In the past month, we’ve celebrated the holiday season and brought in the new year, but there has been no rest for the wicked...
Brexit, Brexit and financial services, EU referendum and finance

With 2016 just around the corner, talk surrounding the EU referendum within the financial services industry is only continuing to heat up. After the...

JWG analysis. Euromoney’s article, earlier this year, stated that regulatory arbitrage in Africa is growing as banks begin to establish branches across their borders and...

By Sam Tyfield and JWG. While the latest chapter of the Greece tragedy plays out, today ESMA quietly released its final report on draft technical...

By Sam Tyfield, Vedder Price As you will recall: 11 member states of the EU have proposed a FTT using the ‘enhanced cooperation’ procedure; the FTT proposed...

In the past week, two key events have occurred in the EMIR space.  Firstly, ESMA responded to the Commission’s statement of intention not to...

Though it seemed for a while that the US/EU’s ‘path forward’ agreement on substituted compliance might have simplified OTC compliance for the markets, when...

By Sam Tyfield, Vedder Price The EU and the US have a long-standing safe harbour agreement in relation to the protection of personal data transferred...

On 2 September 2013, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published the sixth of its semi-annual comprehensive progress reports on over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives reform, as...

At a recent conference in Switzerland, Scott O’Malia of the CFTC spoke out against his organisation’s approach to cross-border regulation thus far.  The speech,...