Regulatory and compliance


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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Unexplained Wealth Orders: the government’s new tool against McMafia?

The new unexplained wealth order (UWO) regime came into force on 31 January 2018, and on 1 February 2018, the government published Circular 003/2018 to, “raise awareness and a basic...

Written on 5 Feb 2018


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Regulatory Outlook | Advertising and Marketing | January 2018

Current issues Gender stereotyping in advertising The Advertising Standards Authority has published its report on gender stereotypes in advertising. The report concludes that new rules should be brought in to...

Written on 19 Jan 2018


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Regulatory Outlook | Anti-bribery, Corruption and Financial Crime | January 2018

Current issues New look SFO A new Director will be in place in April 2018, replacing David Green CB QC, and the agency will now be subject to “direction” from...

Written on 19 Jan 2018


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Regulatory Outlook | Competition | January 2018

Current issues Lawfulness of restricting resellers from selling luxury and technical products on online market places The long awaited Coty decision was handed down on 6 December 2017. The decision...

Written on 19 Jan 2018


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Regulatory Outlook | Consumer Finance | January 2018

Current issues Brexit The FCA plans to look at whether there is a need to introduce a new “duty of care” for all regulated firms. In other words, it will...

Written on 19 Jan 2018


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