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Cum-Ex-related extradition: a sign of things to come?

October 17, 2022

A UK trader is facing extradition to Denmark to stand trial over the share-selling tax scandal Cum-Ex, but this cannot be viewed as an isolated case.

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Switzerland’s unique approach to ESG regulation

October 14, 2022

The alpine country has chosen a clever approach that simultaneously accommodates both domestic and foreign regulations.

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Boom and gloom? Predictions for European M&A in 2023

October 13, 2022

The M&A outlook in Europe is strong despite difficult macroeconomic conditions, and ESG scrutiny is set to be an increasingly key factor.


Incubator focuses on minority-owned start-ups

October 5, 2022

A new group of start-ups, fintechs included, have been selected for the Libra 2.0 programme, but rumours that the next UK government grant could go to a high street bank are troubling its participants.

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Cover story: Waiting on the ECB’s next move

October 1, 2022

The ECB’s attempt to counter inflation by hiking interest rates could potentially be a windfall for the region’s banking sector. However, with a recession looming, the ECB is poised to deploy other monetary tools to stabilise the economy. 

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José Manuel Campa: Crypto-asset regulation – managing the transition from paper to practice

September 30, 2022

The chair of the European Banking Authority discusses how industry participants and supervisors can prepare for enhanced regulatory obligations of crypto assets.

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Navigating the regulatory web of Russia sanctions

September 29, 2022

The US, EU and UK have imposed an increasingly complex regime of sanctions on Russia as the war in Ukraine has evolved.

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UAE sends positive signals in matching UK enforcement

September 29, 2022

The United Arab Emirates is consolidating its standing on the international stage as it leans towards reciprocity of enforcing judgements from the UK.

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Are Europe’s banks ready for recession?

September 28, 2022

Initially this crisis will be positive for banks’ earnings, and leaders will take rapid and bold steps in their attempts to outperform the competition. The time to act is now.

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UK credit card borrowing a potential minefield for regulated firms

September 23, 2022

Inflation and the rocketing cost of living are putting a strain on spending, creating issues for consumers and firms alike.

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