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Six years after the height of the financial crisis, managing regulatory risk remains the main preoccupation of banks — and it’s set to stay that way for some time.
Africa may ultimately prove to have benefited from the global financial crisis.
A new regulation establishing a European account preservation order will be applied by participating member state courts from 18 January 2017.
The Volcker Rule took effect on 21 July 2014, but the Federal Reserve thoughtfully extended the initial compliance deadline by one year — to 21 July 2015.
The German bank restructuring and resolution regime is approaching its ‘home stretch’.
A new Luxembourg act on the immobilisation of bearer shares and units was published in the Luxembourg Official Gazette on 14 August 2014.
US banking regulators in recent weeks have given sustained attention to brewing problems they observe in banks’ weakening lending standards.
The Global Law Intelligence Unit is a faculty of expert Allen & Overy lawyers dedicated to cross-border law and to helping solve the puzzles of multi-jurisdictional law.
The OFAC has imposed a new set of ‘sectoral sanctions’ against two Russian energy firms and two Russian banks pursuant to Executive Order 13662.
High Court allows application for permission to bring judicial review proceedings relating to the jurisdiction of the FOS
Sarah Hitchins considers the High Court’s decision to allow an application for permission to bring judicial review proceedings relating to the jurisdiction of the FOS.
The late, great Ken Wolstenholme, if asked about the House of Commons Treasury Committee Report on Private Finance 21, could well say the same for PF2.
This report considers the FCA’s decision to fine Invesco Perpetual for failings relating to fund management and for exposing investors to high levels of risk.
HM Treasury is set to undertake a review of the enforcement decision-making processes for the FCA and the PRA.
This e-alert provides an update on the US and EU sanctions as discussed in previous Allen & Overy e-alerts.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has decided that the UK’s legal claim in relation to the financial transaction tax was admissible, but premature.
Asset managers continue to face significant regulatory challenges and 2014 marks the first full year of operation for many new regulations.
Barack Obama has signed an executive order authorising targeted sanctions against individuals determined to be connected with the ongoing situation in Ukraine.
On 10 March 2014, the draft law implementing the Alternative Investment Funds Managers Directive 2011/61/EU (AIFMD) was submitted to Belgian parliament.
The purpose of this brief note is to help market participants make contingency plans where the political crisis involving Ukraine results in sanctions and embargoes.
This note contains a brief commentary on some of the main legal terms in international debt issues of or guaranteed by Ukraine.