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A summary of major developments in key areas - general counsel update - July 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • July 15 2014

Legislation, in the form of a Regulation and Directive, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union which will substantially


This week at the UK regulators
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2014

In a week without concluded enforcement developments, the spotlight has been on the FCA with the publication of the report setting out the findings of


General counsel update September 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, China, European Union
  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration


Complaints handling powers and the Human Rights Act
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 3 2008

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) was established under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) in order to resolve certain types of disputes between firms and their retail clients in a relatively fast, informal and independent process


General Counsel Update - November 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, Indonesia, United Kingdom
  • November 29 2013

A round up of key legal and regulatory developments


General counsel update: 31 May 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Argentina, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
  • May 31 2012

This is the twenty-ninth in our series of General Counsel Updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas


FSA consults on pension risk and ICAS
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • February 18 2011

FSA is consulting on guidance on the approach regulated firms should take when working out their capital requirements in relation to defined benefit schemes they operate for the benefit of current and former employees


New UK authorised fund regime for tax transparent vehicles
  • Dechert LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 1 2010

On 23 November 2010, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury announced that the Government intends to launch a new authorised fund regime for tax transparent vehicles, in order to take advantage of the master-feeder fund structure across the EU, which is a key feature of the UCITS IV Directive, and for use as a preferred structure for cross-border pooling of pension funds, and possibly also for life insurance funds


Revising the UK remuneration code: considerations for investment managers
  • Dechert LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2010

The United Kingdom Financial Services Authority (the "FSA") issued a consultation paper on 29 July 2010 proposing revisions to its remuneration code (the "Code"


Financial Regulatory Developments 25 July - Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2014

FCA has: published the results of its thematic review into offers of enhanced transfer values (ETVs) when financial advisers try to persuade