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Practically every aspect of financial law is regulated and controlled to the highest degree. Not so state insolvency.
Shadow banking is an incredibly complex and complicated subject that regulators themselves still do not know how to tackle.
This paper is a summary checklist of the state of the art about contingency planning for a euro break-up.
Barack Obama has signed an executive order authorising targeted sanctions against persons determined to be contributing to the ongoing situation in Ukraine.
Allen & Overy recently hosted a panel debate on the impact of Shanghai’s free-trade zone at Hong Kong’s China Club.
The Federal Reserve has issued a final rule that will fundamentally change the way in which non-US banks are regulated and supervised in the US.
While much has been written about the Volcker Rule’s restrictions on banking entities, less attention has been paid to its impact on asset managers who are not banking entities subject to the rule.
New legislation reforming the Belgian State Council, the supreme administrative court of Belgium, was published on 3 February 2014.
The Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority is consulting on new rules regarding the marketing of financial products to retail clients.
As the aftermath of the global financial crisis continues to unfold, financial markets regulators have been criticised for missed opportunities to charge senior executives.
The idea behind automatic pension enrolment is simple — all UK workers should be in a good pension scheme unless they actively choose not to be.
Last year was a ground-breaking year. The longevity swap market broke previous records with £8.9bn of liabilities being passed to providers.
Last year was packed with national and international pensions developments. It can be difficult for corporate multinationals to keep track of shifting landscapes.
This is the first ruling of this type on article 5(3) in the context of antitrust damages actions and will aid the establishment of English jurisdiction for such claims.
Prioritisation and globalisation drive higher fine totals from fewer investigations.
Allen & Overy has reported that across seven major jurisdictions selected for its Global Cartel Enforcement 2013 Year in Review, cartel fines handed down in 2013 totalled €3.1bn.
US federal regulators have voted to approve the final Volcker Rule, which imposes restrictions on banking entities’ ability to engage in proprietary trading.
Derivative Services will host a webinar entitled ‘Navigating cross-border transfer restrictions when transferring data to foreign law enforcement authorities, regulators and courts.’...
Federal regulators have voted to approve the ‘Volcker Rule’, more than two years after the rule’s proposal in 2011.
In March 2013 the European Commission consulted on proposals to simplify procedures under the EU merger regulation.