The revised Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) came into force on 3 July 2016. Like several similarly important European initiatives, it suffered delays in its finalisation. Unlike certain other important initiatives (such as MiFID II), it did not benefit from a delay. Therefore, large parts of the industry spent the early stages of 2016 hurrying to …
It turns out that the next risk front facing business and promising to reshape the role of general counsel is a piece of legislation notorious among lawyers for having no teeth and little direct liability for companies.
At the risk of woeful understatement, the City responded to the referendum result with some surprise and disappointment. The Leave vote may not be legally binding, but the government has committed itself to implement Brexit and it is a question of understanding the consequences.
Days after the August bank holiday weekend, the former head of the British Civil Service, Gus O’Donnell, returned to Whitehall to catch up with former colleagues and host a live broadcast titled The Leavocrats on Radio 4.
When drafting legal documentation pertaining to a sophisticated financial transaction, there is a lot to consider. The relevant agreements can be voluminous and the concepts reflected most certainly complex. Probably one of the more underestimated matters in this process is the jurisdiction clause.
Paul Gilbert argues that AI has become a marketing gimmick that obscures the shortcomings of legal teams. The words ‘artificial intelligence’ bother me. I want to have a little rant about the words, but I also want to challenge the way in-house lawyers approach technology. On the words, I can legitimately stand accused of using …
Drawing on specialist judges from both the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court, the Financial List was introduced on 1 October 2015 and is designed to deal with disputes related to the financial markets, as well as complex, high-value claims concerning financial products.
Following the result of 23 June 2016 Brexit referendum, many British citizens are concerned with what potential travel restrictions and immigration regulations may be implemented when travelling to EU countries after the UK leaves the EU. A number of potential scenarios have been identified.
Stefan Stern forecasts that GCs will be forced to address a renewed attempt to fix what ails governance in UK plc Who knew that the staid term ‘corporate governance’ could create so much excitement? That Latinate phrase seems designed to reassure: ‘governance’ suggests order, calm, and mastery. But the chaps in the boardroom – and …
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