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Private equity fund managers: annual compliance reminders and new developments

Summary of private equity firms’ compliance obligations, discussion of notable developments in 2017, and outlook for 2018.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 27 March 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Derivatives market - 2017 year in review: a summary

A summary of Latham's 2017 resources and thought leadership on the derivatives market.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 26 January 2018 | Practice Area: Financial Services Regulation

CFTC approves exemption from SEF registration requirement for multilateral trading facilities and organized trading facilities authorized within the EU

A deeper look at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's exemption of certain "multilateral" and "organised trading facilities" regulated in the EU.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 25 January 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

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: Taxation

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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: Data Protection and Privacy

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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: Financial Crime and Fraud

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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: Financial Services Regulation

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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

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