Financial Services Law

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Brexit; As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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Produced in partnership with Morrison & Foerster LLP 9th Nov
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Chapter 4 of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) Conduct of Business sourcebook (COBS 4) contains the conduct of business requirements for...
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This Practice Note looks at the regulated activity of accepting deposits (often referred to as deposit taking). Accepting deposits is a key hallmark...
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The role of the FCAThe Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) forms part of the regulatory structure for financial services firms. The FCA has a...
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This Practice Note looks at key aspects of consumer protection within the UK financial services regulatory system. The UK’s regulatory structure,...
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This Practice Note explains the Principles for Businesses (PRIN) set down by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The Principles form part of the...
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On 10 June 2015, the Fair and Effective Markets Review (FEMR) published its final report. Running to 106 pages, the report covers a wide range of...
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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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UCITS VIUCITS VI describes the European Commission's Consultation on Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities issued 26th...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Henderson Partner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP 9th Nov
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BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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9th Nov
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BREXIT: The UK is leaving EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. To ensure...
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The debt sale and purchase market in the UKThe debt sale and purchase market has for some time been very active throughout the UK. It is an important...
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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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This Practice Note provides information relating to the impact of Brexit on the recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Directive...
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This Solvency II quick guide details current UK legislation and retained EU legislation in relation to prudential insurance requirements that will be...
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Scope of this Practice NoteThere are several factors to consider when deciding whether or not a credit agreement is regulated under the regulatory...
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This quick guide details current UK legislation and retained EU legislation that will be amended and/or revoked by:•the Over the Counter Derivatives,...
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25th Nov
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Financial Services Brexit newsDateNews alert24 November 2020FCA sets out process for submitting STS securitisation notifications after Brexit...
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25th Nov
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Regulating Central Securities DepositoriesCentral securities depositories (CSDs) hold securities in a dematerialised form and provide a clearing and...
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25th Nov
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This Quick Look Brexit Financial Services Legislation Status Guide provides high level information on the status of Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 (the...
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25th Nov
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This quick guide provides high-level information on the measures taken under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018) (as amended by the...
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25th Nov
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This quick guide details current UK legislation and retained EU legislation that will be amended and/or revoked by the Benchmarks (Amendment and...
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This quick guide details current UK legislation and retained EU legislation that will be amended and/or revoked by the Securitisation (Amendment) (EU...
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This Practice Note brings together key content on coronavirus (COVID-19) published across Lexis®PSL that is likely to be of interest to Banking &...
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This Practice Note discusses the role and importance of the boilerplate clauses in an agreement. It identifies the boilerplate clauses that most...
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Lexis®PSL Financial Services FCA/PRA Enforcement Database: This incorporates detailed information on all substantive FCA and PRA Final Notices and,...
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25th Nov
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FCA and PRA rules on whistleblowingOn 6 October 2015, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), alongside the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)...
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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper UK LLP 25th Nov
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Lexis®PSL Financial Services FCA/PRA Enforcement Database: This incorporates detailed information on all substantive FCA and PRA Final Notices and,...
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Produced in partnership with Vaibhav Adlakha of Reed Smith and Tim Dolan of Reed Smith 25th Nov
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Employment Rights Act 1996 and Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998Under the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996), as amended by the Public Interest...
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25th Nov
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This Practice Note summarises the new capital markets recovery package of measures proposed by the European Commission in July 2020 to address the...
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25th Nov
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2020 NewsDateNews story24 November 2020 Asset Management Taskforce makes stewardship recommendations to boost sustainable growth—LNB News 24/11/2020...
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25th Nov
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This Practice Note describes the current position on the enforcement of financial sanctions breaches in the UK as it applies during the implementation...
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Produced in partnership with Roger Matthews of Dentons 25th Nov
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Purpose of the Credit Institutions (Reorganisation and Winding Up) DirectiveThe Credit Institutions (Reorganisation and Winding Up) Directive...
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25th Nov
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On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29 March 2017,...
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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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