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Financial services update on UK and European regulatory developments
  • Dechert LLP
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 24 2013

The Regulations introduce mandatory clearing of OTC derivatives via one or more central counterparties (clearing houses) which will be authorised by

International regulatory update 12 16 May 2014
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Belgium, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Japan, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 19 2014

The EU Council has formally approved the proposals for a directive on markets in financial instruments repealing Directive 200439EC (MiFID 2) and a

International regulatory update - 3 7 March 2014
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Global, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 10 2014

The EU Council has adopted its position at first reading on the revised Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGS) Directive. This will enable the EU Parliament

ICE announces plans to transition swaps to futures contracts
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • August 3 2012

On July 30, the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) announced that, subject to approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the U.K. Financial Services Authority, all cleared over-the-counter (OTC) products listed on ICE’s OTC energy market will be transitioned to futures products in January 2013

English Court of Appeal interprets the ISDA Master Agreement
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • April 12 2012

Last week the Court of Appeal of England and Wales handed down its decision in four appeals which raise a number of questions of construction in relation to derivatives in the form of interest rate swaps and forward freight agreements documented under the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc. Master Agreement

UK judgment validates ISDA Master Agreement performance suspension provision
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • April 13 2012

Section 2(a)(iii) of every standard International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreement provides in relevant part that a non-defaulting party does not have to perform so long as any event of default or potential event of default is continuing with respect to its counterparty

Rating agency developments
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • August 13 2012

On August 9, Fitch updated its UK mortgage loan assumptions

FSA and SEC hold strategic dialogue meeting
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 21 2011

On 13 October Hector Sants met SEC chairman Mary Schapiro as part of the SEC-FSA Strategic Dialogue sessions established in 2006

Regulation update and other commodities news
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • Argentina, Australia, Canada, USA, Venezuela, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
  • May 15 2012

There she blows!

Financial services quarterly report
  • Dechert LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, European Union, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 22 2012

Until recently, the Kingdom of Bahrain was the only choice for domiciling a collective investment vehicle within the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”