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  • House of Commons Treasury Select Committee Report on Crypto-Assets

    24/09/2018
    In February 2018, the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee (“TSC”) issued an inquiry into digital currencies. The initial inquiry sought to examine the role of digital currencies in the UK, including the opportunities and risks that digital currencies may bring to consumers, businesses and the Government. Another aim of ...
  • Brexit update for financial services firms - week ending 14 September 2018

    18/09/2018
    The week in outline: The UK Government (HMG) published a second batch of 28 technical papers describing the impact of a “no deal” scenario (see one of those papers in document 3 below). The paper on financial services was published in the first batch and was reviewed in our update ...
  • Brexit update for financial services firms - week ending 7 September 2018

    12/09/2018
    The week in outline: Michel Barnier expressed his views on Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) White Paper proposals (or ‘the Chequers deal’) for a bifurcated approach to the UK's trading relationship with the EU. This involves the UK effectively remaining in the Single Market for most goods and agri-products to prevent ...
  • CMS | Invitation | Structured Finance and Capital Markets webinar series

    12/09/2018
    CMS will be running a Structured Finance and Capital Markets webinar series, starting this Autumn. Each month you will have the opportunity to listen in on a different hot topic, presented by experts from London, Paris, Brussels and Frankfurt.
  • CMS - Focusing on Funds - Responsibility and Sustainability Matters

    12/09/2018
    This Focusing on Funds update looks at the developing hot topic of sustainable, responsible and impact investment (SRI) and why this matters for funds. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) and SRI issues have become an increasingly important part of the investment process and the relationship between fund managers and investors. ...
  • Brexit and the insurance sector - inform customers about Brexits impact on insurance contracts

    10/09/2018
    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (“EIOPA”) provided an opinion on informing customers about the impact of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (“Opinion”). The Opinion is addressed to national competent authorities and aims at ensuring proper monitoring of insurance undertakings and insurance intermediaries when ...
  • Brexit update for financial services firms - week ending 31 August 2018

    05/09/2018
    The week in outline: This was a short and quiet week following the bank holiday. DExEU minister Dominic Raab gave evidence (to the HoL EU Committee) on the EU/UK negotiations and touched briefly on the financial services (FS) sector (see Document 1 below). He mentioned the bilateral arrangements that the ...
  • Brexit update for financial services firms - week ending 24 August 2018

    03/09/2018
    The week in outline: Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) published its first batch of technical notices on a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario. The note on financial services (FS) (see Document 2 below) confirmed the legislative action being taken under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EUWA) (as explained in previous updates) ...
  • When good intentions fail to deliver

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    03/09/2018
    Reaching investors made more difficult in Germany as a result of the European Commission’s draft Regulation on facilitating cross-border distribution of investment funds The European Commission wants to facilitate cross-border distribution of investment funds and by doing so boost the Internal Market. It published two draft Regulations in this regard ...
  • Brexit update for financial services firms - week ending 17 August 2018

    23/08/2018
    The week in outline: Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) published another draft statutory instrument (SI) under section 8 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EUWA)[1]. This brings the number of published draft financial services SIs under section 8 to nine.[2] The Draft Deposit Guarantee Scheme and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) (EU ...