Our new episode of FInsight: Global Financial Institutions Industry Podcast focuses on the regulatory environment for financial institutions (FI) in China.
In our article, first published in the December 2020 edition of Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, our payments regulation experts Mark Simpson, Julian Hui and Connie Faith highlight some of the additional questions and unintended consequences raised by Supercapital and argue that legislative intervention is required to update the PSRs safeguarding regime.
On a high level, there remains a lot of uncertainty around the region – the means and spread of any economic recovery, and what structural changes it will bring in the longer term.
Baker McKenzie’s Latin America Financial Institutions (FI) Industry Group held the first session of Fintechfest, a series of webinars that aims to provide insights on key market trends, opportunities, and legal and regulatory challenges to guide financial institutions and technology companies on a range of issues in the rapidly evolving Fintech sector.
On 7 January 2021 HM Treasury (HMT) published consultation and call for evidence on the regulatory approach to cryptoassets and stablecoins. The consultation represents the first stage in HMT’s consultative process on the broader regulatory approach to cryptoassets and stablecoins. The consultation closes on 21 March 2021. Our crypto regulatory experts have published a briefing in which we explore the policy background underlying the consultation, set out the key points of HMT’s proposals, and provide a comparison to corresponding provisions in the European Commission’s recent proposal on a regulatory framework for cryptoassets.
This note sets out a brief guide to these Brexit-related transitional and other national measures in a number of key EEA member states, including temporary permissions regimes and contractual continuity arrangements, that have been enacted firms (or not) for UK financial services.