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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


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


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"


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


Complaints handling powers and the Human Rights Act
  • Shepherd and 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


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


News updates: employment and the financial services sector August 2016
  • Eversheds
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 10 2016

The FCA and the Bank of England have released statements on Brexit confirming that existing financial regulation will remain in place and that the


BREXIT - Issue III - A legal perspective
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 27 2016

On 23 June 2016, by a relatively close margin (52 to 48), voters in the United Kingdom indicated in a referendum that the UK should leave the


Global Insurance & Regulatory Bulletin - Spring 2016
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 31 2016

On Friday, May 20, 2016, Daniel Tarullo, a member of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System (the “Board”) previewed a conceptual


Brexit: The possible legal implications of a UK withdrawal from the EU
  • Bond Dickinson LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 14 2016

On 23 June 2016 the British people will vote on whether the UK should remain a member of the EU or leave the EU.As our clients would expect, Bond