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EU Trade Secrets Directive: What Are “Reasonable Steps”?

European Union - February 7 2019 The new European Union (EU) directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful…

Steven Grimes, Shannon T. Murphy

SMR comes into force

United Kingdom - March 11 2016 On 7 March 2016, the Senior Managers Regime (SMR) and the Senior Insurance Managers Regime (SIMR) came into force. On the same day, the FCA and PRA…

Suzanne Labi, Anuj Moudgil, Bibi Sarraf-Yazdi

Tom Hayes denied permission to appeal LIBOR conviction

United Kingdom - March 11 2016 On 8 March 2016, the Court of Appeal denied an application made by Tom Hayes (the former derivatives trader convicted for offences related to the…

Suzanne Labi, Anuj Moudgil, Bibi Sarraf-Yazdi

National Audit Office publishes report on mis-selling

United Kingdom - March 11 2016 On 24 February 2016, the National Audit Office (NAO) published a report on the effectiveness of the current system of redress for misselling…

Suzanne Labi, Anuj Moudgil, Bibi Sarraf-Yazdi

FCA fines W H Ireland Limited and imposes restriction on taking on new clients

United Kingdom - March 11 2016 On 22 February 2016, the FCA issued a final notice against WH Ireland Limited (WHI), a stock broker and wealth manager, imposing a £1.2 million fine…

Suzanne Labi, Anuj Moudgil, Bibi Sarraf-Yazdi