Monthly highlights: September 2019

Monthly highlights: September 2019

In this issue

 

Brexit
LIBOR and benchmarks
Lending
Trade finance
Derivatives
Sustainable finance
Securitisation and structured products
Regulation for banking lawyers
Execution of documents

 

Brexit

Legislative developments

Financial Services (Electronic Money, Payment Services and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Prospectus (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Capital Requirements (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Risk Transformation and Solvency 2 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill 2017–19 falls with prorogation of Parliament

How will No deal Brexit affect real estate finance transactions?

In News Analysis: How will No deal Brexit affect real estate finance transactions?, Mark Lewis, head of property finance at Browne Jacobson, examines the implications of a No deal Brexit on real estate finance transactions.

Brexit Bulletin—Supreme Court declares prorogation of Parliament unlawful, void and of no effect

In a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court concluded that the question of the lawfulness of the Prime Minister’s advice to Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue Parliament was justiciable, and in this case the decision to advise the Queen prorogue Parliament was unlawful as it had the effect of frustrating/preventing Parliament’s ability to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification. On this basis the prorogation was void and of no effect. Parliament has therefore not been prorogued. Nick Wrightson, senior associate in the Public Law team at Kingsley Napley, and Kieran Laird, partner and head of constitutional affairs in the Gowling WLG Brexit Unit give their analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision, highlighting key legal and constitutional implications.

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Zahra started working as a paralegal at Lexis Nexis in Banking and Insolvency teams in April 2019. Zahra graduated with a 2.1 honours in a BA French and Spanish, completed the GDL at BPP University and is seeking some experience before commencing the LPC. She has undertaken voluntary work for law firms in London, Argentina and Colombia.