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FCA announces rejection of change of control application
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 26 2016

It is rare for the FCA's objection to a change of control notification to ever become public. Acquirers usually discreetly withdraw their


FX trader fails in third-party rights challenge to FCA
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 18 2016

The Upper Tribunal has rejected the well-publicised complaint by Christopher Ashton that the FCA identified him in two decision notices without


Court of Appeal permits early redemption of Lloyds Banking Group's Enhanced Capital Notes
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 4 2016

In BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services Ltd v LBG Capital No.1 and No. 2 Plc, the Court of Appeal reversed the first instance decision of the High


High Court rejects interest rate swap misselling claim
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 22 2015

In Thornbridge Limited v Barclays Bank PLC the High Court considered a claim for the missale of an interest rate swap based on several different


Legal advice privilege: does it extend to factual information?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 17 2015

The High Court has ruled that legal advice privilege is not restricted to actual legal advice but can extend to factual information exchanged between


Financial Litigation roundup - Winter 2015
  • RPC
  • Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • December 17 2015

The High Court clarified the duties owed by financial institutions when providing regulated investment advice and conducting subsequent reviews of


Bank shareholding in R&D company held not to jeopardise SME tax relief
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 19 2015

On 15 July 2015, in a welcome decision, the First-tier Tribunal (in Monitor Audio Ltd v HMRC) held that, as an "institutional" investor, the presence


Third party rights relating to final notices trump litigation deadlines at the Upper Tribunal
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 3 2015

In its recent decision the Upper Tribunal allowed for a late filing of a reference on third party rights in relation to FCA final notices. Background


Is Titan Steel rusting?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2015

The definition of a 'private person' who can bring a court claim for breach of FCA rules may be extended after a potentially very significant


Is time up for claims against valuers?
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • September 29 2015

Assessing the point at which a cause of action accrues in a claim against a valuer is a difficult task, not least because of the lack of judicial