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FATF on crypto and AML: Crackdown or capitulation?

FATF on crypto and AML: Crackdown or capitulation?

By | 12 Jul 2019

The need for a standardised global regulatory framework to prevent criminal activity through virtual asset transactions is more urgent than ever, but are the Financial Action Task Force's latest guidelines up to the job? Kyle Philips, corporate crime specialist at Fieldfisher, evaluates the proposals.

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Intersolar Munich 2019: Doing solar deals in Europe

Intersolar Munich 2019: Doing solar deals in Europe

By , and | 17 May 2019

Fieldfisher's Intersolar Breakfast Vol. 5 was held in the firm's Munich office and led by corporate partner and energy specialist, Daniel Marhewka, Co-Head of Energy, Matthew Williams and regulatory partner, Lis Blunsdon.

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Fintech findings for 2019: Platforms, Open Banking and Cloud

Fintech findings for 2019: Platforms, Open Banking and Cloud

By , , , and | 02 Apr 2019

As the fintech industry continues to set records for investment and growth, experts from across Fieldfisher's regulatory, litigation, finance, corporate and technology teams look at some of the common hitches catching out companies in the financing platform, Open Banking and Cloud sectors in the UK and Europe – and suggest how to avoid them.

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The Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018: still more to do?

The Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018: still more to do?

By , and | 26 Feb 2019

Fieldfisher's Stephen Moller, Richard Todd and Richard Gibbard consider how the new regulations address some criticisms of prior legislation but also add more complexity to what is already a complicated area of the law.

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Derivatives alert: Negative interest rates under CSAs: Appeal allowed

By , and | 12 Nov 2018

On 26 September, The State of the Netherland's application for Appeal was allowed in relation to the English High Court's ruling on 25 July, in favour of Deutsche Bank, that there is no obligation to pay negative interest under an English law CSA.

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Security over Art: General Developments & Highlights

Security over Art: General Developments & Highlights

By , and | 17 Oct 2018

A number of particular issues and difficulties arise for lenders in taking security over art as opposed to other assets, especially in relation to art owned by natural persons. This briefing paper includes an update to the subject, sets out some of the recent general developments in the art market and highlights some traps for the unwary.

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Arabian Rights: Breaking the Saudi glass ceiling

Arabian Rights: Breaking the Saudi glass ceiling

By | 02 Oct 2018

Fieldfisher partner Vivien Davies argues that pro-female cultural shifts underway in Saudi Arabia, thanks to the comparatively liberal policies of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, need to be backed by legal reform to enable women to reach their professional potential.

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From Bitcoin to blockchain: Solving the regulatory cryptogram

From Bitcoin to blockchain: Solving the regulatory cryptogram

By | 24 Sep 2018

Fieldfisher corporate partner and tech specialist Tim Bird, fintech consultant and CEO of TeamBlockchain Jonny Fry, and Cummings Law's alternative investment legal expert Claire Cummings discuss the regulatory hurdles facing mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies and payment services technologies.

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