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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – What is it and what does it mean for your firm?

August 14, 2017 - Regulatory Updates

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be directly applicable in the UK and create additional obligations to firms alongside the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). It is important that firms understand their new obligations under GDPR, which will take effect on 25 May 2018. Although the UK is leaving the European Union, the government has confirmed that Brexit will not affect its implementation.


FCA has published its business plan and risk outlook

April 20, 2017 - Regulatory Updates

As part of their regular updates the FCA has published its business plan and risk outlook. The documents are very helpful as they give guidance about the FCA's regulatory focus and objectives going forward.


Simplified Regime for VC Fund Managers

February 21, 2017 - Regulatory Updates

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) published a consultation paper proposing a simplified regulatory framework for venture capital (“VC”) fund managers. This is part of MAS’ broader strategy to promote financing for start-ups in Singapore.


Lawson Conner has prepared their latest Q3 Regulatory Update Report 2016

October 31, 2016 - Regulatory Updates

Lawson Conner has prepared their latest Q3 regulatory update report covering the key topics of 2016


Passport for US hedge funds in Europe to become available?

July 19, 2016 - Regulatory Updates

Hedge funds from the US, Singapore and Hong Kong should be allowed to market themselves in the EU according to advice published by ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority), the EU's financial watchdog.