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First civil judgment concerning LIBOR manipulation is handed down
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • March 14 2017

The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS) made loans to Property Alliance Group (PAG), a property investment and development business, between the period

Key implications of MiFID 2
  • Charles Russell Speechlys
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 14 2017

MiFID 2 has been on our radar since 2011, but since implementation was delayed, many firms have placed their preparations on hold. With the deadline

Contentious Commentary - March 2017
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

The latest edition of "Contentious Commentary", a newsletter that provides a summary of recent developments in litigation. The newsletter is produced

Standby letters of credit - still the lifeblood of international commerce?
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 14 2017

In 1978 Kerr J famously said that irrevocable obligations assumed by banks are the "lifeblood of international commerce". The accuracy of this

Supreme Court refuses to apply a special jurisdiction rule to the tort of inducing breach of a jurisdiction clause
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • March 9 2017

The Supreme Court has refused to craft a special rule for the tort of inducing a breach of contract where the contractual term which has been

Financial Services Update, Vol. 12, Issue 10
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • March 13 2017

On February 16, 2017, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in In re Motors Liquidation Company sent a clear

Deadline Looms for Regulated Firms to Vary Their Permissions to Comply With MiFID II
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 13 2017

MiFID II comes into effect on 3 January 2018 and brings with it several important changes for regulated firms. Among these changes is an extension of

The Financial Report, March 09 2017, News From Europe
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 9 2017

EBA publishes opinion on transitional arrangements and credit risk adjustments due to the introduction of IFRS 9. The EBA announced that it has

EU regulatory changes affecting derivatives: what's already in force and what's to come
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 21 2016

Five years on from the G20's commitment to implement measures to increase transparency and reduce risk in the derivative markets, there have been

High Court strikes out claims relating to the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 20 2017

In a recent decision, Elite Property Holdings Ltd & Anor v. Barclays Bank plc 2016 EWHC 3294 (QB), the High Court struck out the majority of