The Law Commission has undertaken to review the law of England and Wales and consider reforms to ensure that the law can accommodate digital assets. As a first step, it […]
The Law Commission has launched a Consultation to ascertain the topics which might constitute its 14th Programme of Law Reform. The Law Commission undertakes this public consultation with a view to submitting to the Lord Chancellor a draft Programme of Law […]
this response to the FCA’s Consultation on its new powers over the use of critical benchmarks, the FMLC has highlighted uncertainties in relation to the BMR generally, which in turn lead to confusion regarding the new powers and the difficulties in defining the “tough legacy” contracts in relation to which the FCA may use its new powers.
The Working Group has noted with interest the appointment by HM Treasury of an independent panel to review the operation of the legislation relating to ring-fencing and the publication of a Call for Evidence. As the Working Group has only just been established, its work has not progressed sufficiently so as to respond to the Call for Evidence. A letter was instead sent to the Independent Review Panel drawing attention to the Working Group’s remit and proposed output.
The FMLC has submitted a response drawing attention to previous FMLC papers on “possession” and “control”, written in 2010 and 2012, which highlight the serious issues of legal uncertainty and material difficulties arising from the definitions of “possession” and “control”.
The FMLC has submitted a response drawing attention to legal uncertainties which have arisen owing to developments in the business, technological and regulatory environment since the last review of the SFD in 2008/2009.
On 3 February 2021, HM Treasury announced that the U.K. would become a member of the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF). The FMLC understands that the IPSF is a […]
Together with the European Financial Markets Lawyers Group (the “EFMLG”)—a group of senior legal experts from the EU banking sector, hosted by the European Central Bank, dedicated to making analysis […]
The FMLC has also drawn attention to the possible overlap of the new regime for stablecoins with the existing regime under the E-Money Regulations.
The Committee has expressed the view that safe-harbour legislation would address the worst-case risks of frustration, avoidance or force majeure termination which, although they may have only a small chance of crystallising, would be potentially significant in their impact owing to the systemic importance of market standard terms.