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International Funds Legal Update | 16 November 2023

Venture Capital Investment Compact, FSCS coverage for LTAFs, and funds tokenisation
Financial Services

New rules on marketing cryptoassets in the UK suffer teething issues

Regulator warns firms on compliance, flags common problems with crypto financial promotions, and issues guidance
Regulatory Outlook

Fintech, Digital Assets, Payments and Consumer Credit | UK Regulatory Outlook October 2023

New rules on marketing cryptoassets to UK consumers now in force | Payment service contract termination rule changes | FCA
Financial Services

What is the impact of the recast EU Transfer of Funds Regulation on crypto-assets transfers?

The recast regulation extends the application of the Travel Rule to transfers of crypto-assets in a significant step in the
Financial Services

What are the EU's white paper requirements in MiCAR and do they apply to Bitcoin?

The ground-breaking Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation will apply across the EU, but what will its impact be on established crypto-assets?
Sanctions, ownership and related issues

UK OFSI issues first 'disclosure notice' censuring sanctions breach

Decision provides guidance on compliance as Financial Conduct Authority issues its own sanctions-compliance findings

Electronic Trade Documents Act paves way for digitalised trade in the UK

A new era of paperless international trade could enhance the UK economy by £1bn over the next decade, says government

Singapore’s central bank finalises regulatory approach to stablecoins

The regulations target issuers and intermediaries in Singapore and systemic stablecoin arrangement entities

Cryptocurrency tokens: should they be treated as a 'security' based on manner of sale?

A Singapore view on XRP and LUNA-UST tokens following two US judgments on Securities and Exchange Commission cases
Financial Services

Singapore proposes regulation for digital payment token services

Asset segregation, lending and staking, and incentive restrictions are the main reforms raised in a recent MAS paper

Exploring the EU MiCAR crypto-asset transfer service

The new EU rules specify 10 crypto-asset services and our MiCAR 'deep dive' series opens with a look at transfer

Law Commission report positions UK as a centre for digital asset disputes

Long-awaited paper identifies the strength of English common law in addressing legal issues arising from digital assets