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Emissions Trading: EU And UK Seek To Mitigate Brexit 'Cliff Edge'

9 November 2017

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EU Institutions and the UK Government have made separate proposals in relation to the EU Emissions Trading System for dealing with the immediate consequences of the UK leaving the EU in March 2019 and minimising the impact of a "cliff edge departure". ...

Greening the Financial System

8 November 2017

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The need to mobilise green, climate smart, environmentally friendly financing is racing at speed up the agenda of regulators, governments and the institutional investor and financial communities globally. Whilst the commitment in the Paris Agreement to hold global...

Blockchain, Trade Finance and Sanctions issues

6 November 2017

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Blockchain is the technology that underpins digital currencies such as Bitcoin – but it has far wider applications and is being used in a growing number of areas. The blockchain has the potential drastically to alter the global financial system.Trade finance...

European Commission takes aim at UK CFC tax regime

1 November 2017

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The European Commission has opened an in-depth State aid probe into the group financing exemption under the UK's Controlled Foreign Companies (CFC) rules. An adverse finding at the end of the investigation, even if after the date of Brexit, could lead to the...

EU financial services horizon scanner

31 October 2017

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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 EU (Withdrawal) Bill in October - Amendments and Delays

31 October 2017

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The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is shaping up to be one of the most controversial pieces of UK legislation in recent memory, with over 400 amendments and new clauses proposed by MPs so far. Our briefing of 29 September 2017 looked at the amendments to the...

A Brexit transition period - wasting asset or business necessity?

26 October 2017

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The UK is due to leave the EU in March 2019 and it is now just over a month since Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister, sought to give new momentum to the Brexit negotiations and talked in Florence about the need for an implementation period so that businesses and...