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Compliance Event with Zug Commodity Association

HFW Partner Robert Finney and Associate Matthieu Moss will present a compliance seminar on Tuesday evening under the auspices of the Zug Commodity Association.

Date

3 March 2015

Location

Geneva

Summary

Robert will begin by addressing EU and US derivatives regulation, in particular the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act. He will providing an update on each piece of legislation and its interpretation. Robert will also address money laundering regulation, looking at the framework and what actions are considered by regulatory authorities to be money laundering, and particularly focusing on more sophisticated examples or indicators of money laundering. He will explain the forthcoming EU regulation on securities financing transactions (SFTs), which is set to cover commodities lending, repos and "economically equivalent transactions". Finally, Robert will consider bribery, giving an over-view of UK and US laws, the extra-territorial application of those laws and the increasing impact of prosecutions, and look briefly at how some other jurisdictions deal with bribery and money-laundering.

Matthieu will deliver an update on important recent developments in English law, focusing on shipping and trading cases. He will also discuss the law on bribery and corruption in Switzerland and how this is evolving, and highlighting particular areas to watch out for, including dawn raids and global prosecutions. Finally, Matthieu will provide a short update on sanctions.

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