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US introduces the Sectoral Sanctions Identification List, expands blocking sanctions and export controls

August 2 2014 On 16 July, under the authority of Executive Order ("EO") 13662, which authorises the imposition of sanctions on companies operating within specific…

OFAC revises and clarifies “50% rule”, combines ownership interests of different blocked persons

August 18 2014 On August 13, 2014, the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) revised its published guidance on the so- called "50% Rule"…

Financial sector M&A: draft joint guidelines on changes to acquisitions and increases of qualifying holdings

July 22 2015 On July 3 2015, the three European Supervisory Authorities, (ESMA, EBA and EIOPA) (together, the "ESAs"), published a consultation document on draft…

SEC amends financial responsibility and custody rules

August 9 2013 On July 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") adopted new rules with respect to broker-dealer financial responsibility and custody…

London Stock Exchange introduces T+2 standard settlement period

October 9 2014 On 6 October 2014, the standard settlement period for equities traded in the UK and Ireland was shortened from T+3 (the trade date plus three business…

In review: criminal and regulatory enforcement against companies in France

July 19 2022 The need-to-know legal and practical points surrounding criminal and regulatory enforcement actions against companies in France, including corporate liability regimes, relevant penalties and key features of compliance programmes.

Spotlight: company conduct during criminal and regulatory investigations in France

July 19 2022 This article reviews the key legal and practical considerations for companies subject to criminal and regulatory investigations in France, including self-reporting, internal investigations and whistle-blowers.

Snapshot: insurance claims and coverage in United Kingdom

May 23 2022 This article answers some of the key legal and practical questions surrounding insurance claims and coverage in United Kingdom, including third-party claims, defending a claim, indemnity policies and more.

Q&A: insurance & reinsurance regulation in United Kingdom

May 23 2022 A Q&A guide to the regulation of insurance and reinsurance in United Kingdom, covering company formation and licensing, regulatory agencies and examinations, investment rules, reinsurance agreements and much more.