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Hope for the best, plan for the worst

Hope for the best, plan for the worst

By , and | 03 May 2019

The Pension Protection Fund has published new insolvency contingency planning guidance for trustees. Andrew Patten looks at its key recommendations.

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Luxembourg watchdog issues new circular on investment services

Luxembourg watchdog issues new circular on investment services

By | 18 Apr 2019

The Luxembourg watchdog recently issued circular 19/716 on 12 April 2019 (the "Circular"). The purpose of the Circular is to lay out the different regimes that apply to third-country firms that wish to provide, in Luxembourg, investment services or perform investment activities together with ancillary investment services in accordance with Article 32-1 of the LSF (Luxembourg MiFID law), as amended.

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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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What Will the Eagerly Anticipated Foreign Investment Law Bring About?

What Will the Eagerly Anticipated Foreign Investment Law Bring About?

By | 03 Apr 2019

On March 15, 2019, the Foreign Investment Law of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the "Foreign Investment Law") was adopted by the National People's Congress and will come into force on January 1, 2020.

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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.

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Complying with new Luxembourg legislation relating to UBOs

Complying with new Luxembourg legislation relating to UBOs

By | 20 Feb 2019

The new Luxembourg law of 13 January 2019, and related grand ducal regulation of 15 February, established a register of ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs), known as the RBE.

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Accessing the German Market

Accessing the German Market

By and | 16 Jan 2019

This briefing describes the possibilities for third country credit and financial services institutions which do not benefit from EU passporting rights to access the German market.

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