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CFTC and SEC Chairs seek to apply existing laws and regulations to digital assets

This briefing examines whether any new laws or regulations are necessary to accommodate the new bitcoin futures products or digital assets generally.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 22 November 2017 | Practice Area: Stock Exchange Listing

ECB announces support for fintech bank applicants

On 15 November 2017, the European Central Bank published a newsletter containing an article on how the ECB is dealing with the increasing number of fintech bank applications. This article looks at the newsletter's contents.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 22 November 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Key takeaways from the 2017 SEC Whistleblower Report

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published its 2017 Annual Report to Congress on the Whistleblower Program. This briefing examines its findings in detail.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 November 2017 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

The Islamic finance industry can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for the time being

This article examines the recent judgment handed down by Mr Justice Leggatt in the High Court of London, which had been eagerly awaited by the global sukuk market and the rest of the Islamic finance industry.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 November 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

General Counsel Update, November 2017

This is the latest in HSF's series of general counsel updates, which aim to summarise major developments in key areas.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 21 November 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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NJ Tax Court issues ruling on sales tax sourcing

On November 16, 2017, the Tax Court of New Jersey issued a ruling in Spirit Halloween Superstores, Inc. v. Director, Division of Taxation. This article examines the ruling in detail.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 21 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

FCA confirms reform to the UK IPO process

The new rules are designed to improve the availability of information during the UK IPO process. This briefing examines the proposals.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 21 November 2017 | Practice Area: Stock Exchange Listing

Legal privilege - human right or fraudster's shield?

This article looks at what the recent decisions in Avonwick Holdings Ltd and others v Shlosberg and Leeds v Lemos, mean for trustees.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 21 November 2017 | Practice Area: Art. 8 Human Rights Act

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TechLaw Podcast: The Future of Fintech (Part 2)

The second of this two-part set explores the challenges and risks of digital transformation in the financial sector.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 21 November 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Global protectionism: Are you leaving yourself open?

Protectionism is on the rise and those setting the strategy for their business must ask themselves: are we leaving ourselves open to the risk or prepared for the opportunity?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 20 November 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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