Commercial and Retail Banking
The Cayman Islands is recognised worldwide as a leading international financial centre, for a variety of reasons such as flexibility, reliability and tax neutrality. This Appleby guide summarises the law and procedures relating to the establishment and operation of trusts in the Cayman Islands.
Law Firm: Appleby | Published: 23 January 2014 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts
This Allen & Overy corporate funding monitor looks at loan, bond and equity issues to non-financial corporates over the past decade to see what impact regulatory pressures, bank deleveraging and the emergence of alternative sources of finance have had on the way companies access funding.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 22 January 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate Financing
This year, the US Securities and Exchange Commission is intent on bringing record numbers of financial reporting cases, and has new tools and resources to enable it to do so. In this briefing, DLA Piper spells out four key points for public companies to be aware of in light of recent developments.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 21 January 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
The China Banking Regulatory Commission has published a consultation draft revision to its measures to regulate the establishment and operation of financial leasing companies. The consultation comes amid financial reform in China to establish a more transparent regulatory system, as Bakers reports.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 21 January 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This regular round-up of financial services regulatory developments from Macfarlanes includes news on new rules for 'non-mainstream pooled investments', the Capital Requirements Regulations 2013, and moves away from the legacy FSA Handbook towards a new Prudential Regulation Authority Rulebook.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 16 January 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
From 12 February, reporting under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) goes live and, broadly, all EEA counterparties to all derivatives transactions will have to report transaction details to a registered trade repository. Travers Smith explains what this will mean in practice.
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 15 January 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This Linklaters briefing summarises some of the expected developments in United Arab Emirates law in 2014, with links to further reading where available. Subjects covered include bank liquidity regulations, potential new Federal law, the newly established Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 14 January 2014 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes
This Linklaters briefing summarises a selection of the major developments in United Arab Emirates law last year, with links to further reading where available. Subjects covered include the new financial free zone in Abu Dhabi, UAE competition law, and real estate registration fees in Dubai.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 14 January 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
HM Treasury has confirmed that consumers will soon be able to use their smartphones to send a picture of a cheque to their bank to pay it in to their account. Eversheds sizes up the the business implications, as well as other recent developments relating to payments across the UK and Europe.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 13 January 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This Linklaters newsletter rounds up key recent developments for UK corporate lawyers, including moves towards mandatory auditor rotation for listed companies, the Financial Reporting Council's corporate governance review, and confirmation from the Court of Appeal on the scope of market abuse rules.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 10 January 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
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