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This Banking & Finance key dates and future developments tracker is intended to be used to track key upcoming developments, dates and horizon scanning for banking and finance lawyers.
Future developments in other practice areas considered relevant to banking and finance lawyers are included in this tracker. Some other practice areas also produce their own trackers.
Please note that this tracker does not cover all consultations relating to financial services regulation (including derivatives and capital markets regulation). Instead, it highlights those which the Banking & Finance team consider to be most relevant to banking and finance practitioners and facility documentation. For comprehensive information on European Union (EU) and US financial services regulatory developments, see Practice Note: Timelines—financial services. This sets out a full list of all timelines produced by the Financial Services team. Those timelines track in detail developments in relation to key EU Directives and Regulations, including the Fourth Money Laundering Directive (MLD4), the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD), the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and the Market in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II).
For detailed information on the recent developments in LIBOR, see Practice Note: LIBOR developments tracker. For Brexit-related developments, see the: Banking & Finance news—Brexit toolkit and for additional Brexit content, see: Brexit toolkit.
This tracker also does not cover cases. For information about the status of cases which are relevant, or
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