06 October 2017
Reform of French Securitisation Law and Creation of Specialised Financing Vehicles
The reform of the French securitisation legislation announced by the Government throughout the implementation of 'Sapin 2 Law' has been published on 5 October 2017. This reform is coupled with the introduction into French law of specialized financing vehicles and a new reform of the banking...
22 July 2016
Game on: ASIC hits the jackpot in the Panel in the Ainsworth matter
The Takeovers Panel accepted undertakings (relatively late in the process) from Mrs Ainsworth (a 8.96% shareholder) to, amongst other things, refrain from voting on the transaction pursuant to which her husband would sell his controlling stake in Ainsworth Game Technology for a price which had a 33...
31 March 2016
2016 ASIC Annual Forum at a Glance
In case you were not able to attend the 2016 ASIC annual forum held in Sydney last week (the theme of which was ‘Culture Shock’), we thought it may be useful to briefly summarise our key takeaways from comments made over the course of various sessions.
02 July 2019
Open Innovation and Collaboration
Over this last year we have been talking to our clients about open innovation – what approach do they take – how "open" can it be – how are innovation and collaboration processed and structured – is "ownership" still an important factor - what issues are there in collaborating with partners from...
25 June 2019
The view from Brussels - Can the Backstop be Renegotiated?
Both candidates to be leader of the Conservative Party, and therefore to be UK Prime Minister, have vowed to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement and in particular the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. Meanwhile in Brussels, the EU-27 (meeting in Euro summit format) has just reiterated, again,...
25 June 2019
AVMS Directive: To implement or not to implement? That is the question
There is no doubt that the likelihood of a “no-deal” Brexit continues to grow. Against this backdrop, the UK Government has issued a Consultation Document setting out its proposed approach to implementing legislative amendments to the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive (“ AVMSD ”) into...
24 June 2019
MAS extends AML/CFT requirements to Payment Service Providers
On 6 June 2019, the Monetary Authority of Singapore ( MAS ) issued a Consultation Paper on proposed anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism ( AML/CFT ) requirements which will apply to most payment service providers ( PS Providers ). Submissions close on 5 July 2019. The...
20 June 2019
Corporate Crime Update, Spring 2019
Welcome to the Spring 2019 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click read more for...
19 June 2019
SFC encourages the industry to keep in mind the ‘spirit’ of the new Internal Investigation Disclosure Requirement introduced to halt the ‘roll’ of ‘bad apples’
On 17 June 2019, Ms Julia Leung (Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Intermediaries) and Mr Wilson Lo (Senior Director, Licensing) discussed the recent initiative by the Securities and Futures Commission ( SFC ) to halt the ‘roll’ of ‘bad apples’ within the financial services industry at the 2019 SFC...
11 June 2019
Product Intervention Powers and Design and Distribution Obligations in Financial Services: A cross-border perspective
Many regulators view their ability to intervene as one of their key supervisory tools to reduce harm in cases where there is a risk of significant consumer detriment or threat to financial markets.
07 June 2019
NSW security of payment reform update: what you need to know
In November 2018, significant amendments to NSW’s security of payment legislation, the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (the Act ) passed into law. 1 Our previous article described those amendments.
06 June 2019
Zambia lured by the siren song of resource nationalism
Zambia, the world’s seventh-largest copper producer, is the latest leading African mining jurisdiction to succumb to the siren song of resource nationalism. In recent years this trend has seen international miners and their host governments in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo clash...