Legal & regulatory

Oil_Legal_Regulatory
Feature
24 August 2017
As the oil market adjusts to new price points, traders are presented with many opportunities to do fresh business, but how safe are new contracts? Marko Kraljevic and Hatty Sumption set out the...
Mountain_Parachute
Feature
26 June 2017
Hannah Fearn looks at the different instruments financial institutions use to share the burden of risk and what steps can be taken to avoid a dispute
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Feature
21 June 2017
Banks have responded to corporate demands and started to align their cash and trade services in Asia, but they need to stay on their toes and come up with an efficient digitised service that...
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Opinion
30 May 2017
Afreximbank's Dr Hippolyte Fofack counts the cost of the changing regulatory landscape for African financial institutions
Fence_US_Sanctions
Feature
5 May 2017
Michael O'Kane provides an update on the state of play for sanctions against Russia and Iran, the increasing reach of US regulatory bodies, and how the EU is likely to approach sanctions in...
Regulations_Plate
Feature
13 April 2017
Jonathan Williams asks how all the regulation you're not looking at is going to affect trade and trade finance
Legal_Debt_Marketplace
Feature
13 April 2017
Sellers of debt could open themselves up to a world of trouble if they over-promise on how they represent the assignability of their debts to financiers and insurers, warns Robert Parson
Speed
Feature
28 March 2017
Trade digitisation platforms are being developed at an unprecedented rate but with little or no consideration for how compliant they are with the regulatory demands on banks, says Geoffrey Wynne
Wave
Feature
27 March 2017
Andrew England looks at how banks and their corporates are finding ways to jump through Basel III's liquidity hoops and remain commercially viable
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Opinion
20 March 2017
The reasons and unintended consequences of derisking in correspondent banking were debated in BAFT's Europe Bank to Bank Forum. Will correspondent banking ever be the same again? The attendees...
Bridge
Feature
30 January 2017
Correspondent banking lines have shrivelled up as global banks retreat from markets deemed too expensive in compliance checks. The TFR editorial board gathered at the close of 2016 to review the...
PSD2
Feature
30 January 2017
While PSD2 is not another SEPA, it is set to transform European payments and improve protection against online fraud. But what does it involve for payment services providers and customers? TFR...
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News
25 January 2017
US law firm Akin Gump have brought in Kevin Wolf as a partner in their international trade practice. Wolf has spent the last seven years with the US Department of Commerce, where he was assistant...
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Feature
25 January 2017
Rollo Tomasi reflects on a year of political upheaval where noise drowned sense and reality when it came to responses to commodity price volatility, and where traders seem to be wearing the...
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Blog
17 January 2017
The role of banks in the essential business of providing finance for trade has been overlooked in the wake of the international financial crisis. Irresponsible lending, incompetent risk management...
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News
12 December 2016
A new Brazil/Africa/Portugal international legal alliance has been created from a partnership between the Portuguese law firm MC&A and the Brazilian office Schmidt, Valois, Miranda, Ferreira...
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Opinion
30 November 2016
It is universally accepted that we have a global trade finance gap on our hands, so instead of stemming this problem, why is compliance exacerbating it, asks Richard Jones
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Blog
16 November 2016
In the wee hours of 9 November 2016, Donald Trump became the US president-elect. Thus on 20 January  Mr Trump will become the 45th US President, cloaked with full executive power to impose,...
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