Britain's financial services companies have lost patience with the stalled political process and are transferring assets out of the U.K. regardless of what kind of Brexit deal, if any, the government seals with the European Union, their legal advisers said Wednesday.
The deputy governor of the Central Bank of Ireland said Thursday that the country is drafting regulation to protect its insurance policyholders and to ensure that the Irish financial system can withstand a "cliff edge" Brexit.
British companies that share data across national borders should brace themselves for legal disruption if the country crashes out of the European Union without a trade deal on March 29, a senior official at the Information Commissioner’s Office warned on Thursday.
The parent company of British cafe chain Patisserie Valerie announced Wednesday an accounting shortfall that nearly caused the company to collapse was larger than it initially feared, deepening a scandal that has toppled executives and triggered a criminal probe.
A Connecticut bank on Tuesday accused the owner of the New York Stock Exchange of conspiring with some of the world's largest banks to artificially deflate a key financial benchmark after taking over responsibility for the rate setting following a previous price-fixing scandal.
A high-ranking U.K. national security official with a background in implementing controversial data collection efforts will take the reins of a new economic crime-fighting department, the National Crime Agency said Wednesday.
The European Central Bank revealed on Wednesday that it has extended its rules on good conduct to subject its supervisory board and policymakers to a common code, as it attempts to beef up its governance framework.
Three former Barclays PLC traders were part of a conspiracy to cheat the financial system that “tainted” the integrity of a key interest rate benchmark used to price trillions of dollars of financial products, prosecutors told a London jury on Wednesday.
Britain’s antitrust watchdog has set out the questions it will consider as it decides whether PayPal’s $2.2 billion takeover of a Swedish competitor could weaken competition in the U.K., as it called for evidence on the merger from businesses in the sector.
The governor of the Bank of England told a panel of lawmakers on Wednesday that sterling has risen following the landslide defeat for the government’s draft withdrawal agreement because financial markets believe the prospect of a no-deal Brexit “may have been diminished.”
British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly survived a vote of no confidence brought by the opposition Labour Party on Wednesday, a day after lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected her proposed deal to leave the European Union.
ING Bank NV should have to pay Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. Ltd. back for the $19 million it was told to hand over to liquidators of Lehman Brothers as part of a settlement of several derivatives transactions, lawyers for the Singapore lender told a court in London on Tuesday.
Prosecutors opened their second trial in London on Tuesday of three former Barclays PLC employees accused of participating in a conspiracy to rig global interest rates to rip off counterparties that did business with them.
The U.K. Parliament overwhelmingly rejected the government’s draft agreement for leaving the European Union on Tuesday, pitching the Brexit process deeper into disarray and raising questions about whether the March 29 departure date can still be met.
A London judge on Tuesday said four transport companies owe the Swedish Export Credit Corp., HSBC Bank PLC and a Brazilian lender at least $35.2 million for failing to repay loans secured to buy buses for a Brazilian city, saying they skipped court proceedings.
Crowell & Moring LLP said Tuesday that it has snagged an experienced financial litigator from Squire Patton Boggs LLP to oversee the expansion of its London office.
A partner at London law firm Child & Child on Tuesday became the first English lawyer to be punished as a result of revelations from the Panama Papers scandal after he was fined £85,000 ($109,000) by a U.K. disciplinary tribunal for failing to carry out money laundering checks.
A judge in London dismissed on Tuesday an application by Austrian lender Raiffeisen Bank that would have required Ashurst LLP to hand over all documents and instructions it received in connection with $85 million it held in escrow during negotiations for the sale of shares in an international coal mining group.
Global regulators have approved watered-down rules drafted to help avoid another financial crisis, which cut by almost half the amount of extra capital that banks will be required to hold from 2022 to buffer themselves against movements in the market price of their investments.
Manchester Building Society attempted on Tuesday to revive a U.K. lawsuit claiming that Grant Thornton is liable for £32.7 million ($42 million) losses suffered on interest rate swaps used by the lender to hedge its mortgage portfolio, claiming its “very future and existence” depends on the outcome of the appeal.
The Financial Conduct Authority is considering taking action against Credit Suisse for possible failures of its internal controls over an alleged $2 billion loan scandal in Africa, as well as against individual bankers, the head of the regulator told lawmakers Tuesday.
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.
Worldwide freezing orders, which preserve a respondent's assets until the outcome of the substantive case, are an important weapon in the arsenal of a commercial litigant. However, as FSDEA v. Dos Santos demonstrates, courts lay heavy obligations upon WFO applicants, says Nicola McKinney of Grosvenor Law Ltd.
Recent developments in the United Kingdom emphasize the importance of companies implementing cybersecurity measures proactively both to prevent incidents and to argue in mitigation when, not if, the company does suffer a data breach, say Guillermo Christensen of Ice Miller LLP and Anupreet Amole of Brown Rudnick LLP.
Two recent cases in the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal have presented British Virgin Island courts an opportunity to develop a local jurisprudence regarding the BVI Business Companies Act and provide guidance on how the proper purpose test is to be applied, says Rosalind Nicholson of Walkers Global.
The House of Lords' landmark decision in Three Rivers v. Bank of England significantly undermined confidentiality of communications between lawyers and clients. The U.K. Supreme Court should review this case as soon as possible, says Quentin Bargate of Bargate Murray Ltd.
As the deadline for a hard Brexit draws ever closer, financial firms operating in the United Kingdom or European Union must consider how possible outcomes will impact transactions and contractual relationships, and take steps to mitigate business interruptions, say Gilles Kolifrath and Linda Sharkey of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.
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.