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Keeping Up with Crypto Fraud – Social media Influencers beware!

Keeping Up with Crypto Fraud – Social media Influencers beware!

In October 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) fined Kim Kardashian US$1.26m for unlawfully “touting” the EthereumMax (“EMAX”) tok ...

FCA’s proposals to clamp down on greenwashing

FCA’s proposals to clamp down on greenwashing

It has been clear for some time that the FCA is stepping up its enforcement strategy and supervisory engagement in relation to purportedly sustainable ...

Top 10 conduct risks for UK asset managers in 2022

Top 10 conduct risks for UK asset managers in 2022

Heightened regulatory scrutiny upon the asset management sector is expected to continue throughout 2022, not least because the FCA itself remains unde ...

The FCA takes its next step in climate-related financial disclosures

The FCA takes its next step in climate-related financial disclosures

New FCA rules on climate-related financial disclosures came into effect on 1 January 2022.  The new rules affect issuers of standard listed shares and ...

A tougher appointed representatives regime is on its way

A tougher appointed representatives regime is on its way

The FCA has published details of significant changes that it is proposing to its rules relating to the appointment and oversight of appointed represen ...

20 years on: is financial services regulation in the UK still fit for purpose?

20 years on: is financial services regulation in the UK still fit for purpose?

On 1 December 2001, the UK adopted a radical new approach to the regulation of financial services. Some nine individual regulators of different parts ...

FCA sets out expectations for hybrid working

FCA sets out expectations for hybrid working

Many firms that have been operating remotely during the pandemic are putting hybrid working arrangements in place.  

D&O and FI Newsletter - Spring 2021

D&O and FI Newsletter - Spring 2021

NatWest’s dirty laundry: will the directors be hung out to dry?                                                                                  ...

How will Covid-19 impact D&O claims?

How will Covid-19 impact D&O claims?

The economic uncertainty for companies caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has placed a heavy burden on directors. That burden of responsibility is set to ...

Leeds City Council & others -v- Barclays Bank Plc & another [2021] EWHC 363 (Comm)

Leeds City Council & others -v- Barclays Bank Plc & another [2021] EWHC 363 (Comm)

In this recent decision, the High Court considered how reliance, in a claim for misrepresentation against a bank, should be established and more parti ...