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  • Financial Services Alerter - July 2017 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 09 August 2017

    Issue 114 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Further AML/CTF obligations relating to Qatar in the UAE Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 08 August 2017

    On 06 August 2017, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (the DFSA) issued a "Dear SEO" letter (issued pursuant to the DIFC Regulatory Law 2004 (as amended)) notifying all DFSA Authorised Firms and Relevant Persons of existing and updated AML/CTF obligations relating to Qatar.

  • Project Finance in the Middle East - A regional overview

    Article

    Submitted: 07 August 2017

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

  • AIG OFAC enforcement decision: Lessons in self-disclosure and cooperation

    Article

    Submitted: 07 August 2017

    The recent AIG OFAC Enforcement Notice (the AIG Notice) provides valuable insight into areas that international insurance and financial services organisations should be mindful of from a sanctions-risk mitigation perspective. The AIG Notice also presents some valuable lessons, in light of OFAC’s Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines on some of the potential benefits of self-disclosure and co-operation.

  • Legal Headwinds: UK/EU - Quarterly Report - Q3 2017 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 01 August 2017

    The Q3 2017 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 July 2017 to 30 September 2017.

  • Financial Services Alerter - June 2017 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 26 July 2017

    Issue 113 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • Financial Services Alerter - May 2017 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 11 July 2017

    Issue 112 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: 30 June 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.

  • Cayman Islands extends CRS and FATCA registration dates

    Article

    Submitted: 28 June 2017

    The Cayman Islands have extended the FATCA and CRS registration deadline to 31 July 2017 and released revised self-certification forms.

  • UAE regulators issue AML/CFT notices relating to Qatar: new reporting obligations for regulated firms Restricted access

    Article

    Submitted: 15 June 2017

    This article covers the reporting obligations for regulated firms in the UAE as a result of the notices.

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