May 2022

The next instalment of our Beyond Sanctions podcast series is now available to stream and download on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

In this episode, David Harris and Katie Stephen, Co-Heads of our Contentious Financial Services Group in London, discuss some recent developments regarding sanctions enforcement for regulated firms.

For further updates in this area

Tuesday, 7 June, 2022

08:00 – 09:00 BST / 11:00 – 12:00 GST / 15:00 – 16:00 HKT

11:00 – 12:00 EDT / 16:00 – 17:00 BST / 19:00 – 20:00 GST

In this webinar, members of our global financial services team will compare notes on their jurisdiction’s approach to crypto funds. The speakers will

On 30 May 2022, the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) published its new work program, detailing its priorities for the next two years.

The new work program will be undertaken by four work streams and two task forces:

  • Work stream on Supervision – Chaired by

On 30 May 2022, the House of Commons’ Environment Audit Committee issued a call for evidence ‘The financial sector and the UK’s net zero transition’.

The committee invites written submissions addressing any or all of the issues raised in the following terms of reference in relation to decarbonisation initiatives and their impact, by 5

On 27 May 2022, the Amendment Act Financial Markets 2022 (Wijzigingswet financiële markten 2022) (the 2022 Act) was published in the Dutch Government Gazette.

The 2022 Act contains changes to key legislation relevant to the Dutch financial markets, including, but not limited to, the Act on the Financial Supervision (Wet op

On 19 May 2022, the Dutch Minister of Finance (the Minister) published for public consultation a draft legislative proposal of the Amendment Act on the recovery and resolution of insurers (Wijzigingswet herstel en afwikkeling van verzekeraars, the Amendment Act). As also indicated in the legislative letter of the Dutch Central Bank

On 26 May 2022, the FCA published Discussion Paper 22/2 ‘Primary Markets Effectiveness Review: Feedback to the discussion of the purpose of the listing regime and further discussion’ (DP22/2). DP22/2 will be of interest to, among others, listed companies and exchanges or venue operators.

DP22/2 follows the publication of Policy Statement 21/22, which introduced new

On 26 May 2022, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) published its May 2022 Outlook, focusing on the 2022/23 levy forecast.

The FSCS reports that whilst the headline levy number has decreased since its first forecast in November (now forecast at £625m), the amount of compensation it expects to pay customers during 2022/23 is

On 24 May 2022, the European Commission adopted an Implementing Regulation amending the implementing technical standards (ITS) laid down in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/2070 as regards benchmark portfolios, reporting templates and reporting instructions to be applied in the EU for the reporting referred to in Article 78 of Capital Requirements Directive IV (CRD IV).