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12 July 2019
The French "loi Pacte", enacted in May 2019, introduced a comprehensive new regulatory framework for digital assets in France reflecting the strong support of the French regulators and government for innovation through the creation of legal regimes for...
9 May 2019
The UK's withdrawal from the EU has been delayed, potentially until the end of October. How does this affect the risk of a 'No Deal' Brexit, the future relationship and our political landscape? This briefing reviews recent developments, explains key...
29 March 2019
The UK government has failed to secure the approval by the House of Commons of the Withdrawal Agreement on its third attempt (though the previous two included the Political Declaration). The UK will now leave the EU with "no deal" on 12 April 2019 unless...
28 January 2019
The UK is due to leave the EU in just two months, and there is no clarity about whether an orderly withdrawal is possible. The EU has begun preparations for a 'No Deal' outcome, where the UK would leave the EU on 29 March 2019 and become a third country...
23 November 2018
The UK and the EU have released a draft Political Declaration on the future relationship between them. This follows the provisionally agreed draft Withdrawal Agreement published on 14 November 2018. This briefing considers the contents and implications of the...
15 November 2018
The French government is implementing changes to allow UK firms operating in banking and finance to continue their activities in France in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and to ensure that French firms will still be able to work with UK entities under...
The Fifth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive - The new trust registration requirement and what it means for business
25 June 2018
The new EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD5) will require trustees of express trusts to register information on the beneficial ownership of the trust in a central national register. In a major change from the current rules, the new rules will apply to all...
11 January 2018
France endeavours to take the lead in financial innovation by becoming the first country to introduce a legal framework for the use of blockchain technology for the transmission and representation of unlisted securities.
5 January 2018
The European Commission has published a proposal for the overhaul of the prudential regime for EU investment firms: i.e. regulated firms carrying on securities and derivatives business. This will have significant impacts on such firms' individual prudential...
10 October 2017
On 4 October, the French government issued the ordinance N°2017-1432 (the "Ordinance"). The Ordinance contains diverse provisions that aim to improve the legal framework applicable the French securitisation and debt funds. It constitutes also a new...