Regulatory & Compliance – Examples of work

Just some examples of the work delivered by members of our team are provided below. Please click on the project icons for a brief summary of what we did for whom.

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    Brussels

    Advising a major electronics manufacturer on EU trade and customs law, and compliance with the WEEE and RoHS Directives.

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    London

    Acting on behalf of Hippodrome Casino Limited, we were successful in winning an appeal in the Southwark Crown Court for a licence to run a casino at the Hippodrome theatre in Leicester Square.

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    UK

    Advised a global IT supplier on the international transfer of personal data to jurisdictions outside the EEA and their processing of personal data outside of the EEA in compliance with the DPA.

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    UK

    Advise Tesco on all aspects of trading law, compliance issues including food safety, health and safety, labelling and advertising. Campaign advice includes liaising with regulatory interviews and court authorities, attending PACE.

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    Brussels

    Advised Chubb Insurance on the Europe-wide data protection implications of an offshore outsourcing and provided a solution to ensure data protection compliance in all the relevant EU Member States.

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    UK

    Advised Tesco in connection with the adoption and implementation of a group-wide data protection compliance programme and provided general data protection compliance advice across Tesco's UK business.

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    London

    Advising HSBC Private Bank Ltd in an ongoing US$300 million claim brought by two former customers. The claim arose out of the Bank's alleged wrongful delay in processing four payment instructions and refusal to provide information, due to (1) its making of authorised disclosures to the relevant authorities under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 when it suspected money laundering and (2) the tipping off provisions in the Act.

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    London

    Advising a leading investment bank in relation to its anti-market abuse compliance procedures. This involved an extensive review of its commodity trading operations and the compliance controls relating thereto.

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    Africa

    Obtaining worldwide freezing injunctions and advising a major African bank in ongoing High Court litigation against its former managing director. The value of the claim is in excess of £700m.

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    Singapore

    Advising a multinational energy group in relation to the legal and regulatory consequences of proposed energy trading activities in Singapore.

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    London

    Advised an FSA regulated entity on general compliance issues, including drafting a data protection policy and an employee data protection policy, and advising on their data protection registration.

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    London

    Advising Citigroup on the establishment of an OTC derivative product for fund managers. This involved establishing the product from scratch without the use of any previous precedent. The matter required a detailed knowledge of derivatives, clearing arrangements, outsourcing, regulation and investment funds.

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    London

    Instructed by the Futures and Options Association to draft detailed market abuse monitoring guidance in response to the FSA’s increased focus on market abuse monitoring.

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    London

    Representing an international insurance and reinsurance group in conducting an internal investigation and preparing a report to the FSA concerning alleged mis-selling and systems and controls relating to the sale of general insurance products; and representing the group in subsequent FSA enforcement proceedings and settlement negotiations.

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    London

    Representing an international insurance and reinsurance group in conducting an internal investigation and preparing a report to the FSA concerning alleged mis-selling and systems and controls relating to the sale of general insurance products; and representing the group in subsequent FSA enforcement proceedings and settlement negotiations.

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    London

    Representing listed companies, private equity houses, corporate brokers and a series of company directors in investigations by the FSA into suspected insider dealing and/or market abuse.

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    Brussels

    Making a complaint to the European Commission on behalf of a multinational client in relation to national import/export rules.

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    UK

    We acted on behalf of Tesco in the High Court following a challenge by the local police to the way in which Tesco wanted to operate their alcohol licences. We were successful in clarifying the position of the police as having no inherent right to object to the licence applications.

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    UK

    Acted for JD Wetherspoon in defending proceedings brought against premises supervisors by local authorities under the Licensing Act.

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    Western Europe

    Instructed by Macquarie to provide multi-jurisdictional advice on the regulatory requirements applying to various trading and banking activities in Europe. Among other things, this involved utilising BLP’s international network to provide advice in relation to a range of complex financial services regulatory issues.

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    London

    Representing senior management of a global financial services group in relation to the FSA’s investigation and enforcement proceedings for failing to implement effective systems and controls for the prevention of bribery and corruption in various overseas jurisdictions.

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    New York

    Acting for a senior officer of a global reinsurer in the context of the FSA investigation regarding the company's systems and controls for combating bribery and potential enforcement action by the US SEC and/or DoJ.

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    New York

    Conducting a financial crime risk assessment for a global insurance company into financial crime risks, including bribery & corruption and breach of UK and/or US (OFAC) financial sanctions regimes.

Example clients

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