Legal & regulatory

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Feature
4 June 2014
Gregor Boyd examines the consequences of a harsher sanctions regime and the steps companies can take to protect and sustain trading activity in this more complex environment
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News
12 May 2014
The Ukrainian government has signed a memorandum of understanding to bring into effect the ‘Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Initiative’.
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News
9 May 2014
The long-awaited standard master loan agreement (MLA) for bank-to-bank trade loans was released on 8 May 2014 by BAFT, the Washington DC-based international financial services association. Co-...
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Feature
6 May 2014
SWIFT and the ICC have had a busy 2013 with new rules for forfaiters and Bank Payment Obligations. David Hennah looks forward to the impending factoring rules and demonstrates how rulebooks and...
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Feature
2 May 2014
Rosali Pretorius and Juan José Manchado consider the unique features of trade finance and whether the new capital rules in Europe will damage trade
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Opinion
2 May 2014
The FATCA train is hurtling towards its 1 July 2014 implementation date. Douglas Stransky and Geoffrey Wynne analyse the trade finance impact and ask if borrowers or lenders take the risk
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News
29 April 2014
Further to TFR’s report in April ‘Rusal court victory puts LME warehouse rule on hold’, the London Metal Exchange (LME) has indicated it is seeking permission to appeal against...
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News
24 April 2014
Now that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has closed its consultation on its contract sanctions proposals (14 March 2014), UK law firms are keeping a watching brief on how any implementation may...
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News
22 April 2014
The Banker’s Association for Finance and Trade, BAFT, has created a new anti-noney laundering and a know your customer trade finance sound practices working group.
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News
14 April 2014
The world's biggest banks are shrinking their target capital shortfall, although they are not yet at the point of meeting minimum capital requirements, according to the latest Basel Committee...
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Blog
2 April 2014
The FCA announced on 31 March it is to step up scrutiny of wholesale markets and in particular the steps being taken by investment banks to prevent trades from manipulating key benchmarks. Thomson...
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News
14 March 2014
Ecobank, the largest pan-African trade finance lender, has ousted its chief executive Thierry Tanoh following recommendations from the Nigerian banking regulator. His removal comes after...
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Feature
12 March 2014
Ed Hickman explains the legal and commercial issues surrounding the securitisation of trade finance assets  
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News
26 February 2014
Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has announced the expansion of its Latin America practice through the opening of an office in Brazil. NSF’s Brazil practice, based initially...
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Feature
16 February 2014
Courts are less than sympathetic when banks cite sanctions as reasons for non-payment says Grant Eldred
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News
30 January 2014
Trade banks breathed a sigh of relief on 12 January 2104 when the full text of the Basel Committee’s revised Basel III leverage ratio framework was published. The Bank of International...
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News
24 January 2014
The corporate banking division of Standard Bank has been fined £7,640,400 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for failing to comply with anti-money laundering regulations (AML). The bank...
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Feature
17 January 2014
Geoff Wynne reminds co-financiers of their responsibility to arrange transactions properly when sharing risk
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