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  • Oversight October 2017 - Hong Kong updates its AML regime and refines AEOI requirements

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 20 October 2017

    This Oversight considers two amendment bills that were introduced this year to update Hong Kong's AML regime and the IRD's clarification regarding the business registration requirement for funds.

  • 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.

  • MiFID2/MiFIR Derivatives Newsflash: EU/US "common approach" agreed for derivatives trading venues

    Article

    Submitted: 16 October 2017

    A brief overview of a common approach for the mutual recognition of EU and US derivatives trading venues.

  • The Amsterdam Derivatives Academy Restricted access

    Seminar

    Submitted: 13 October 2017

    ​On 05 October 2017, Simmons & Simmons hosted the 12th edition of the Amsterdam Derivatives Academy. The central aim of the afternoon was to discuss a number of the most topical developments in the derivatives space. The developments were discussed in a number of practical and insightful presentations from the perspectives of various leading market parties.

  • Ontbijtseminar Voorbereiding op geschillenbeslechting Restricted access

    Seminar

    Submitted: 13 October 2017

    Bas Berghuis van Woortman, Johan Polet en Fleur Potter, spraken deze ochtend over alle te nemen stappen in de situatie waarin een onderneming wordt geconfronteerd met een procedure - zowel voor de rechter als ook in arbitrage.

  • The Extension of the Senior Manager & Certification Regime

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    This session looks at the FCA consultation paper on the extension of SMCR, the implications for the wider FCA regulated industry who will now have to implement this and draws on some of the lessons that have been learnt from implementing this throughout the banking industry.

  • VAT, Asset Management and Pensions

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    We look at the latest test cases on VAT exemption for pension fund management, the judgment in the Investment Trusts case, balancing regulatory duty to treat customers fairly vs managing litigation risk, latest case law on scope of VAT exemption for fund management and administration, and latest developments in the Littlewoods compound interest claims’ case.

  • PRIIPs: Do you need a KID for your AIF?

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    This session looks at the EU PRIIPs legislation and its impact on structured products, funds and derivatives.

  • Competition: What’s Next for Financial Services?

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    Session covering recent developments in the EU and UK competition law space for financial institutions. We cover EU and UK enforcement, including FCA competition trends and recent wholesale market studies, the FCA’s developing approach to contentious competition issues, practical guidance on how to identify and mitigate competition law risks in your business and how to keep your business competitive whilst still complying with competition law.

  • The Taxman Cometh

    Seminar

    Submitted: 11 October 2017

    Tax experts from Simmons & Simmons and Seward & Kissel present on key UK and US tax topics for asset managers over the next twelve months. The session is suitable for non-tax specialists as well as in-house tax teams.

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