A London court has dismissed the first challenge to new "dirty money" powers that allow British authorities to force wealthy people to explain how they obtained their riches if the wealth is suspected to be the proceeds of crime, but lawyers are unsure how effective the new enforcement tool will be.
Legal proceedings brought by a South African investment fund against a Canadian export credit agency in the U.K. over an aircraft lease and a $41 million loan have been stayed to allow the parties to continue talks outside court.
The U.K.'s financial watchdog said Friday it has fined a veteran investment adviser £20,000 ($25,000) and banned her from serving as a company director after she allegedly sought employment with an asset manager even as she steered clients to the firm.
Cyber and data security breaches are one of the main challenges faced by Europe’s banks, the European Banking Authority said on Friday, amid recent concern among regulators that businesses are failing to manage IT risks.
The European Central Bank said Friday that it will assume direct supervision of the Irish subsidiaries of Barclays Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to reflect expectations of their growing size and importance after Brexit.
The Bank of England said Friday it has tightened its expenses regime after two senior regulatory experts, one of them a former vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, angered MPs by racking up £390,000 ($490,000) on travel costs over two and a half years.
The European Council has formally told the U.K. that its Brexit withdrawal agreement is not open to renegotiation even though a majority of British lawmakers rejected the package, increasing the odds of a no-deal departure from the bloc or a postponement.
U.K. financial authorities laid out a plan Thursday to require mortgage lenders and administrators to turn over more data about their sales in a bid to protect consumers.
Two Senate Democrats called for a bipartisan investigation into Deutsche Bank AG's compliance with federal anti-money laundering laws and its correspondent banking operations in a letter to their colleagues in the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, citing German authorities' recent raid on the bank and its "history of regulatory problems."
A U.K. judge has set aside a professional negligence suit against a lawyer after ruling that the liquidator of two companies she gave advice to over property investments in Brazil did not serve the claim against her properly.
Three London men have been sentenced to hefty prison time for bilking the likes of American Express and Barclaycard out of £1 million ($1.27 million) in a fake credit application scheme known as short firm fraud, the police said.
A new initiative requiring banks to alert the police when someone tries to access an unusually large amount of money has led to 336 arrests, the head of a banking industry group has said.
Liquidators of Saudi billionaire Maan Al-Sanea’s collapsed investment company have filed fresh court documents in their long-running hunt for hundreds of millions of dollars of securities Al-Sanea transferred to Saudi Arabian bank Samba Financial Group in 2009.
The Financial Conduct Authority has published its latest set of guidance to help U.K. banks and insurers prepare for Brexit by encouraging them to consider implications for their business and customers, including putting in place measures to ensure their financial contracts can continue after March 2019.
The U.K.'s pensions watchdog on Thursday warned pension scheme trustees they must check whether they fall under new master trust legislation to avoid running afoul of the law once the March deadline to apply for authorization passes.
The European Banking Authority has published rules that will allow financial firms across the bloc to identify whether their securitization products are eligible for relaxed capital holdings, ahead of a European Union framework taking force in January.
A health care property developer has dropped a claim against Royal Bank of Scotland PLC related to the Financial Conduct Authority’s interest rate hedging product redress scheme, as part of a wider suit seeking damages for the alleged misselling of swaps.
A Swiss financial services worker who was nabbed in Algeria on U.S. fraud charges and spent a year in a packed and filthy jail while awaiting extradition was sentenced to no additional prison time by a Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday.
The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority on Wednesday proposed new rules aimed at making it easier for consumers to access long-term investment opportunities, principally by lowering the barriers for retail investment in venture capital, infrastructure and corporate loans.
Commodities broker Marex Financial Ltd. has broadened its claim against a group of insurers in a bid to secure indemnity for any costs it may be hit with if French investment bank Natixis is successful in an underlying $32 million suit over allegedly fraudulent nickel storage receipts.
Britain’s antitrust watchdog said Wednesday that it will introduce reforms to the sector responsible for managing £1.6 trillion ($2 trillion) worth of pensions after it identified problems with competition during an extensive probe.
Law360 speaks to Jeffrey Golden, joint-head of 3 Hare Court Chambers, and ex-Delaware Supreme Court justice Randy Holland about the importance of building contacts in different jurisdictions, how 3 Hare Court has been breaking new ground and building up a strong global practice, and which key trends they’re keeping an eye on within the legal industry.
The Serious Fraud Office has landed another mixed result in its prosecution of several former Barclays and Deutsche Bank traders for manipulating Euribor, the latest in the white collar specialist's latest effort to hold individuals accountable for rigging key benchmark interest rates. Here, Law360 looks at the highlights of the SFO's long-running campaign.
With Britain less than a year from exiting the European Union, firms on Law360’s Global 20 have begun pushing deeper into the countries remaining in the bloc, adding offices and industry specialists in a shift that could rebalance how BigLaw works in the region.
Though the United Kingdom has reached an agreement with the European Union regarding its withdrawal, the U.K. Parliament is unlikely to approve it. Much of the U.K.'s financial industry is still preparing for a "no deal" outcome, says Chris Bryant of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
The recent Mossack Fonseca indictments and Deutsche Bank raid would not have been possible without the whistleblower behind the Panama Papers leak. But there is no incentive for rooting out the type of criminal money laundering revealed here, creating a large enforcement gap, say Eric Havian and Michael Ronickher of Constantine Cannon LLP.
The coming year looks to be an interesting one for the U.K. Serious Fraud Office. With new Director Lisa Osofsky firmly in post, expectations are high that she will shake things up in the next few months, say Anna Gaudoin and Alison Geary of WilmerHale.
Landmark California legislation going into effect in January requires the two largest pension funds in the U.S. to publicly report on their climate-related financial risks, which should result in more widespread adoption of financial disclosure recommendations from the Financial Stability Board, say attorneys with CKR Law LLP.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation's accountability principle obligates organizations to provide evidence of compliance — one of the biggest changes brought about by the GDPR. Though the concept is simple, embedding accountability into financial services firms' operations and culture will not be achieved overnight, say experts at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The recent settlement between Société Générale and U.S. regulators illustrates that U.S. sanctions enforcement authorities may be shifting their attention back to large financial institutions after several years of relatively quiet enforcement across the financial services industry, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
This year, a number of cases have illustrated how English courts are dealing with legal hurdles for cybercrime victims and making it easier to obtain a freezing order or injunction under such circumstances, says Fiona Cain of Haynes and Boone LLP.
Recent cases in the United Kingdom and Cayman Islands show that the broader test for application of the illegality defense endorsed in Patel v. Mirza appears to be more suitable than the previous Tinsley test, but it is now harder to predict the outcome of individual cases, say James Elliott and William Peake of Harney Westwood & Riegels LLP.
The recent data breach scandal involving the Leave.EU campaign shows that the U.K. Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations is often overlooked by businesses, says Alexander Edwards of Rosling King LLP.
The U.K. Court of Appeal's recent decision in Serious Fraud Office v. Eurasian Natural Resources is a substantial step toward confirming the application of legal privilege in internal investigations, and has significantly reduced the divergence in U.K. and U.S. privilege law, say attorneys with Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP.