FSR Outlook 2021: Paving the Way Forward

Our Financial Services Regulatory team have announced the launch of FSR Outlook 2021: Paving the Way Forward. In this annual publication, the team survey the regulatory landscape in 2021 and identify some themes expected to be at the core of regulatory priorities globally in the next 12 months. 2020 has been dominated by Covid-19, political … Read more

Climate-related disclosures for issuers: next steps from UK financial regulators outlined

This month, there have been some significant regulatory announcements in relation to climate-related disclosures. These announcements are a result of the increasing focus on climate change and sustainability risks across governments, regulators and industry and a continued move towards corporate compliance with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures’ (TCFD) recommendations. While not launching new … Read more

Climate-related disclosures: the new frontier?

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP have published an article in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)’s proposals for regulating climate-related disclosures and the litigation risks which may arise for issuers from such proposals. Climate change has been part of the political and regulatory discourse for years. However, it … Read more

New Webcast Available: The new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – implications for financial institutions

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 came into effect on 26 June 2020. As mentioned in our previous blog post, it is expected that this Act will have a significant impact on secured and unsecured bank debt. Our Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency team have produced a series of short, informative and user-friendly webcasts focusing … Read more