CCL Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - February 2021

This edition includes - DIFC Embraces the Future of Finance with Tokenisation of Digital Assets, ADGM Enacts the Data Protection Regulations 2021 and Joins the Global Privacy Assembly, UAE Central Bank Issues Stored Value and Electronic Payment Systems Regulatory Framework, FATF Publishes the “Grey” and “Black” Lists.

ADGM DPR Checklist

The ADGM Data Protection Regulations 2021 (“DPR”) are now in force and are the most comprehensive yet. Whilst the extent of the requirements may differ from firm to firm, this high-level checklist will help you to get started.

CCL Regulatory Update: UK Edition - February 2021

This edition includes: FCA Webpage on Regulatory Changes After End of Transition Period, SM&CR Forms Update, ESMA Consults on Appropriateness and Execution-only under MiFID II, FCA on Financial Crime Systems and Controls During COVID-19, FCA Launches High Court Proceedings Against Paul Steel and Jacqueline Foster.

Regulatory Insight: The ADGM Data Protection Regulations 2021

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) has introduced the Data Protection Regulations 2021 (“DPR”). This article looks at the key points that your firm should be aware of.

CCL Regulatory Update: UK Edition - January 2021

This edition includes - FCA Webpage on Regulatory Changes After End of Transition Period, SM&CR Forms Update, ESMA Consults on Appropriateness and Execution-only Under MiFID II, FCA on Financial Crime Systems and Controls During COVID-19.

CCL Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - January 2021

This edition includes - DIFC Hosts Outreach Session for Cyber Risk Management Guidelines, ADGM Holds Online Workshop on Cryptocurrency and Counter Proliferation Finance, SAMA Issues Rules for Practising Debt Crowdfunding Activities, FATF Reflects on the Changing Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Landscape.

CCL Collates Industry Response to DFSA Consultation Paper on the Regulation of Retail OTC Leveraged Products

In response to the release of CP135, CCL formed the OTC Derivative Broker Forum which is made up of existing OTC Derivative DIFC Firms and OTC Derivative Firms considering establishing in the DIFC. CCL’s role in the Forum is to administer meetings and act as its spokesperson and in doing so, documented the Forums response to CP135 which was subsequently submitted to the DFSA.

CCL Regulatory Update: UK Edition - December 2020

This edition includes - FCA Reminds Firms to be Ready for End of Transition Period, PRA Evaluation of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, ESMA Updates EMIR Q&As, FATF Publishes Update on COVID-19 Related Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks, FCA Fines Barclays over Treatment of Customer in Financial Difficulty.

CCL Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - December 2020

This edition includes - DIFC Issues its First Licence to Provide Money Services in the DIFC, ADGM to Amend the Application of English Law Regulations 2015, Oman CMA Creates a New Department Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, IOSCO Publishes Report on Education of Retail Investors Regarding Risks of Crypto-Assets.

CCL Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - November 2020

This edition includes - DFSA Issues a Consultation Paper on Regulation of Retail OTC Leverage Products, ADGM Commences Public Consultation on Proposed New Data Protection Regulations, IOSCO’s GEMC Publishes a Report on the Development of Emerging Markets, Thematic Review on Consistency in Implementation of Money Market Reforms, DFSA Sanctions Upheld Against Dr Mubashir Sheikh for Serious Misconduct.

CCL Regulatory Update: UK Edition - November 2020

This edition includes - FCA Statement on Workplace Arrangements and Travel, ESMA Publishes Q&A on SFTR Reporting, FX Options Broker Fined for Misleading Information to Clients, FCA Charges Individual with Offence of Money Laundering.

Israel and the UAE - Key Takeaways from the Federal Decree-Law No. 4 of 2020

The UAE Israeli Boycott Repeal Law now allows individuals and companies in the UAE to enter into agreements with Israeli firms, citizens, and residents, as part of commercial, financial operations or dealings. Read about the key takeaways here.