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As reported earlier, the Ukrainian Parliament is now scrutinzing a draft law, which will replace the current general financial services framework (Draft Law). Back in March 2021, we assessed the key features of the revised regulatory regime. For this article, we will focus on one of the key topics specifically relevant for any financial institution (FI) – whether its activity may be viewed as a provision of services in a foreign jurisdiction (in our case in Ukraine) and thus, subject to local regulatory approval.

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) recently released its Consultation Conclusions on Proposed Enhancements to the Competency Framework for Intermediaries and Individual Practitioners. The changes to the existing Guidelines on Competence (Competence Guidelines) and Guidelines on Continuous Professional Training (CPT Guidelines) (together the “Guidelines”) will take effect in January 2022.

In this episode, Daniela Fonseca Puggina, partner in our Miami office and Jennifer Ancona Semko, a partner in our Washington, D.C. office discuss litigation readiness for financial institutions (FIs). The episode also covers potential vulnerabilities and disputes that they need to prepare for, current and emerging trends in litigation (from our Litigation Intelligence: Ready for Anything? Report), and how they can benefit from litigation preparedness.