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During the past several weeks the Azerbaijani Parliament has adopted a number of laws, introducing amendments to the Law On Banks, the Civil Code, the Civil Procedure Code, the Administrative Procedure Code, the Law On Telecommunications and the Law On Licenses and Permits.
On April 7, 2017, the Azerbaijani Parliament passed in the first reading a Draft Law "On Introducing Amendments to the Law "On Banks" (the "Draft Law").
Maples and Calder
MiFID is the EU framework for the regulation of investment firms carrying out investment services. Ireland is a key European jurisdiction for the provision of investment services – both domestically and as a European hub for EU cross-border services.
Maples and Calder
On 19 January 2017 the Central Bank of Ireland ("Central Bank") issued a Feedback Statement on CP105 - Consultation on amendments to the Central Bank UCITS Regulations.
Boccadutri Internationalm Law Firm
The scandal is exploding after inquests by the CFTC, the regulatory body for USA markets, which found proof of highly harmful behaviour with regard to their own clients, against whom brokers often bet.
KPMG Luxembourg
The first "Belt and Road Summit" will be held in May 2017 in Beijing, China.
GVZH Advocates
Following the enactment of the Arbiter for Financial Services Act, Act XVI of 2016 of the Laws of Malta...
Finance Malta
This Circular is being addressed to all market participants which enter into Derivative Contracts as defined under EMIR1.
GANADO Advocates
The MFSA issued a Circular highlighting the importance for regulated entities to conduct an appropriate assessment in all instances prior to proposing the appointment of individuals to be involved in or to hold key functions in a regulated structure...
On 3 April 2017, the President of Russia signed Federal Law No. 59-FZ on Amending the Federal Law on the National Payment System (the Law).
Bar & Karrer
The financial sector has undergone major developments in the past years and continues to be transformed by disruptive innovations as well as constant changes to the global regulatory framework.
Bar & Karrer
On 3 April 2017, FINMA published guidance on reporting requirements and trade repository (FINMA Guidance 02/2017
Moroğlu Arseven
Turkey has announced clarifications of taxation arrangements for payment services provided by e-money and e-payment agencies.
Moroğlu Arseven
Turkey has amended the scope and procedure of a government investment support scheme for technological products ("Scheme"). Notably, support for loan interest has been removed from the Scheme, but micro-enterprises have become eligible to apply for support.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a discussion paper on distributed ledger technology (DLT) (DP17/3) which closes for comment on 17 July 2017.
Private investment funds are an important feature of our modern global economy. To date, the UK limited partnership (LP) has been a popular vehicle for foreign investors.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The letter highlights the need for UK companies to face the physical reality of Brexit and it will be interesting to see the types of contingency plans that emerge as a result.
Sedgwick LLP
According to a recent report from the Financial Times, big banks were named as defendants in 157 High Court lawsuits in the 12 months preceding September 2016, ...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The provision of indemnities, particularly those provided to corporate trustees and agents, is an important feature of an effectively functioning structured finance market.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The provision of indemnities, particularly those provided to corporate trustees and agents, is an important feature of an effectively functioning structured finance market.
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During the year 2016, French regulation of alternative finance, including the crowdfunding regime established two years ago, has been liberalized in important ways.
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Erdem & Erdem Law
Mutual funds are obliged to prepare various reports and tables in order to fulfill their financial reporting obligations.
Erdem & Erdem Law
Since the turn of the millennium, there has been an increase in the variety and use of capital structures of a company.
Whilst 2016 was punctuated with the unexpected outcome of the referendum on whether the UK should remain in the European Union, developments in financial regulation have nonetheless continued apace.
Bezen & Partners
Following the decision of the Council of Ministers dated 20 July 2016 on the state of emergency, certain laws, decree laws and communiqués were enacted for the purpose of maintaining national security.
Pekin & Bayar
Capital Markets Board of Turkey has introduced its Amendments on the Communiqué on Debt Instruments Serial No. II-31.1a on 18 February 2017 with the Official Gazette numbered 29983 (the "Amendment").
Mason Hayes & Curran
A recent case highlights the courts' continued reluctance to imply terms into effective and coherent contracts and reaffirms the position established in Marks & Spencer PLC v BNP Paribas...
The Sovereign Group
The Common Reporting Standard (CRS), a global initiative to introduce the automatic exchange of information on financial accounts beneficially owned by residents of foreign countries, took effect...
Kemp Little LLP
Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England and Chair of the Financial Stability Board, has warned of a likely increase in regulation for Fintech firms due to the "systemic risks" they pose...
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