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ANALYSIS: Hong Kong’s New Legislation to Reform the Regulatory Regime for OTC Derivatives

May 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Financial Services

Hong Kong has now enacted its primary legislation on reform of the over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives market, in line with the agenda set down by the G-20…

ANALYSIS: India’s New Regulatory Regime for Foreign Portfolio Investors

February 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Financial Services

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) notified the SEBI (Foreign Portfolio Investors) Regulations, 2014 (FPI Regulations) on Jan. 7, 2014. This article analyses the salient features of the newly introduced FPI framework…

ANALYSIS: The Extraterritorial Impact of the EU’s OTC Derivatives Regulation on Non-EU Swap Counterparties

January 6, 2014 by  
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The European Securities and Markets Authority recently published its final report on technical standards detailing how the regulation of over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivative contracts in the EU will apply to contracts that are entered into or performed outside the EU or involve at least one counterparty that is not organised under the law of an EU Member State…

ANALYSIS: Five Key Facts About the U.S. SEC’s and CFTC’s Approaches to Regulating Cross-Border Derivatives Activities

January 6, 2014 by  
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U.S. financial regulators have taken significant steps towards implementation of regulations impacting over-the-counter derivatives markets and the scope of their jurisdiction for activity around the world…

Regulating Derivatives Across Borders: The Latest Developments in the United States and the European Union

October 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Financial Services

Recognizing the global nature of derivatives markets, regulators have pressed forward on rulemaking to implement G-20 commitments to lower risk and increase transparency. This article highlights some key compliance considerations on both sides of the Atlantic, while also identifying areas that are still in flux…

ANALYSIS: Regulating Derivatives Across Borders: The Latest Developments in the United States and the European Union

October 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Financial Services

The U.S. CFTC and the European Commission have acknowledged that, notwithstanding coordination between the two on derivatives-related rules, simultaneous application of each other’s requirements could nonetheless lead to conflicts of law and legal uncertainty…

Financial Services Act Takes Effect, Introducing New Regulatory Structure

April 18, 2013 by  
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UK authorities pressed ahead with remaining changes needed to implement the Financial Services Act 2012, under which the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority succeeded the Financial Services Authority…

The New EU Derivatives Rules Go Live: Implications for Counterparties

April 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Financial Services

The EU Regulation on OTC Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories (also known as the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, or EMIR) is now effective…

ANALYSIS: The New EU Derivatives Rules Go Live: Implications for Counterparties

April 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Financial Services

The EU Regulation on OTC Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories (also known as the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, or EMIR) is now effective…

SPECIAL REPORT: EU Financial Services Regulatory Reform Seen Gaining Pace

October 19, 2012 by  
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As EU lawmakers recently reconvened after the summer break, significant headway is now to be made in progressing the EC’s plans to reform the way in which the EU’s financial markets operate and, in consequence, to make them more resilient in the face of future financial turbulence…

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