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Brexit and access to UK financial markets by EU27 firms

Brexit and access to UK financial markets by EU27 firms

By | 17 Aug 2018

The UK is proposing new legislation to mitigate the impact on EU27 regulated firms arising from a "no deal" scenario in March 2019.

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UK Court says no negative interest payable under standard ISDA Credit Support Annex: a view from the loan markets

UK Court says no negative interest payable under standard ISDA Credit Support Annex: a view from the loan markets

By , and | 27 Jul 2018

A recent case in relation to the standard ISDA Credit Support Annex (CSA) has ruled that there is no obligation to pay negative interest under an English law CSA (see The State of the Netherlands v Deutsche Bank AG [2018] EWHC 1935 (Comm)).

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The Brexit White Paper:  What it means for Financial Services

The Brexit White Paper: What it means for Financial Services

By and | 18 Jul 2018

The first few days of the White Paper's political reception in Westminster have been less than encouraging.

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Initial Coin Offering…pas si simple en pratique !

Initial Coin Offering…pas si simple en pratique !

By | 24 May 2018

Depuis 2016, les Initial coin offering (« ICO ») agitent les pensées de nombreux entrepreneurs qui y voient, à juste titre, une nouvelle méthode de financement, la plupart du temps sans dilution en capital, via l’émission de tokens vendus et attribués en échange de cybermonnaies (Ethers ETH, Bitcoins BTC) ou de monnaie fiat (monnaie fiduciaire)

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Assessing the outcome of the FCA's Asset Management Market Study

Assessing the outcome of the FCA's Asset Management Market Study

By | 30 Apr 2018

With the outcome of the FCA's Asset Management Market Study now published, UK authorised investment fund managers should consider how best to implement changes in their organisation – and generally seek to understand the mind-set of the FCA with regards to the regulation of, and expectations from, UK authorised investment funds.

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US v Russia Sanctions Crossfire – How is your business affected?

US v Russia Sanctions Crossfire – How is your business affected?

By and | 23 Apr 2018

The past few weeks have seen the introduction of new sanctions against Russia by the US, the scope of which extends to non-US persons.

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Government goes ahead with new pensions exit debt flexibility

By , , and | 27 Mar 2018

Last May we issued an update highlighting that the Government was consulting on a new flexibility to allow employers to defer paying a pension scheme exit debt - called a Deferred Debt Arrangement (a DDA). Its aim is to help employers in non-associated employer schemes currently caught in the trap of the cost of future service benefits and the exit debt arising on stopping these benefits both being unaffordable.