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EMIR nears the finish line

European Union - August 16 2012 EMIR enters into force today, 16 August 2012, with the final text (formally known as Regulation (EU) No 6482012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on OTC Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories), published on 27 July 2012 in the Official Journal of the European Union....

Dina Albagli, Karen Anderson, Nick May, Shoshana Wainer.

PRIPs: Proposed regulation on pre-sale disclosures for packaged retail investment products interaction with RDR and MiFID II (30 July 2012)

United Kingdom - July 30 2012 The European Commission has now published its final proposal for a Regulation on mandatory pre-sale disclosures for Packaged Retail Investment Products....

Karen Anderson, Christine Astaniou, Clive Cunningham.

Sanctioning directors of failed banks

United Kingdom - July 9 2012 HM Treasury is seeking comments on whether the Financial Services Bill should introduce a “rebuttable presumption” that the director of a failed bank is not suitable to be approved by the regulator to hold a position as a senior executive in a bank....

Jenny Stainsby, Karen Anderson, Clive Cunningham, Nikunj Kiri.

Market abuse: ECJ holds in Daimler case that steps preceding a decision may constitute inside information

European Union - June 29 2012 In its judgment in the case of Markus Geltl v Daimler AG C-1911 yesterday, the European Court of Justice provided clarification on the requirement that information must be "of a precise nature" to be "inside information"....

Jenny Stainsby, Karen Anderson, Susannah Cogman, Clive Cunningham, Nikunj Kiri.

FSA confirms bans on product provider payments to platforms and all product charge cash rebates

United Kingdom - June 28 2012 The rules will come into force on 31 December 2013...

Karen Anderson, Christine Astaniou, Clive Cunningham.