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  • The Global LEI System and Other Unique Identifiers Restricted access

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 30 June 2017 / Submitted: 10 February 2014

    An overview of the Global LEI System considering some of its practical implications for financial institutions and, in particular, its relationship to the reporting obligations under EMIR including Unique Transaction Identifiers and Unique Product Identifiers.

  • Cayman Islands extends CRS and FATCA registration dates

    Article

    Submitted: 28 June 2017

    The Cayman Islands have extended the FATCA and CRS registration deadline to 31 July 2017 and released revised self-certification forms.

  • Renewal of FFI Agreements required

    Article

    Submitted: 19 June 2017

    Foreign financial institutions (FFIs) with existing FFI agreements with the US Internal Revenue Service are required to renew those agreements by 31 July 2017.

  • BEPS

    Microsite

    Last Reviewed: 13 June 2017 / Submitted: 16 November 2015

    This microsite examines the progress of the OECD’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) to tackle a wide range of international tax issues, including taxation of the digital economy, hybrid instruments and entities, transfer pricing rules, double tax treaties, permanent establishments and country-by-country reporting.

  • Financial Services Alerter - April 2017 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 05 June 2017

    Issue 111 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Financial Services Alerter - March 2017 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 05 June 2017

    Issue 110 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Iran Sanctions Settlement: Messages to take from the recent OFAC ZTE settlement

    Article

    Submitted: 01 June 2017

    The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) entered into a US$ 100,871,266 settlement agreement with Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation (ZTE) to settle its civil liability for alleged violations of US sanctions law applicable to Iran-related transactions.

  • Wannacry cyber attack exposes vulnerability to ransomware; potential issues with cover

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 22 May 2017

    The indiscriminate nature and widespread effects of the Wannacry cyber attack may prompt businesses to review their insurance cover as well as their IT security.

  • Cybersecurity: The commercial realities Restricted access

    Seminar

    Submitted: 18 May 2017

    This session offers an overview of the Cybersecurity market segment, market trends, the threats, the perpetrators, the motivation behind recent high profile cyber-attacks, how are attacks being carried out, what makes these attacks possible and what counter measures should be taken.

  • Recent developments in Debt Capital Markets

    Seminar

    Submitted: 18 May 2017

    We discuss developments in the debt capital markets, including around disclosure standards, comfort letters, market abuse and regulatory capital in European and US transactions. What impact have various new regulations and quantitative easing had on the debt capital markets practice? What challenges lie ahead as a result of Brexit and Capital Markets Union proposals?

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