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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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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 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 9th Nov
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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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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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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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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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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an overview of the transaction reporting requirements that existed under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive...
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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 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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What is a 'capital call facility'?A capital call facility is a form of finance provided by a lender to a fund and typically secured against investors’...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Olds of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton 25th Nov
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Unitranche facilities have become one of the main financing options available to both financial sponsor-backed and non sponsor-backed borrowers in the...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Federman 25th Nov
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Introduction to musharaka—a profit and loss sharing instrument of Islamic financeA fundamental principle of Islamic finance is that of ‘no profit...
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Produced in partnership with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 25th Nov
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Shari’ah compliant or Islamic finance is a form of financing based on principles of and prohibitions under Shari’ah or Islamic law. These principles...
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25th Nov
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Key features•This structure is also known as a forward sale agreement and involves the Islamic Financial Institution (IFI) purchasing goods on behalf...
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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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Key elements of bai salamAs discussed in more detail in the Practice Note: The structure and required elements of a bai salam transaction, in...
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Produced in partnership with Trowers & Hamlins LLP 25th Nov
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This Practice Note discusses Term Loan B (TLB) facilities which frequently appear as a tranche of senior facilities in syndicated loans in leveraged...
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Produced in partnership with Carlo de Vito Piscicelli of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 25th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the key differences between conventional bonds and sukuk, or trust certificates as they are otherwise known, (the Sukuk)....
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Produced in partnership with Dentons LLP 25th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an overview of the key considerations that an Obligor should take into account in selecting an appropriate structure for...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons LLP 25th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains information on subjects potentially impacted by the government and regulators' responses to the...
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Introduction—transactional Islamic financeThere are a number of different opinions and principles iterated by Shari’ah board members when interpreting...
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Produced in partnership with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 25th Nov
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A Shari’ah compliant leasing agreement takes the form of an ijarah which can either be akin to an operating lease, whereby the asset is returned to...
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Produced in partnership with Hogan Lovells International LLP 25th Nov
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IntroductionShari'ah (also Sharia, Shariah or Shari’a) (literally, in Arabic, 'the path towards the watering place') or Islamic law is the legal...
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25th Nov
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Key features•This is the equivalent of leasing in an Islamic finance structure and is a contract under which the owner (lessor) purchases an asset and...
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Key features•This is a form of project finance used to fund the manufacturing of goods or assets that are not yet in existence. It is most commonly...
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When the murabaha structure was being developed for use in the UK, practitioners understood that the structure's novelty would produce a degree of...
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Produced in partnership with King & Spalding 25th Nov
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Murabaha is both one of the most widely used and controversial Islamic finance techniques. Murabaha (often referred to as ‘cost plus profit...
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Produced in partnership with King & Spalding 25th Nov

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