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Busting Bitcoin's anonymity - the implications for financial institutions

13 September 2019


A deliberate design feature of Bitcoin is that it enables users to buy or sell anything without revealing their identity. Yet, paradoxically, all Bitcoin transactions are stored publicly and permanently on blockchain. Now, as seen in recent cases, enterprising...

Out of the Toolbox and Ready for Use: Antitrust Arbitration

12 September 2019


For the first time since the passage of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division announced that it will use binding arbitration to resolve a dispositive issue regarding market definition. If successfully...

German draft law clarifies licence requirements for own account trading

12 September 2019


On 5 September 2019, the German Federal Government has proposed an amendment to the German Banking Act (KWG) which clarifies German licence requirements for cross-border own account trading (Eigengeschäft) by non-EEA entities. As such, the proposal is in particular...

The UK Government Technology Innovation Strategy

12 September 2019


The Government has ambitions for the UK to become the world’s most innovative economy and at the forefront of future technologies, but it says that without Government intervention and support from industry, the full economic and societal benefits of technology...

International Regulatory Update 2 – 6 September 2019

10 September 2019


Clifford Chance's International Regulatory Update is a weekly digest of significant regulatory developments affecting banking and investment banking business, drawing on our daily content from our Alerter: Finance Industry service.

UK: Immigration Update - Brexit - September 2019

6 September 2019


On 4 September 2019, the Home Office set out the arrangements that will apply to EU citizens who move to the UK after Brexit, should the UK leave the EU without a deal. These arrangements replace those set out in the policy paper published in January 2...

OFAC Announces Nicaragua Sanctions Regulations

5 September 2019


Further to Executive Order 13851, "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua" and several previously announced sanctions against high-ranking Nicaraguan officials, OFAC announced on September 3, 2019, the Nicaragua...