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Banking & Finance Disputes Journal - August 2016

Published On: 3 August 2016

DAC Beachcroft's Banking & Finance Disputes Update focuses on events occurring within the banking, financial, city business and general regulatory sectors that give rise to or concern contentious matters, civil or regulatory.

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Further fines imposed by the FCA for insider trading

On 15 July 2016, the FCA imposed a fine of £59,557.00 on Gavin Breeze ("Mr Breeze"), a Jersey resident, in respect of shares which he sold in September 2014 in MoPowered Group plc ("MoPowered"), an AIM listed company which designs mobile payment software applications.

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Preliminary decision against FCA opens way for further action: Grout v FCA

In a recent decision of the Upper Tribunal, a preliminary issue has been decided against the FCA in an ancillary claim arising out of mis-trading perpetrated by JP Morgan Chase Bank in 2012.

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Interest rates on non-contractual damages depend on the currency the loss was suffered in: Krajbanki v. Antonov

The claimant, AS Latvijas Krajbanki, a Latvian bank, was given judgment at a previous hearing.

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FCA thematic review puts dark pool trading in the spotlight

On 21 July 2016, the FCA published a report on its thematic review of the UK equity marketplace, focusing on dark pools and broker crossing networks ("BCNs").

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FCA fines Towergate £2.6m for hole in client and insurer accounts

Towergate Underwriting Group Limited ("Towergate") is an insurance intermediary which holds both client and insurer money. This month the FCA fined Towergate £2,632,000 for failings in relation to its protection of client and insurer money.

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