Europe

The EU publishes a list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

On 5 December 2017, the EU published its list of 17 non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. The list forms part of the EU’s work to clamp down on tax evasion and avoidance, presenting a united front to dealing with non-EU … Continue reading

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NEW SANCTIONS TARGETING VENEZUELA AND MALI

On 13 November 2017, the EU Council unanimously voted to impose a wide range of targeted sanctions on Venezuela in response to the growing political crisis in the country. Notably, the new EU sanctions go further than current US measures … Continue reading

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UK Government’s future Partnership Paper on Foreign policy, defence and development: including proposals for co-operation on sanctions, cyber security, and the defence and security industries

The UK Government has released a Paper outlining the UK’s proposals for a future partnership with the EU regarding foreign policy, defence and development. The Paper highlights the UK’s shared interests and values with the EU regarding foreign policy and … Continue reading

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UK GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES RESPONSE ON THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR SANCTIONS POST-BREXIT

On 2 August 2017, the UK Government published its response to the public consultation on the UK’s future legal framework for imposing and implementing sanctions after the UK’s exit from the European Union (see our previous blog post). The response … Continue reading

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No margin for error: the upcoming EMIR margin rules

EMIR is the centrepiece of the EU post financial crisis reform of derivatives markets and seeks to address perceived issues with counterparty credit risk and transparency. After a long and difficult consultation period, and some way behind other similar global … Continue reading

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European Commission forges ahead with bonus cap for all CRDIV firms

The European Commission has published proposed amendments to the remuneration requirements of CRDIV which would have the effect of extending the cap on variable remuneration (the "bonus cap") to all CRDIV firms, including smaller banks and all CRDIV investment firms.  … Continue reading

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EU adds six members of the Russian Federation State Duma to Russian sanctions list

On 9 November 2016, the European Council announced that six members of the State Duma of Crimea have been added to the list of persons subject to restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence.

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Corporate Crime Monthly Update September 2016

Welcome to the September 2016 edition of our corporate crime update – our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click … Continue reading

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EU extends the duration of asset freeze in relation to Ukraine’s territorial integrity

On 15 September 2016, the European Council announced that the EU's Russia-related asset freezing measures imposed in relation to Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence (which were previously due to expire on 15 September 2016) will be extended for a … Continue reading

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#MAR_bitesize

New Market Abuse powers for the FCA   The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2016 On 29 June 2016, the Government adopted the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2016 (the "regulations").  This left … Continue reading

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