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EU Capital Markets Union proposals

The EU Commission has published for consultation a Green Paper entitled “Building a Capital Markets Union”, which sets out a blueprint for creating a harmonised capital market across the EU by 2019.  Papers published alongside the Green Paper include consultations … Continue reading

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Corporate Crime Update – October 2014

Welcome to the October 2014 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 … Continue reading

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EU publishes legislation imposing sectoral sanctions on Russia

The EU published new regulations on 30 and 31 July 2014 expanding its sanctions against Russia in response to the situation in Ukraine. These regulations enact the measures announced by the EU on 29 July 2014. This briefing provides a … Continue reading

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EU extends sanctions against Russia

The EU has recently expanded the sanctions it has imposed against Russia in response to the situation in Ukraine.  Our briefing covers: The EU’s introduction of “phase 3” sanctions affecting key sectors of the Russian economy such as the banking … Continue reading

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Corporate Crime Update – June 2014

Welcome to the June 2014 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 … Continue reading

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The new EU market abuse and inside information regime – an overview

The new Market Abuse Regulation has been published in the Official Journal and is directly applicable in EU countries from 3 July 2016.  The Regulation will have a significant impact on all companies with securities traded on any EU market … Continue reading

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EU audit reform: the impact for insurers

Insurers and reinsurers need to prepare for changes to the audit regime applying from June 2016.  In particular, requirements for the mandatory rotation of auditors will need to be planned for.  Other changes to the current regime are substantial, including … Continue reading

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ESMA preparatory work on the Market Abuse Regulation: time to engage with the development of regulatory technical standards

ESMA has published a Discussion Paper (“DP”) as part of its preparatory work on the forthcoming Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”).  ESMA has asked for responses by 27 January 2014.  The DP raises 113 specific questions overall, covering the ten sections … Continue reading

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Solvency II Trilogue discussions conclude – so what happens now?

Earlier today, it was announced that yesterday’s trilogue discussions on the Omnibus II Directive (Omnibus II) had finished in agreement.  The announcement puts to rest recent uncertainty about the future of the Solvency II Directive and sets in train a timetable … Continue reading

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Problem, process and prognosis: the legal challenge to the EU Bonus Cap

Yesterday afternoon it was announced that the UK Government has launched a legal challenge in the Court of Justice of the European Union against the cap on variable remuneration introduced by the new capital requirements directive (“CRD IV”).  Although this may … Continue reading

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