Final EMIR REFIT text published

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:00
In this briefing we summarise the issues that buy-side entities should consider in light of forthcoming changes to EMIR. Background to the EMIR REFIT Article 85(1) of European Market Infrastructure Regulation1 (“EMIR”) required the Europ...

Important update to FCA’s national private placement regime resulting from Brexit extension

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:00
NPPR notification process The FCA updated its national private placement regime (“NPPR”) webpage on 2 May 2019. Under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (“AIFMD”), the NPPR allows the marketing in...

The FCA published its second consultation on remedies

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 00:00
The FCA published its second consultation on remedies following the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study (AMMS), Consultation Paper CP18/9, in April 2018. On 4 February 2019 the FCA published its findings, in the form of Policy Statement PS19/4...

The FCA published its second consultation on remedies

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 00:00
The FCA published its second consultation on remedies following the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study (AMMS), Consultation Paper CP18/9, in April 2018. On 4 February 2019 the FCA published its findings, in the form of Policy Statement PS19/4...

Crypto-matters - Legal developments on crypto-assets and Blockchain technology

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:00
Bringing our clients the latest important legal developments related to crypto-assets and the use of Blockchain technology in financial services and markets Legislative developments There are currently indications of legislative developments to inco...

Detailed SFTR reporting requirements published

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:00
In this briefing we summarise the reporting requirements under the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (“SFTR”) and the steps that in-scope entities should take to comply with them. Background The detailed EU reporting requiremen...

Crypto-matters - Legal developments on crypto-assets and Blockchain technology

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:00
Bringing our clients the latest important legal developments related to crypto-assets and the use of Blockchain technology in financial services and markets Legislative developments There are currently indications of legislative developments to inco...

Detailed SFTR reporting requirements published

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:00
In this briefing we summarise the reporting requirements under the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (“SFTR”) and the steps that in-scope entities should take to comply with them. Background The detailed EU reporting requiremen...

The Dormant Assets Scheme: a blueprint for expansion

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 00:00
The Industry Champions published their report on The Dormant Assets Scheme: A Blueprint for Expansion on 4 April. Following our participation in the independent Commission on Dormant Assets in 2016 which resulted in the recommendations in March 2017...

The Dormant Assets Scheme: a blueprint for expansion

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 00:00
The Industry Champions published their report on The Dormant Assets Scheme: A Blueprint for Expansion on 4 April. Following our participation in the independent Commission on Dormant Assets in 2016 which resulted in the recommendations in March 2017...

Good News for Insurers: European Commission Facilitates Wider Range of Equity Investments

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:00
Background European Union Directive 2009/138/EC, also known as Solvency II, has had the effect that (re)insurers have been discouraged from investing in unlisted equities. Under the final text of a proposed amendment to the Solvency II delegated reg...

Good News for Insurers: European Commission Facilitates Wider Range of Equity Investments

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:00
Background European Union Directive 2009/138/EC, also known as Solvency II, has had the effect that (re)insurers have been discouraged from investing in unlisted equities. Under the final text of a proposed amendment to the Solvency II delegated reg...

Brexit and contractual continuity – how no deal will work becomes clearer

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 00:00
Financial Services Contracts Regulations 2019 - UK-EU27 memoranda of understanding Introduction FCA Consultation Paper CP19/2 “Brexit and contractual continuity” The new financial services contracts regime (the “FSCR”) is ava...

Brexit and contractual continuity – how no deal will work becomes clearer

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 00:00
Financial Services Contracts Regulations 2019 - UK-EU27 memoranda of understanding Introduction FCA Consultation Paper CP19/2 “Brexit and contractual continuity” The new financial services contracts regime (the “FSCR”) is ava...

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