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Distributed ledger technology: A regulatory conundrum

European Union, United Kingdom - March 2 2018 An increasing awareness among financial regulators of the benefits and risks of distributed ledger technology, such as the blockchain which underpins…

Hamish Patrick

New regime for the contractual rights of Third Parties in Scotland

United Kingdom - February 20 2018 Third party rights are conferred by contracting parties on a person who is not a party to the contract concerned. Such rights have long been…

Joanna Boag-Thomson, Sarah Leslie, Edwin Mustard, Christina Sinclair, Ann Stewart

Goodbye ‘Postal Acceptance’ Rule, Hello ‘Out-of-Office Message’ Rule?

United Kingdom - September 5 2017 Should an automated email message affect when a person becomes legally bound by an agreement concluded by electronic means? That is just one of a…

Andrew Kinnes

The Dana Gas challenge: What lies ahead for the sukuk market?

United Kingdom - August 9 2017 Dana Gas has recently hit the headlines in the Islamic finance markets with its statement that it believes its own sukuk to not be Shariah-compliant…

James Bulpitt, Iain Wishart

HM Treasury publishes feedback on UK’s proposed implementation of PSD2

European Union, United Kingdom - July 24 2017 The European Union's second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) came into force on 13 January 2016 and Member States have until 13 January 2018 to…

Hamish Patrick