Regulatory Update: UK Edition - September 2021

This edition includes - FCA publishes draft guidance to allow faster removal of regulatory permissions, PRA consultation paper on identification of material risk takers, ESMA consults on proposal for a review of the MiFID II Best Execution Reporting Regime, JMLSG publishes new guidance and Richard Faithfull sentenced to over five years imprisonment for money laundering.

Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - September 2021

This edition includes - DIFC hosts Blockchain Week, ADGM Arbitration Centre and Permanent Court of Arbitration sign a Cooperation Agreement, CBUAE to host the Future of Finance Conference and Basel Committee publishes newsletter on cyber threats.

Regulatory Update: UK Edition - August 2021

This edition includes - FCA consultation paper on new UK Prudential Regime for MiFID investment firms, ESMA Q&As, SFO charges persons with bribery and money laundering and Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation issues penalty on TransferGo Limited.

Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - August 2021

This edition includes - DFSA appoints Chief Executive, ADGM Office of Data Protection publishes guidance, Dubai courts set up specialised money laundering courts, Islamic Development Bank and Bloomberg LP launch a financial education programme and BitMex fined $100 Million.

Regulatory Update: UK Edition - July 2021

This edition includes – FCA agreements with overseas regulators, PRA proposal to make changes to policy on designated investment firms, ESMA consults on remuneration requirements on MiFID II, Wolfsberg Group statement on demonstrating effectiveness in AML, and FCA fines LBGI £90 million for failures in communications.

Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - July 2021

This edition includes - DFSA releases Consultation Paper 141, ‘Whistleblowing Regime’, ADGM issues new data protection regulations, CBUAE National Summit on CTF and Sanctions and FinCEN announces new AML priorities.

Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - June 2021

This edition includes – DIFC and DFSA latest developments including DIFC Holds first meeting of its Higher Board of Directors in 2021 and DFSA Opens Innovation Testing License Cohort. ADGM and FSRA latest developments and Middle East Regulatory Updates and International Updates.

Regulatory Update: UK Edition - June 2021

This edition includes – FCA Updates & Developments including FCA Updates Authorisation Webpage for Change of Legal Status, PRA Statement on Firm Authorisation under the TPR, EBA Assesses Benefits, Challenges and Risks of RegTech. Also included in this edition is Financial Crime and Enforcement Actions.

Waystone Creates Global Compliance Offering

Waystone, the leading, global governance and third-party management company has today announced the creation of a new global compliance offering via the merging of four compliance service providers.

Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - May 2021

This edition includes - Launch of DIFC FinTech Accelerator 2021, FSRA Issues a Dear SEO/MLRO/RP Letter regarding CTF and CBB Announce Digital Currency Settlement Collaboration.

Regulatory Update: UK Edition - May 2021

This edition includes - FCA Updates Statement on the Operation of MiFID Markets Regime, EBA Consultation on Proposal for a Central AML/CTF Database and FCA Fines Sapien Capital Limited for Risk of Facilitating Fraudulent Trading and Money Laundering.

CCL Regulatory Update: Middle East Edition - April 2021

This edition includes - DIFC Announces Proposed Intellectual Property Regulations for Consultation, FSRA Introduces New Regulatory Framework for Third Party Financial Technology Services, SCA Holds Webinar on Corporate Governance for Public Joint-Stock Companies, Update to the UN Sanctions List, CBUAE Imposes Financial Sanction on an Exchange House.