Corporate Crime update – December 2018

Welcome to the December 2018 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. This month, we would like to wish all of our regular readers a… Read more

Managing risk: a disputes perspective (2017)

Herbert Smith Freehills recently held its annual disputes client conference exploring some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates. Following opening remarks by Mark Shillito, head of dispute resolution for the UK and US, there were presentations on cyber… Read more


Investment recommendations Increased scope The former Market Abuse Directive (MAD) imposed requirements designed to ensure the objective presentation of investment recommendations and the disclosure of interests and conflicts of interest on the part of producers or disseminators of such recommendations. … Read more

Market abuse update – April 2016

This will be our last quarterly Market Abuse update before 3 July 2016, the date when both the new Market Abuse Regulation and the Criminal Sanctions (Market Abuse) Directive come into application across Europe. Some significant pieces of the regulatory… Read more

The SFC’s asset management strategy for Hong Kong

In a speech last Friday to the Hong Kong investment Funds Association, Ashley Alder, CEO of the Hong Kong Securities And Futures Commission (SFC) described the SFC's ambitious asset management strategy.  The SFC's strategy for Hong Kong, which aims to… Read more

DFSA proposes to introduce Qualified Investor Exempt Funds

In December 2013, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (the "DFSA") issued its Consultation Paper on Qualified Investor Exempt Funds (the "Consultation Paper"), which proposed the introduction of a new category of Domestic Funds in the Dubai International Financial Centre (the… Read more

FCA confirms bans on payments to platforms and cash rebates

The FCA has published its policy statement and final rules which confirm that it will ban (i) payments from product providers to platforms, and (ii) cash rebates of product charges by product providers to consumers, in respect of sales of retail investment… Read more