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UK budget analysis 2018 – tax highlights

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced the UK Budget on 29 October 2018. This analysis highlights some key UK tax changes that may interest both UK and...

20 November 2018

Intra-EU investment arbitration in 2028: will there be any BITs at all?

Uncertainty surrounds the future of investment arbitration based on investment treaties concluded between Member States of the EU and, in particular, on-going and future investment arbitrations under the...

19 November 2018
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Impact of Criminal Finances Act (‘CFA’) 2017

The Criminal Finances Act (“CFA”) 2017 comes into effect on 30 September 2017. The CFA introduces two new offences which could affect any company with links to...

04 August 2017

Policies to protect whistleblowers in UK branches of Chinese banks

Failures to comply with a bank’s UK regulatory obligations, including a failure to implement whistleblower protections, may lead to reputational damage, fines and licence restrictions for that bank....

26 May 2017

Marketing and other communications with clients under MiFID II

We examine changes to the requirements regarding client communications (including marketing) under MiFID II.

14 December 2016
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FCA proposes tougher rules for retail CFD, FX and spread betting providers

The FCA has published a consultation paper containing proposals to enhance the conduct of business rules for firms providing CFDs to retail clients.

09 December 2016
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Senior management accountability: diverging paths across Europe

A consultation will begin in 2017 on extending the Senior Managers & Certification Regime to all FCA/PRA authorised firms, which includes private equity and venture capital firms

02 December 2016
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Commission proposes a simpler, smarter EMIR

The Commission has published a report on EMIR, suggesting ways in which the regime could be made simpler and more proportionate.

01 December 2016
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MiFID II - increased regulatory burden on all forms of trading venues and trading activities

The new rules are designed to improve transparency, promote competition and improve the overall resilience of markets.

15 November 2016
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MiFID II – client classification, agreements, reporting to clients and telephone taping

We examine various conduct of business obligations for firms when dealing with clients under MiFID II.

10 November 2016
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Equal Pay – can store workers compare themselves with depot staff for equal pay?

Equal pay and the Asda decision: King & Wood Mallesons case update

09 November 2016
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The Disability Gap: government consults on employers' role in keeping disabled people at work

Government consultation and green paper on recruitment and retention of disabled people: King & Wood Mallesons update

08 November 2016
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