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With many legal and regulatory developments still to come in 2014, it is important for financial institutions to consider and understand these changes.
MiFID 2 is likely to have significant consequences in Switzerland, in particular among Swiss banks, securities dealers and independent asset managers.
An unqualified consumer relations officer can only be employed until the 31 July 2014 at the latest.
Following the downing of MH17, the EU has bolstered its stance against Russia and has increased sanctions on the state. However, tougher sanctions are being called for.
There should be a market investigation into the markets for banking services for SMEs and the supply of personal current accounts, according to the CMA.
The Development Bank of Southern Africa was created for accelerating sustainable socio-economic development and improving quality of life.
International retail businesses that have businesses or subsidiaries with banking facilities in Italy should be aware of recent tax changes within the country.
International industrial and manufacturing businesses that have Italian businesses or subsidiaries with banking facilities in Italy should be aware of recent Italian tax changes.
ESMA has notified the European Commission of issues that it has identified regarding the frontloading requirement under Regulation (EU) No 648/2012.
Hong Kong has long been celebrated as a leading international financial centre. However, the regulation of its insurance intermediaries has for a significant time lagged behind.
The AIFMD will soon be fully in force for EU fund managers and for non-EU fund managers marketing their funds into the EU.
On 1 April 2014, the FCA published its research into ‘Consumer Credit and Consumers in Vulnerable Circumstances’ customer segmentation.
On 31 March 2014, 10 days after it published its new guides to supervision, the FCA published its Business Plan and Risk Outlook for the coming year.
Eversheds’ Spotlight briefing includes developments in Italian derivatives case law and an overview of the amendments made to Spain’s insolvency regulation.
Following the 2014 Budget, the Department of Finance published a review of the research and development tax credit regime in Ireland.
The European Commission has responded to a request from ESMA to clarify the definition of ‘financial instruments’ under Directive 2004/39/EC.
Financial services newsletter — trade reporting obligations from 12 February 2014; standard form for EMIR reporting; and more
Eversheds has released the latest version of its financial services newsletter.
The ‘unfair relationship’ concept in respect of credit agreements was introduced into the Consumer Credit Act 1974 on 6 April 2007.
The chancellor has proposed changes to tax reliefs for television programmes and video games that were introduced by the Finance Act 2013.
The continuing development of sanctions against Russian individuals is likely and will have an impact on those engaged in business with Russian counterparties.