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  • Project Finance in the Middle East - A regional overview

    Article

    Submitted: 18 May 2018

    ​An overview of the trends, challenges​ and legal and regulatory changes in the Middle East.

  • DFSA Phase 2 Consultation on AML, CTF and Sanctions - Deadline approaches

    Article

    Submitted: 15 May 2018

    On 18 April 2018, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (the DFSA) issued Consultation Paper No. 120 on proposed changes to the DFSA’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) and Sanctions Regime. This article explores some of the key proposed changes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Financial Services Alerter - February 2018 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 21 March 2018

    Issue 121 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • OECD Interim Report on the tax challenges arising from digitalisation

    Article

    Submitted: 20 March 2018

    The OECD’s Interim Report on the tax challenges of the digital economy highlights the broad disagreement amongst its members as to whether there is a need for fundamental changes to the international tax rules allocating taxing rights in relation to digitalised business models.

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