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UK lawmakers’ inquiry into digital currency seeks balance between protecting consumers and stifling innovation

The UK House of Common’s Treasury Committee has launched an inquiry this week into digital currencies and blockchain, the distributed ledger technology which underpins them. The Committee is chaired by Nicky Morgan...

Written on 23 Feb 2018


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Key information documents and the PRIIPs Regulation

In our Winter 2016 Quarterly Funds Update, we set out the new requirement to publish a key information document (KID) to prospective retail investors in investment funds under the Packaged...

Written on 23 Feb 2018


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Changes to CGT rules for UK property held by non-residents

As part of the Autumn Budget 2017, the Chancellor announced plans to bring gains realised by non-residents on the disposal of all UK property within the scope of UK tax....

Written on 23 Feb 2018


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MiFID II | 2018 update

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) was replaced by MiFID II on 3 January 2018, following an extensive period of consultation at both a European and domestic level. The...

Written on 23 Feb 2018


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SMCR regime update: FCA consults on transition regime

The FCA has launched a consultation on the process for all regulated firms to transition to the new Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). The FCA’s aim is to make...

Written on 23 Feb 2018


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Unlocking the UK venture capital market: government measures to support innovative firms and increase independence of UK sector

A raft of recently-announced government measures aim to plug a gap that has been identified in patient capital for innovative businesses. They are also needed to increase the independence of...

Written on 23 Feb 2018


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Amended EuVECA Regulation and EuSEF Regulation in force from 1 March 2018

A number of changes to the EU regulations covering European venture capital funds (EuVECA funds) and European social entrepreneurship funds (EuSEF funds) will be in force from 1 March 2018....

Written on 23 Feb 2018


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Don’t blame the parents: court finds claim against parent company for Nigeria oil leaks “bound to fail”

Large international corporations may face a difficult choice between controlling the risks arising from far-flung subsidiaries and protecting the parent companies from liability, following a Court of Appeal judgment handed...

Written on 20 Feb 2018


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Litigation privilege in internal investigations: is litigation the dominant purpose?

In a judgment reported recently, Sir Geoffrey Vos has given a potentially important judgment on legal professional privilege. He distinguished the present case from the controversial judgment of Andrews J in...

Written on 19 Feb 2018


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