Legal & regulatory

Storage
Feature
13 October 2016
Complex legal and structural issues underpinning borrowing base facilities make this form of working capital mainly the preserve of the larger commodity processors and traders - particularly in...
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Technology Update
29 September 2016
The director general of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Jochen Metzger, has said that he believes the impact of blockchain will be minimal if anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing rules are...
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News
6 September 2016
The governors of the BIS Economic Consultative Committee (ECC) had mandated the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) to report on the current trends in correspondent banking an...
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Feature
22 August 2016
As businesses and countries across the world look to overseas markets to support their growth, David Bischof offers a lesson in using one of the oldest trade facilitation tools
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News
3 August 2016
Robert Parson, a specialist in commodity and trade finance law and a member of the TFR Deals of the Year judging panel has returned to Clyde & Co as global trade finance group as partner. He...
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Blog
15 July 2016
The UK banking regulator, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), has confirmed that the temporary modification by consent which was due to expire on 30 June 2016 is extended to 31 July 2016,...
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News
13 July 2016
Trade finance features as one of the priority areas in the G20 Strategy for Global Trade Growth adopted on 9 July 2016 by G20 trade ministers that met in Shanghai. The full communiqué is...
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Feature
4 July 2016
David Morrish celebrates the beauty of standby letters of credit in keeping trade simple and mitigating the risks of non-compliant document presentation
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News
23 June 2016
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has published reports assessing the implementation of the committee's frameworks for global and domestic systemically important banks (G-SIBs and D-...
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Feature
1 June 2016
Lauren Priest-Stephens and Enga Kameni examine the prospects for a model law on factoring in Africa
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Opinion
1 June 2016
Jacco de Jong returns to his Trade Finance LinkedIn group to assess the traction of non-bank letters of credit and finds that while it is all about trust, the digital transformation needs to ramp...
One-trick pony
Feature
1 June 2016
Donald Smith explains how standby letters of credit can be deployed in a variety of scenarios to achieve a whole host of commonly overlooked purposes
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Feature
20 May 2016
The bespoke nature of prepayment financings, the absence of standardised documents and the dual role of traders as both borrowers and co-financiers, all make it essential to work through key issues...
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Feature
19 May 2016
Catherine Lang-Anderson and Kelesi Blundell set out the main features and practical application of Article 55 of the EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive
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News
19 April 2016
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has strengthened its Africa and commodities coverage with the appointment of Christophe Asselineau to the firm in Paris from Shearman & Sterling where he...
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News
15 April 2016
Banks have until 6 July 2016 to respond on the Basel Committee’s proposed revisions to the design and calibration of the Basel III leverage framework. The full consultation document was...
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Feature
31 March 2016
Andrew Taylor and David Leggott examine a recent court case in England, which is an important reminder that a buyer does not lose its ability to make deductions even where it has been notified that...
FATCA
Feature
18 March 2016
Douglas S Stransky and Geoffrey Wynne examine the impact of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the confusion arising in its implementation
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