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  • The DFSA issues a General Investor Statement on Cryptocurrencies


    Submitted: 19 September 2017

    The Dubai Financial Services Authority (the DFSA) has issued a "General Investor Statement on Cryptocurrencies" on 13 September 2017, warning potential investors about the risks associated with such investments. This article provides an introduction to the issues raised, as well as recent statements or edicts of a number of other financial services regulators on cryptocurrencies.

  • Class Action and Collective Redress


    Last Reviewed: 14 September 2017 / Submitted: 12 January 2016

    Our Class Actions guide considers procedures for and issues relating to class actions, or in most instances more accurately "collective redress" mechanisms, in a number of jurisdictions around the world.

  • Financial Services Alerter - August 2017 developments


    Submitted: 11 September 2017

    Issue 115 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Seward & Kissel briefing: SEC’s amendments to Form ADV and Advisers Act


    Submitted: 05 September 2017

    Seward & Kissel’s Memorandum looks at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recent amendments to Form ADV and the Investment Advisers Act 1940 (the Advisers Act) which come into force on 01 October 2017.

  • CETA to boost M&A


    Submitted: 04 September 2017

    The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will come into preliminary effect on 21 September 2017. CETA will eliminate 98% of the EU tariffs.

  • Cross-border jurisdiction problematic when it comes to privilege


    Submitted: 01 September 2017

    Parties need to beware major differences of approach between jurisdictions as to how the courts will approach legal professional privilege.

  • Emirates Law Business and Practice: Fighting bribery and corruption


    Submitted: 21 August 2017

    Muneer Khan and Samir Safar-Aly consider the UAE’s Federal anti-bribery and corruption laws, the organisations that enforce them and insights into developments in the US and UK.

  • Financial Services Alerter - July 2017 developments


    Submitted: 09 August 2017

    Issue 114 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • AIG OFAC enforcement decision: Lessons in self-disclosure and cooperation


    Submitted: 07 August 2017

    The recent AIG OFAC Enforcement Notice (the AIG Notice) provides valuable insight into areas that international insurance and financial services organisations should be mindful of from a sanctions-risk mitigation perspective. The AIG Notice also presents some valuable lessons, in light of OFAC’s Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines on some of the potential benefits of self-disclosure and co-operation.

  • Renewal of FFI Agreements required


    Last Reviewed: 04 August 2017 / Submitted: 19 June 2017

    Foreign financial institutions (FFIs) with existing FFI agreements with the US Internal Revenue Service have been given an extended deadline until 24 October 2017 to renew those agreements.

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