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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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Security over art July 2019

By | 10 Jul 2019

Although there is no shortage of borrowers in the market, many lenders have not had a large appetite for funding works of art because of a number of factors including: • Issues of authenticity and the risk of the art being a forgery; • The identity of the art; ...

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Retail banking in Australasia: A post-Brexit opportunity for UK regulated services?

Retail banking in Australasia: A post-Brexit opportunity for UK regulated services?

By and | 03 Jul 2019

With the UK's pending departure from full EU membership and a 'hard Brexit' looking increasingly likely, British financial services companies are eyeing previously discounted options to expand in Australia and New Zealand as alternatives to closing EU markets.

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Single Stock Lending: UK disclosure requirements

Single Stock Lending: UK disclosure requirements

By | 24 Jun 2019

UK issuer (with shares admitted to either a regulated or a prescribed marketIn the Private Wealth sphere, single stock lending (where a bank provides a loan secured by a Borrower's shareholding in a publicly listed company) is not uncommon.

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How a changing breed of investor in the UKCS has led to a re-modelling of legal services

How a changing breed of investor in the UKCS has led to a re-modelling of legal services

By | 17 Apr 2019

Private equity's lean machines are demanding a shake-up of traditional legal service delivery – particularly in the margin-sensitive oil and gas sector. Stuart Carter, head of oil and gas at Fieldfisher, looks at how law firms are responding to the market's changing needs.

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FOI request shows HMRC failing to crack down on money laundering

FOI request shows HMRC failing to crack down on money laundering

By and | 08 Apr 2019

Statistics obtained by European law firm Fieldfisher through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request indicate that HMRC is failing in its aim to reduce incidents of money laundering in the UK, despite pledging to crack down on corporate and financial crime.

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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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Cyber security and financial services: What businesses need to consider

Cyber security and financial services: What businesses need to consider

08 Mar 2019

Following a spate of high-profile cyber incidents at UK financial services providers, perhaps most enlightening of which was the 2016 Tesco Bank debit card fraud and subsequent 2018 fine, businesses which deal in financial data are starting to look more closely at their cyber resilience and to consider how changes in the regulatory landscape may affect 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.