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  • Abu Dhabi regulator issues guidance on initial coin offerings and virtual currencies

    Article

    Submitted: 18 October 2017

    Raza Rizvi and Neil Westwood consider the new guidance from the ADGM’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority on the use of virtual tokens and currencies.

  • Getting the Deal Through: Telecoms and Media 2017

    Article

    Submitted: 13 October 2017

    Our international TMT experts contributed to the Getting the Deal Through: Telecoms and Media 2017 which answers the key legal and regulatory questions that arise for TMT businesses across multiple jurisdictions.

  • Demystifying Commodity Finance

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    The term commodity finance covers a multitude of products offered both by banks and, increasingly, by non-bank financial institutions. This session seeks to demystify what is meant by commodity finance by providing an overview of some of the most commonly used products in the market and exploring the legal and practical considerations that need to be taken into account when structuring and negotiating commodity finance transactions.

  • Asset Management in the Middle East

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    A presentation on the asset management sector in the Middle East, including an overview of customary investment structures and related Sharia structuring considerations, the options for establishing an investment management presence and the impact of recent developments in the laws relating to the financial promotion of investments.

  • Cybersecurity: Threats from Suppliers, Partners and Professional Advisors

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    Cybersecurity often starts and ends with a business’s own defences. This session looks at the critical threat posed by third parties - outsourcing, partners and professional advisors - and consider the key liabilities that may arise and practical steps which might mitigate the threat.

  • Hot Topics for Hedge Funds

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    This session looks at current hot topics for the hedge fund industry.

  • SRD - Standard Repackaging Documentation

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    We look at the impact of the Standard Repackaging Documentation project on the repackaging market and Stage III development.

  • Financing the next Industrial Revolution: What is in it for you?

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    This session covers capital reallocation from brown to green energy, who’s investing in what and where, and corporates becoming active participants in the energy market.

  • Initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency: The Wild West of financing?

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    The world of start-up financing has been turbo-charged in the last 18 months through the emergence of “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) - cryptocurrency-enabled financing schemes which across the world have raised billions of dollars in cash in a very short period of time. This session covers the short history of ICOs, the legal issues surrounding them, and asks whether there is a place for legitimate ICOs in the future.

  • The Global LEI System and Other Unique Identifiers

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 30 September 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.

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