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Abu Dhabi's financial freezone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), has begun a public consultation on changes to its rules for tackling money laundering; terrorist financing and proliferation, and the financing of unlawful organisations. 21 Feb 2019
Industry bodies are calling on the EU to extend temporary information disclosure requirements for multi-option products so that firms will not be over-burdened with additional data requirements after December 2019. 19 Feb 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).
Time is running out for financial services providers in Bahrain to give their views on a proposed regulatory framework for digital financial advice, or 'robo advice'. 18 Feb 2019
New intelligence published by the multi-agency Project Bloom shows that pension scams are continuing to evolve, and underlines the need for continued publicity despite the introduction of the cold calling ban, an expert has said. 15 Feb 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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