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  • U.S. Iran-related Nuclear Sanctions to be Reimposed

    Article

    Submitted: 13 May 2018

    On 08 May 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that “the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal”, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the JCPOA), and that the “highest level of economic sanctions” will be imposed by the United States on Iran.

  • Legal Headwinds: UK/EU - Quarterly Report - Q2 2018 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 10 May 2018

    The Q2 2018 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to asset managers and financial institutions operating in the UK for the period from 01 April 2018 to 30 June 2018.

  • Emirates Law Business and Practice - Cryptocurrencies: A UAE perspective

    Article

    Submitted: 09 May 2018

    As the use and numbers of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin increase Muneer Khan and Samir Safar-Aly of Simmons & Simmons look at the approach the UAE financial services regulators are taking.

  • Financial Services Alerter - March 2018 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 03 May 2018

    Issue 122 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Hedge Fund Vista webinar - 02 May 2018 Restricted access

    Webinar

    Submitted: 02 May 2018

    In this session we discuss Brexit planning for hedge fund managers, GDPR - the final pieces, and Fund fees and terms: trends in new launches in the US and UK.

  • SEC Regulation outside the US

    Conference

    Event date: 18 June 2018

    We will again be hosting SEC Regulation outside the US on 18-20 June 2018. SEC Regulation outside the US is now in its 21st year and is the only event of its kind to offer delegates a thorough understanding of the complexities and nuances of the legislative processes and how SEC practices can affect your business.

  • The Global LEI System and Other Unique Identifiers

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 31 March 2018 / 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 AEOI update: March 2018

    Article

    Submitted: 29 March 2018

    The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation has re-opened its FATCA and CRS reporting portal and announced changes to its certification and notification forms, including introducing a lower threshold of 10% for the “Controlling Person” definition.

  • Hedge Fund Vista webinar - 28 March 2018 Restricted access

    Webinar

    Submitted: 28 March 2018

    In this session, we discuss GDPR updates to hedge fund documents, HMRC’s increased scrutiny of the “salaried member” provisions for LLPs, the new Securitisation Regulation and its impact on AIFMs, and trends in Irish fund structures and more.

  • OECD Model Mandatory Disclosure Rules for CRS avoidance arrangements

    Article

    Submitted: 22 March 2018

    The OECD has issued model rules to require disclosure by promotors and service providers of schemes to avoid the need for disclosures under the CRS.

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