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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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Disciplinary powers of the FCAThe disciplinary powers of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are found in Part XIV of the Financial Services and...
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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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Recognised investment exchangesA recognised investment exchange (RIE) is a UK recognised body under Part XVIII of the Financial Services and Markets...
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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 12th Jan
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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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What are cryptoassets?One of the hurdles in relation to understanding non-traditional currencies and assets lies in the inconsistent use of language....
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Produced in partnership with Puesan Lam and Tony Katz of DLA Piper UK LLP 17th Jan
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What are cryptoassets?One of the hurdles in relation to understanding non-traditional currencies and assets lies in the inconsistent use of language....
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Produced in partnership with Puesan Lam and Tony Katz of DLA Piper LLP 17th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the following aspects of the technology that has become known as ‘regtech’:•What is regtech?•The FCA’s approach•FCA tech...
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Produced in partnership with Sam Robinson and Tom Howard of CMS 17th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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17th Jan
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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. For...
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Produced in partnership with Sam Robinson, Duncan Turner and Jon Monks of CMS 17th Jan
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This Practice Note considers IP issues specifically in relation to fintech. It covers:•Fintech and intangible assets•Fintech IP...
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Produced in partnership with Rachel Free of CMS 17th Jan
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The UK fintech sectorThis Practice Note provides an overview of recent and proposed financial innovations, with a particular focus on the emergence of...
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17th Jan
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This Practice Note focuses on the approach of UK and EU regulators and governments to the regulation of cryptoassets and considers the approach taken...
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17th Jan
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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17th Jan
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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Produced in partnership with Kushal Gandhi and Charles Kerrigan of CMS 17th Jan
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This Practice Note is aimed primarily at established financial institutions and early stage fintechs wanting to partner in respect of fintech...
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17th Jan
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What are cryptoassets?One of the hurdles in relation to understanding non-traditional currencies and assets lies in the inconsistent use of language....
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17th Jan
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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17th Jan
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Cryptoassets, exchange tokens, utility tokens and security tokensIt started with Bitcoin (see below). An avalanche of other non-traditional currencies...
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Produced in partnership with Etienne Wong of Old Square Tax Chambers 15th Jan
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Crypto–assets—the basicsIn its simplest form, cryptoassets are a virtual currency which uses encryption to verify transactions denominated in that...
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Produced in partnership with Charlotte Møller of Brown Rudnick LLP and Claude Brown of Reed Smith 15th Jan
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Austria; India; Japan; Liechtenstein; Mexico; Singapore; South...
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15th Jan
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Blockchain has erupted into mainstream consciousness with multiple consultations and discussions by regulators underway or completed around the world....
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Produced in partnership with John Salmon of Hogan Lovells 13th Jan
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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. For...
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24th Dec
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Belgium; Brazil; China; Denmark; Egypt; Germany; Gibraltar;...
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