Other publications from the RegZone Brexit news feed
ESMA: Board of supervisors meeting
ESMA has now published the minutes of its meeting held on 26 March 2019. Topics include Brexit.
Courts and Tribunals Judiciary: Speech by Sir Nicholas Hamblen: Litigating financial disputes in London and the financial list
Text of this speech, given on 7 May 2019, follows in which Sir Nicholas Hamblen discusses potential impact of Brexit on the financial list. The full speech can be accessed here.
Courts and Tribunals Judiciary: Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos: The effect of Brexit on financial services disputes in London
Text of this speech, given on 7 May 2019, follows in which Sir Geoffrey Vos discusses the position of English law and UK jurisdiction post-Brexit and developments in fintech affecting international dispute resolution. The fuylls peech can be accessed here.
FCA: Board minutes
FCA has now published Board minutes from its 28 March 2019 board meeting. Topics include: Brexit; FCA's business plan; supervision of certain cryptoasset businesses for AML purposes; issues concerning the regulatory perimeter and the regulation of mini-bonds; duty of care and rules to permanently prohibit the sale of binary options to retail clients. The minutes can be accessed here.
FCA: Speech by Christopher Woolard: Financial conduct regulation in a restless world
Text of this speech, given on 8 May 2019 follows. Topics include: FCA's Business Plan; the future of regulation; the recent intergenerational discussion paper; Brexit and innovation/data/data ethics. The full speech can be accessed here.
HoC: CETA: the EU-Canada free trade agreement
This HoC Library briefing note sets out information on CETA, a free trade agreement between the EU and Canada, including discussion of the impact of Brexit. The briefing paper can be accessed here.
BoE: Speech by Sir Jon Cunliffe: Financial stability post Brexit: risks from global debt
Text of this speech, given on 7 May 2019 follows, in which Sir Jon Cunliffe discusses aspects of financial stability risks post-Brexit, including with regard to financial regulation. The full speech can be accessed here.
HMT: Draft Brexit SI - The Financial Services (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019
This draft SI proposed amendment to various existing Brexit SIs. The SI can be accessed here and the explanatory notes here.
HoC: European Union Committee publishes its tenth international agreements report
This reports considers two Brexit-related international agreements: one between the UK and the CARIFORUM States; and one between the UK and the Republic of Indonesia on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade in Timber Products into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Both agreements are continuity agreements which seek to replicate existing agreements the UK is currently party to through its membership of the EU. The report can be accessed here.
FCA: Handbook Notice 65
The FCA has published Handbook Notice 65 which sets out amendments to the FCA Handbook, binding technical standards and other material made by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Board under its legislative and other statutory powers on 28 March and 9 April 2019. The Handbook notice can be accessed here.
ESMA updates publication schedule for transparency calculations in May and June 2019
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) considers, that following the extension of Article 50(3) in relation to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, it is necessary to provide clarity to stakeholders that transparency calculations due in May and June as well as in the following months will now be published. The full publication can be accessed here.
HoC Library: Brexit questions in national and EU courts
It has been predicted that Brexit issues will give rise to many legal actions in UK and other Member States' courts, and the Court of Justice of the EU. While there have not yet been a great many, several cases have been brought by UK citizens living in other EU Member States, while other cases have been interesting for their implications for the UK's future relations with the EU. This paper looks at issues that have been the subject of legal action in UK and EU courts. The briefing paper can be accessed here.
HoC Library: Briefing 2018 CJEU Judgments in Summary
This briefing paper summarises a selection of Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) judgments from 2018. The briefing paper can be accessed here.
PMO: Statement by PM Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
Text of statement from PM Theresa May from 26 April 2019. The full statement can be accessed here.