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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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Authorisation of an authorised unit trust (AUT)What is an AUT?A unit trust is a type of collective investment scheme (CIS) in which the assets are...
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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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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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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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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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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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The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), consisting of the central banks of governors of the so-called G10 countries (Belgium, Canada,...
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Produced in partnership with Morrison & Foerster LLP 12th Jan
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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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9th Nov
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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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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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Produced in partnership with Morrison & Foerster LLP 12th Jan
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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 Ms Elizabeth Budd of Pinsent Masons 12th Jan
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Background to the Single RulebookHistorically, the European Commission (Commission) favours using Directives (rather than Regulations) to set out its...
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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper 12th Jan
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The Financial Conduct Authority Handbook (FCA Handbook) includes sourcebooks to regulate the conduct of business by a regulated firm relevant to...
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9th Nov
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BREXIT: 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 further...
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9th Nov
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The roles of nominated officer and money laundering reporting officerA nominated officer is an individual who is nominated by a firm to receive...
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Getting the Deal Through: Cryptoassets & Blockchain 2021Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia;...
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16th May
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Getting the Deal Through: Fintech 2021Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Belgium; Brazil; China;...
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16th May
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Pros and cons of cryptoassetsWhat are cryptoassets?One of the hurdles in relation to understanding non-traditional currencies and assets lies in the...
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Produced in partnership with Puesan Lam and Tony Katz of DLA Piper LLP 15th May
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Cryptoassets—essentialsBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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15th May
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Cryptoassets from a consumer protection perspectiveWhat are cryptoassets?One of the hurdles in relation to understanding non-traditional currencies...
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Produced in partnership with Puesan Lam and Tony Katz of DLA Piper UK LLP 15th May
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The risks of cryptoassets from a financial crime, money laundering and terrorist financing perspectiveWhat are cryptoassets?One of the hurdles in...
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15th May
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Supranational, EU and UK regulation of cryptoassetsThis Practice Note focuses on the approach of UK and EU regulators and governments to the...
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15th May
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Crypto–assets in insolvencyCrypto–assets—the basicsIn its simplest form, cryptoassets are a virtual currency which uses encryption to verify...
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Produced in partnership with Charlotte Møller of Brown Rudnick LLP and Claude Brown of Reed Smith 15th May
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Taxation of cryptoassetsThis Practice Note is about the UK tax treatment of cryptoassets, which is used in this Practice Note as a generic term for...
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Produced in partnership with Etienne Wong of Old Square Tax Chambers 15th May
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What is bitcoin?Bitcoin is a digital token that lets you send money to any person in the world to pay for goods and services.It is a transparent,...
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11th May
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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 11th May
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The principal UK requirements on anti-money laundering and know your customer checks—usually referred to as customer due diligence or CDD—at present...
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11th May

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