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EBA Publishes Guidance on Securitising Acquired Portfolios

18 September 2019


On 13 September 2019, the European Banking Authority published a long-awaited piece of guidance in relation to the securitisation of acquired portfolios. The Q&A clarifies the obligations of securitisation originators under Article 9 of the EU Securitisation...

Stablecoins: A snapshot of global regulation

18 September 2019


Facebook’s proposed stablecoin, Libra, is dominating the headlines. However, growing interest means increased regulatory and political scrutiny. As digital assets transcend national borders, what does this mean for those interested in issuing or participating...

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...

Green Bond Financing and ESG Issues in Japan

5 September 2019


Encouraging growth in its green bond market is one of Japan's key environmental priorities. The Ministry of the Environment (MoE) is seeking to increase green bond issuances and encourage green investments into Japan. Environment, society and governance (ESG)...

EU Financial Services Legislation Stocktake

3 September 2019


As we look ahead to the start of the new European Commission's term on 1 November, now is a good time to take stock of upcoming implementation challenges for firms under EU financial services legislation, as well as to review possible future legislation. The...

EU financial services horizon scanner

2 September 2019


The horizon scanner identifies and summarises key EU legislative and non-legislative initiatives that are likely to impact firms providing financial services in the EU, grouped thematically. It also sets out projected timelines for the finalisation and implementation...

The Diverted Profits Tax (DPT) – an update

14 August 2019


Part 3 of the Finance Act 2015 (FA 2015) introduced an entirely new tax on cross-border businesses and transactions. Four years later, the diverted profits tax (DPT) remains largely unique amongst national tax codes, with Australia the only other country to have...

The UK Parliament can (probably) block a no-deal Brexit

13 August 2019


The Withdrawal Agreement seems dead in the water, and negotiations between the UK and EU have stalled. The UK Government is determined to leave the EU on 31 October, but could Parliament stop it? The answer appears to be yes – probably. If a majority to...