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  • Extension of SMCR: Duty of responsibility in practice Restricted access

    Webinar

    Submitted: 13 December 2017

    Watch our recent webinar on demand. Gain a practical overview of the duty of responsibility under SMCR, including by reference to existing guidance from the FCA as well as guidance on the senior managers Conduct Rules.

  • Simply the best?

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 13 December 2017

    Declaration granted that defendant reinsurers liable to claimant insurers despite no evidence of reinsurance policy documents. A useful reminder of the application of the best evidence rule, and the operation of the s. 29(5) “acknowledgment of liability” trigger for extending limitation periods.

  • Evolution of benchmarks: Update on UK, EU and Singapore

    Article

    Submitted: 13 December 2017

    Regulatory update on reforming major interest rate benchmarks following the scandals involving the manipulation of financial benchmarks.

  • Is there a limit to international cooperation between law enforcement agencies?

    Article

    Submitted: 13 December 2017

    Recent court filings in the United States reveal that, despite increasingly cooperative relationships between international law enforcement agencies, on occasion this cooperation has its limits.

  • Luxembourg: new circular on access to tax residence certificates for funds (including RAIFs)

    Article

    Submitted: 13 December 2017

    In a positive move for the local fund industry, Luxembourg has clarified that tax residence certificates for the purposes of double tax treaties are available to reserved alternative investment funds (RAIFs) not investing in risk capital.

  • German Regulatory update Restricted access

    Online Learning

    Submitted: 13 December 2017

    Presentation of the ON24 session in which the German Financial Service Team focus on MaRisk Outsourcing, Distribution agreements and New Investment Ordinance.

  • Take a blue sky view: alternative torts to negligence

    Article

    Submitted: 12 December 2017

    When considering a claim (or counterclaim) in tort, many lawyers’ thoughts begin and end with negligence. The law of tort addresses non-contractual civil wrongs of many kinds, however.

  • Settlement with multiple defendants: a note of caution

    Article

    Submitted: 12 December 2017

    When seeking to settle a claim involving multiple defendants (or potential defendants), there are a number of traps for the unwary.

  • Potential liability of regulators

    Article

    Submitted: 12 December 2017

    Although public policy considerations mean that regulators are rarely found liable for performance of their statutory functions, certain circumstances may make liability more likely. In particular, where responsibility has been assumed outside of core regulatory functions.

  • Everybody needs good neighbours: establishing a duty of care in negligence

    Article

    Submitted: 12 December 2017

    Before a negligence action can be brought, it must first be shown that the defendant owes the claimant a duty of care. The law of tort has developed to include a number of different but overlapping tests as to whether and when a duty exists, which the courts have sought to reconcile.

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