This virtual meeting of the Securities Markets Scoping Forum was moderated by Carolyn Jackson of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Forum members discussed the share trading obligation under MiFID II and […]
This paper, although a departure from the Committee’s usual approach, is intended to survey the uncertainties in the context of LIBOR transition and the steps being taken by authorities around the world so as to draw attention to any residual issues.
The Ministry of Justice is consulting on whether to extend the power to other courts and tribunals and, if so, which test should be applied and factors considered in any decision by a court or tribunal to depart from retained E.U. case law.
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.
In June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to withdraw from the European Union, commencing a period of political and legal uncertainty as both parties began to plan for the disentanglement […]
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
In an article for Butterworth’s Journal of International Banking and Finance Law, Dr Perkins and Venessa Parekh, Research Manager at the FMLC Secretariat, examine the progress made in the preparation for the U.K.’s withdrawal from the E.U. in the three years since the referendum.
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”).