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Top 20 Legal IT Innovations 2017: what is driving systemic change in the legal industry?

This report looks at 20 of the most significant legal IT innovations of recent years, in an effort to get to the heart of what innovation means for firms and clients by illustrating how new ways of doing things have shaken up a sector that is often characterised as resistant to change.

Law Firm: Legal Week Intelligence | Published: 07 November 2017 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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Suitability of swaps documentation to the blockchain considered by ISDA

On August 3, 2017, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association released a whitepaper that considers whether derivative contracts could operate on a blockchain. This article explains more.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 17 August 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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Europe’s new Market Abuse Regulation: what issuers need to know

The new Market Abuse Regulation, which came into effect throughout the EU in July this year, is one of the most extensive new securities regulations in Europe in recent years. This briefing provides a overview of the new regulation's requirements, particularly those of relevance to a US issuer.

Law Firm: Debevoise & Plimpton | Published: 02 November 2016 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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US-EU Margin Rules Reference Guide

Latham & Watkins lays out the margin requirements for uncleared derivative transactions in a user-friendly comparative table.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 14 September 2016 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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A comparison of the US, EU and Hong Kong margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives

In 2016 we have seen final margin regulations in the US, a proposal from Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and the final draft Regulatory Technical Standards from the European Supervisory Authorities. This briefing looks at the key differences across jurisdictions.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 03 May 2016 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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Brexit and derivatives: the potential legal implications

The UK is important for the global derivatives markets, and London is arguably the leading financial centre for over-the-counter derivatives activity both in the EU and globally. This article aims to highlight some of the areas in which Brexit may impact the derivatives markets.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 20 April 2016 | Practice Area: Structured products

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Brexit: the impact on financial services regulation

Brexit, in whatever form, would have a significant impact on the UK financial services industry. This Allen & Overy paper considers some of the key legal and regulatory issues that firms would need to consider and seeks to analyse their potential impact.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 05 April 2016 | Practice Area: Insurance

Brexit - contingency planning for corporates

A vote to exit the EU in this June's referendum would result in much uncertainty, and many companies with a presence in the UK have begun contingency planning. This briefing covers the issues corporates should be thinking about now, and assess the likely impact of Brexit on aspects of business.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 01 April 2016 | Practice Area: Contract Law

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Financial regulation: emerging themes in 2016 - the age of accountability?

This Berwin Leighton Paisner report offers a comprehensive look at key developments affecting financial regulation for 2016, including the top 10 regulatory issues for insurers, advice on how to survive a regulatory interview, and a calendar setting out the key dates for your diary.

Law Firm: Berwin Leighton Paisner | Published: 28 January 2016 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection

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Dodd-Frank five years on: where are we now? Derivatives regulation for asset managers

More than five years after the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, key derivatives rulemakings are on the horizon which are likely to have further practical implications for investment advisers and the funds that they manage, as this Latham & Watkins briefing explains.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 10 December 2015 | Practice Area: Sales and Asset Finance

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