• 28 Oct 15
    28 Oct 15

    Informa Insurance Conference – 28 October 2015


    “Tackling the new legal and risk challenges of The Insurance Act”

    Celso de Azevedo is to chair the Informa Insurance Conference on Wednesday 28 October 2015…

  • An update on the Reform of the York-Antwerp Rules

    Marine property insurers are the paymasters of the general average system. Following the promulgation of the York Antwerp Rules (“YAR”) 1994 hull and cargo insurers grew increasingly disenchanted with the YAR…

  • GTR Asia Trade & Export Finance Week Conference 2015 : 7 – 10 September 2015

    Thomas Cooper are sponsoring this years GTR Asia Trade & Export Finance conference in Singapore. London partner, Grant Eldred and Singapore partner, Mark Sachs will be attending, with Mark appearing as an expert panel member discussing China issues.

  • The Gherkin

    Finance Focus – Summer 2015

    Welcome to the Summer 2015 edition of Finance Focus, the e-update from Thomas Cooper’s Finance Group, in which you can review the latest legal developments in your area of finance and keep up to date with Thomas Cooper’s news and events…

  • The Gherkin

    “Shoot First, Ask Questions Later” – New FCA Senior Managers REgime

    by Alexandra Shipulina A new regulatory regime introducing personal liability and presumption of responsibility for individuals working in banking (the “SMR”) will come into force on 7 March 2016 and will replace the current Approved Persons Regime. The near-final SMR rules were published by the FCA in March 2015 and it is expected that the […]

  • The Gherkin

    Taking Stock in Trade Finance

    We have written recently in our latest winter issue (‘The English Law Pledge‘) about the need for bringing warehouse or collateral management companies into secured lending documentation in the context of achieving an English law pledge over inventory located in a warehouse. To achieve an effective pledge without actual possession of the inventory, a lender must […]

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    Fraudlent Charges and the Land Registry – Welcome News for Lenders

    by Kate Harrison The registration of title to land at the Land Registry is intended to protect those who own or who have registrable interests in land. The state guarantees the validity of those entries and those who suffer loss following the correction of a mistake may in certain circumstances claim compensation when the mistake […]

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    “EU Fourth Money Laundering Directive – What to Expect?”

    by Alexandra Shipulina On 25 June 2015 the Fourth Money Laundering Directive 2015/849 (the “MLD”) came into force. All EU member states will have until 26 June 2017 to implement its provisions, although, the UK may take steps transferring the MLD into the national law earlier so it is in place prior to the FATF […]

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    The Commercial Court: A New Financial List?

    by Grant Eldred and Hannah Brown The Courts of England and Wales have recognised that to meet the continuing needs of the international financial community the Courts will have to adapt to retain their premier position in dispute resolution. A consultation is now in process for the establishment of a new Financial List in the […]

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    Sanctions: Designated persons and persons under their control

    by Grant Eldred and Hannah Brown Elaine Hmicho v Barclays Bank plc [2015] EWHC 1757 (QB) A conservative interpretation of international sanctions regulations has gained support from the High Court’s decision in the recent case of Hmicho v Barclays Bank plc [2015] EWHC 1757 (QB). The bank in this case was found to be justified […]