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.
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.
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.
October 31, 2016 - Regulatory Updates
Lawson Conner has prepared their latest Q3 regulatory update report covering the key topics of 2016
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.