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Brexit - what does the transition agreement mean?

23 March 2018


On Friday 23 March 2018, the EU announced that agreement in principle had been reached on a transition (or 'implementation') period running from the UK's withdrawal from the EU on 29 March 2019 to the end of 2020, during which the UK would retain access...

The UK's approach to Brexit transition

23 February 2018


The UK government has issued a response to the EU's proposals on how any transition period should apply. For the most part, the texts are broadly aligned. The UK government's text builds on the draft text in the European Commission's position paper...


22 December 2017


The PRIIPS Regulation comes into effect on 1 January 2018. This short Q&A summary addresses some of the key questions in the debt capital markets arising from the Regulation, including: ·         What is a PRIIP? ·        ...

Capital Pool Companies in Namibia and Botswana

14 December 2017


Overseas project sponsors and investors looking for opportunities in Namibia and Botswana may be unaware of the availability of capital pool companies which can be utilised to procure local equity for co-investment in infrastructure projects.

Brexit: sufficient progress, but to where?

8 December 2017


"Sufficient progress" has been declared. The UK-EU announcement on 8 December 2017 marks a significant step, and one that the UK government was under huge pressure to make. The guarantee of no border checks between the Republic of Ireland and Northern...


23 August 2017


虽然伦敦银行间同业拆借利率(LIBOR)作为金融市场基准利率已逾三十载,但自从英国金融服务监管局(FSA)2012年对LIBOR操纵丑闻展开调查(即“Wheatley Review”)以来,LIBOR始终面临压力。英国金融行为监管局(FCA)首席执行官Andrew Bailey最近于7月27日发表了讲话[1] ,预示LIBOR可能终将谢幕。市场主体需要未雨绸缪,应对LIBOR可能在2021年底后终止公布。本文将讨论这一问题的成因,并评估其对市场主体实践操作及文本层面的影响

LIBOR - the beginning of the end?

28 July 2017


Although a bedrock of the financial markets for over 30 years, LIBOR has been under pressure ever since the Wheatley Review, and a speech by Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority on 27 July heralds its potential demise. Market...

Too Big To Fail? Details of Hong Kong's New Resolution Regime

6 July 2017


When the Financial Institutions (Resolution) Ordinance (FIRO) and the Financial Institutions (Resolution) (Protected Arrangements) Regulation becomes effective on 7 July 2017, the landscape in Hong Kong for the recovery and resolution of financial institutions...