On 1 May 2024, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gambling Commission. The MoU establishes a framework for cooperation, coordination and information sharing between the Gambling Commission and the FCA. It sets out broad principles for collaboration and the legal framework governing the sharing


Following the unprecedented levels of sanctions activity in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has resulted in companies dealing with the most significant and complex sanctions regimes across multiple jurisdictions, authorities in the US, UK and EU are now turning their attention to enforcement of those sanctions.

Sanctions authorities have indicated that they

On 13 September 2023, the European Commission published an initiative setting out a draft Delegated Directive that will amend the thresholds in the Accounting Directive for determining the size category of a company to account for the impact of inflation. Since 2013, the size thresholds have remained unchanged. An increase will result in micro, small

To all of our global readers we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We will resume posting material following the festive period on 9 January 2023 although if there are any significant developments we will endeavour to provide an update.

On 29 November 2022, the FCA published a speech by Emily Shepperd, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Authorisations, titled ‘From zeros to heroes: how culture in financial services can change for everyone’s benefit’. The speech was given at City and Financial Global’s 8th annual culture and conduct forum for the financial services