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Lawyers and accountants - where are the suspicious activity reports?
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 14 2019

2018 was a record year for the submission of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to the National Crime Agency (NCA). 463,938 of these reports -


Crypto-assets present risk of regulatory arbitrage: ESMA
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • European Union
  • January 14 2019

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a report last week on initial coin-offerings and crypto-assets. The report outlines the


Are your financial promotions fair, clear and not misleading?
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2019

Firms carrying on both regulated and unregulated business should take heed of the FCA's latest Dear CEO letter. In its letter, the FCA states that it


Technology high on the FCA's radar for investment managers
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2019

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its Sector Views which provides its annual analysis of the changing financial services landscape


Entrepreneurs’ relief: some light relief
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 10 2019

Christmas may have been and gone, but it is worth reflecting on a festive gift (of sorts) from the Chancellor for individuals who intend to claim


Data subject access requests - a salutary lesson
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 9 2019

The £15,000 fine imposed on a company for failing to comply with a data subject access request (DSAR) is a salutary reminder that (a) the DSAR regime


A greener suitability assessment - European Commission publishes draft Delegated Regulation under MiFID
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • January 8 2019

As part of its action plan on financing sustainable growth (see our previous publication, Sustainable finance: no longer a niche sector?) and


Brexit - the final countdown
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • January 8 2019

An important test of nerve on the path to Brexit (or perhaps not) may arise today. A cross-party group of MPs (including prominent figures such as


Temporary permissions regime notification window opens
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • January 7 2019

In December 2017, the Government announced that in the event of a "no deal" Brexit, it would introduce a temporary permissions regime ("TPR") for


Court could not approve cross-border merger due to problem at pre-certification phase
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 4 2019

The High Court has refused to approve two linked and consecutive cross-border mergers because there was a defect at the