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Treasury Committee Calls For Expansion Of FCA Powers
In a report published last week, the House of Commons' Treasury Select Committee ("Committee") recommended that the FCA should be given more powers to help it address the consumer harm occurring in the "grey area" that...
UK
9 Aug 2019
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SLGs Window To Reopen! And Another Change.
Treasury has announced that, after what seemed like a forever long hiatus, effective August 5, 2019, at 12:00 noon eastern, it will reopen the SLGs window.
United States
8 Aug 2019
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Forgoing An Unmeritorious Defence Held To Be Good Consideration By Court Of Appeal
The Court of Appeal in Simantob v Shavleyan [2019] EWCA Civ 1105 has held that an unmeritorious defence was good consideration for the variation of a settlement agreement.
UK
5 Aug 2019
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Carbon Capture Legislation – Potential For A New Type Of Exempt Facility Bond
On June 10, 2019, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced Senate Bill 1763 (the "Carbon Capture Bill"), which, if passed, would allow
United States
30 Jul 2019
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Green Finance: Is Your Business Ready? Future Challenge Or Opportunity?
We recently commented on the Government's Clean Air Strategy raising awareness of the potential impact on a wide range of businesses if they failed to plan ahead to ensure compliance.
UK
26 Jul 2019
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PRA Explains Its Approach To Enforcement
At the Financial Services Lawyers' Association meeting last week, Miles Bake, Head of Legal at the Enforcement & Litigation Division of the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) discussed
UK
26 Jul 2019
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The Government Fails To Listen To Lenders As It Presses On With Reforms Which May Stifle UK Enterprise
We reported last week that the Government intends to proceed with its proposal to reinstate HMRC as a preferential creditor on insolvency, which could spell disaster for UK businesses, lenders and the UK economy.
UK
24 Jul 2019
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Brexit Insight From The EU-27: Poland
UK financial market entities in Poland – A Polish Brexit bill, passed on 15 March 2019, provides a transition period for the business operations of UK financial market ...
European Union
28 May 2019
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Doubling Down? FCA Contemplates More Criminal AML Investigations
When FCA Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight Mark Steward spoke in London last month, his comments could hardly have been more timely.
UK
27 May 2019
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IRS Releases Even More Guidance To Facilitate Opportunity Zone Program
The Opportunity Zone program was created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, to allow investors the "opportunity" to defer paying tax on gains from selling property by investing the proceeds from the sale...
UK
23 May 2019
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Brexit Insight From The EU-27: Germany
German legislators have adopted a number of Acts of Parliament in relation to Brexit both on the federal level and on the level of the 16 German states.
Germany
22 May 2019
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IRS Releases Helpful Private Letter Ruling For Calculating The Weighted Average Economic Life Of Bond-Financed Property (But Mind The Footnote)
On May 3, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service released Private Letter Ruling 201918008. The IRS concluded
UK
22 May 2019
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Employment Appeal Tribunal Provides Guidance On The FCA's ‘Fit And Proper Person' Test
In Radia v Jeffries International Limited, UKEAT/0123/18 the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") held that an employer, Jeffries International Limited ("Jeffries"),
UK
14 May 2019
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The Partly Contested Process – A Part Success?
A recent speech by the Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight at the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") has highlighted the progress of the partly contested process for disciplinary action.
UK
10 May 2019
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A Second Chance For PPI Complaints?
The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") has ordered firms to write to some complainants with previously rejected PPI complaints to tell them they may now be able to make a new complaint
UK
18 Feb 2019
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English High Court Dismisses US $45 Million Fraud Claim Where Proceedings Already Up And Runnning In A Court In Another Jurisdiction
Where a claimant has already issued related Court proceedings in another jurisdiction, the English Court is unlikely to be the appropriate forum ...
UK
12 Feb 2019
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FCA Consults On The Regulation Of ‘Crypto Firms'
The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") has published a consultation paper ("Guidance") providing guidance on the regulation of cryptoasset activities.
UK
4 Feb 2019
18
Infrastructure – Stays In The USA (Please Help)
According to the Federal Trade Commission's website, only products made with "all or virtually all" U.S. parts that are processed in the U.S. ...
United States
1 Feb 2019
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The Aristophil Scandal: All That Glitters…
Rastignac? Grandet? Swindler? Arsène Lupin? Ponzi scheme concerning letters and manuscripts?
European Union
24 Jan 2019
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