In March 2020, HM Treasury published a Consultation (the “Consultation”) on a proposal for an Overseas Fund Regime (the “proposed OFR”), which will establish a new process to allow investment funds domiciled overseas to access the U.K. market, with the objective of replacing the existing regime.
On 11 October 2019, the European Commission published a public consultation document on the review of the BMR (the “Consultation”). The FMLC has submitted a response
The FMLC published a report titled “Issues of Legal Uncertainty Arising in the Context of the Withdrawal of the U.K. from the E.U.–the Provision and Application of Third Country Regimes […]
The U.K.’s accession to the Hague Convention in its own right has not, however, been the panacea for which market participants and HM Government had hoped. A number of questions have arisen regarding the timing of the Convention’s entry into force in the U.K. and its application to exclusive choice-of-court agreements concluded in the period
This paper considers legal uncertainties arising from the changes proposed by the Benchmarks (Amendment and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (the “BMR SI”).
The Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill provides the power to HM Treasury, in the event no deal is agreed between the U.K. and the E.U., to implement and make changes to a category of legislation which the Bill describes as “in-flight”. These are pieces of E.U. financial services