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  • Hedge Fund Vista webinar - 11 July 2018

    Webinar

    Submitted: 11 July 2018

    In this session we discuss SMCR - what hedge fund managers need to know, ESG funds and ERISA constraints, Cayman Islands AML Update - checklist for 30 September deadline.

  • The Global LEI System and Other Unique Identifiers

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 30 June 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.

  • US Court overturns Department of Labor Fiduciary Advice Rule

    Article

    Submitted: 29 June 2018

    The ERISA advice fiduciary rules that were the subject of our Q&A in April 2017 have been overturned by a US Court. The effect of this is that funds can once again accept subscriptions from certain affected ERISA and benefit plan investors without requiring such investors to be “professionally advised”. Investment managers can therefore remove certain representations and restrictions from their funds’ documents.

  • Financial sanctions

    Article

    Submitted: 22 June 2018

    A selection of financial sanctions related guidance and articles of interest.

  • EU blocking statute on Iran-related nuclear sanctions released

    Article

    Submitted: 14 June 2018

    The EU Commission has now "adopted" the much awaited EU blocking statute. What does it do? In short it seeks to provide protection to EU-based companies from engaging in sanctions-compliant business with Iran. It is in effect the EU trying to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive despite the withdrawal by the US. This article highlights the key features of the recent action.

  • Remote control: Public registers of beneficial ownership for offshore companies

    Article

    Submitted: 13 June 2018

    The UK has passed a new law designed to require many companies in its overseas territories, such as the Cayman Islands, to make their beneficial ownership registers publicly available. The law will be fiercely resisted by the overseas territories.

  • Financial Services Alerter - April 2018 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    Issue 123 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • IndInfravit privately goes public in India

    Article

    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    In early May 2018, IndInfravit Trust, an Indian infrastructure investment trust, or InvIT, completed its initial global offering of 314,500,000 trust units, raising gross proceeds of Rs. 31.45bn (approximately US$485m). The offering was only the third by an InvIT under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Infrastructure Investment Trusts) Regulations, 2014, and was the first to be done on a private placement basis, though the units were listed for trading on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange.

  • The fight against financial crime: sanctions

    Article

    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    In this series of articles, we focus on different areas of financial crime, taking an incisive look at current regulation and what we can expect over the course of 2018. In this fifth edition we take a look at sanctions, including the UK's approach to sanctions post-Brexit and the growing divide between US and EU foreign policy.

  • Emergency Arbitrators Versus the Courts: from concurrent jurisdiction to practical considerations

    Article

    Submitted: 22 May 2018

    The 10 November 2017 Dublin International Arbitration Day, organized by Arbitration Ireland, had an entire session devoted to the topic "Interim Measures: Emergency Arbitrators Versus the Courts." Drawing in part from the various issues discussed at the session, in which Philippe Cavalieros, as one of the first appointed International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Emergency Arbitrators, participated, this article focuses more specifically on the issue of concurrent jurisdiction to grant emergency relief.

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