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Saudi Arabia warns that cryptocurrencies are illegal in the kingdom
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Saudi Arabia
  • August 15 2018

A governmental committee of Saudi Arabian regulators has issued a statement warning that virtual currencies are illegal in the kingdom...

OFAC targets facilitators of illicit North Korean financial transactions; Russian bank sanctioned
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2018

On August 3, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced its decision to sanction a Russian bank, pursuant to

Iran sets up an alternative foreign exchange market
  • Sabeti & Khatami LLP
  • Iran
  • July 31 2018

In April 2018, in a major change in Iran's foreign exchange policy, the government moved away from a dual exchange rate regime (which included a

Limited FX License for Securities Companies in Thailand
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Thailand
  • June 30 2018

Securities companies have been prohibited from buying, selling, or exchanging foreign currency directly with its clients as they were not permitted to

Fintech in Brazil
  • Veirano Advogados
  • Brazil, Global
  • June 25 2018

A structured guide to Fintech in Brazil

6 Key Takeaways: The Importance of Insurance for Fintech Companies
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2018

Fintech companies must consider insurance as an important and valuable asset to protect against loss...

Fourth Circuit Upholds Bank’s Disclaimer of Liability
  • FisherBroyles LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2018

Banks regularly enter into commercial relationships with their customers such as opening new depository accounts. These relationships are often

Variation margin requirements for physically settled FX forwards EMIR update
  • White & Case LLP
  • European Union
  • June 1 2018

On 24 November 2017, the European Supervisory Authorities ("ESAs") issued a statement28 on the variation margin requirements in respect of physically

What to amend in the Amendments to the Foreign Exchange Operations Act in Serbia?
  • Samardžić, Oreški & Grbović Law Firm
  • Serbia, European Union
  • May 22 2018

The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia has on 20 April 2018 adopted amendments to the Foreign Exchange Operations Act (“FEXO”) in order to

Global Investment Bank Fined US $110 Million for FX Trading by Federal and NY Regulators
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2018

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. agreed to pay a combined fine of US $110 million to the Federal Reserve Board and the New York Department of Financial