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    PRIIPs Key Information Document


    Will Dibble (CMS Partner, UK) and Michael Cavers (CMS Partner, UK) held a seminar on PRIIPs Key Information Document requirements.

    Please click on the link in the title to download the PDF version of the seminar slides.

  • Frankfurt, Germany

    Circular 3/2017 (GW) provides updated guidelines regarding the use of video identification procedures which come into force in Mid-June 2017. After several changes of the guidelines regarding video identification procedures, the German financial supervisory authority ("BaFin") has published new provisions regarding customer identification (KYC) via video transmission in their Circular ...

  • Europe from space

    On 16 May 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its opinion on the process for concluding the EU’s free trade agreement (FTA) with Singapore, a so-called “new generation” FTA with a wider scope than more traditional FTAs. This widely awaited opinion provides clarity on ...

  • Fibre optic cables

    The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has opened for consultation its discussion paper on distributed ledger technology (“DLT”). The FCA is accepting responses until 17 July 2017. Overview The FCA has issued a discussion paper on the potential for future development of DLT in the markets it regulates. The FCA acknowledges ...

  • Frankfurt, Germany

    On 7 April 2017, the European Commission published a consultation document on the conflict of laws rules for third party effects of transactions in securities and claims. The history behind the consultation document In the year 2015, the European Commission (“Commission”) presented the “Action Plan on Building a Capital Markets ...

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Future Dates

* Estimated date

  • 10 June 2017

    Deadline for responses to FCA's guidance consultation (GC17/1) on changes to the way firms calculate redress for unsuitable defined benefit pension transfers.

  • 26 June 2017

    Date by which the Commission is to produce the first EU-level risk assessment report.

  • 26 June 2017

    Implementation date for the Revised Wire Transfer Regulation.