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Banks offering syndicated loans may experience increased scrutiny from competition regulators in the EU following publication of a critical report, an expert has warned. 15 Apr 2019
Employee perception of banks' culture, behaviour and competence has changed little in the past 12 months, showing that embedding cultural change will be an ongoing process for firms, an expert has said. 10 Apr 2019
While there may be a legitimate need to include unilateral variation terms in financial services consumer contracts, care must be taken when drafting and reviewing these terms to ensure that they are fair and transparent.
Most of the EU's economic and trade sanctions against Iran were lifted in 2016 but some remain. EU businesses should be aware of those that remain, and of US sanctions which can apply to activity outside of the EU.
Ireland is an attractive location for UK asset managers seeking to retain EU passporting rights post-Brexit given ease of access and communication, time zone and workforce considerations.
The collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 highlighted deficiencies in applying the “normal” corporate administration regime to investment banks, in particular in protecting client assets. This led to the introduction of the investment bank special...
There are many arrangements that may be used to set up a collective investment scheme, but only certain ones can be used if that scheme is to be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
On 1 April 2015, UK financial regulators the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) gained new competition law powers, which they can exercise concurrently with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
The desire for a more coordinated global approach to the regulation of cryptoassets has prompted an international financial watchdog to create a new cryptoassets regulators directory, an expert in financial services regulation has said. 08 Apr 2019
An investment bank was entitled to dismiss a regulated individual on the grounds of his fitness and propriety following adverse findings about his credibility by an employment tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled. 05 Apr 2019
Pinsent Masons offers an experienced team who are adept at advising on the increasingly international and complex questions arising out of the current sea of regulatory change. The current climate dictates that lawyers have an ability to provide clear, practical advice delivered in a cost-effective manner.
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