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  1. Legal news
    09 September 2019
    The Importance Of Keeping Proper Financial Books And Records
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-importance-of-keeping-proper-financial-books-and-records

    A recent decision of Justice Rees of the Supreme Court of New South Wales confirms the importance of keeping proper financial books and records in the context of insolvency.

  2. Legal news
    18 June 2021
    Bank of England publishes discussion paper on stablecoins
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/bank-of-england-publishes-discussion-paper-on-stablecoins

    Earlier this month, the Bank of England (BoE) published its discussion paper ‘New forms of digital money’ (the Paper) setting out its approach to stablecoins and digital currencies.

  3. Legal news
    01 April 2020
    FIRB update: Reducing the monetary thresholds and extending the review period
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/firb-update-reducing-the-monetary-thresholds-and-extending-the-review-period

    On 29 March 2020 the Treasurer announced two significant changes to Australia's foreign investment rules. The changes are effectively immediately (but will not apply to transactions entered into before 10.30pm on 29 ...

  4. Legal news
    06 October 2021
    EBA Report on the Use of Digital Platforms in the EU Banking and Payments Sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/eba-report-on-the-use-of-digital-platforms-in-the-eu-banking-and-payments-sector

    On 21 September 2021, the EBA published a Report on the use of digital platforms in the EU banking and payments sector (see here), as it is a growing phenomenon in line with the wider digitisation of all sectors of the ...

  5. Legal news
    02 August 2021
    EU publishes package of legislative proposals aimed at strengthening AML/CFT rules
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/eu-publishes-package-of-legislative-proposals-aimed-at-strengthening-aml-cft-rules

    On 20 July 2021, the European Commission published a package of legislative proposals aimed at strengthening the EU's anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. The AML package is ...

  6. Twobirds news
    10 October 2019
    Bird & Bird launches an international report on the potential application of blockchains and the criteria for fresh regulation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/bird-and-bird-launches-an-international-report-on-the-potential-application-of-blockchains

    International law firm Bird & Bird today launches a report, "Blockchains uncut: risks, rewards and regulations" which explores the potential application of blockchain technologies and highlights where new regulation may ...

  7. Legal news
    19 June 2020
    How the grass can be greener in Singapore: green lending in Asia Pacific
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/singapore/how-the-grass-can-be-greener-in-singapore-green-lending-in-asia-pacific

    Sandra Seah, Chelsea Chan and Eef Gerard Van Emmerick spoke to Max Latchmore in our London Sustainability Group to discuss LYS Energy’s (LYS) recent Green Loan run through our Singapore office.

  8. Legal news
    06 September 2021
    EBA draft guidelines on PSD2 limited network exclusion - for consultation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/eba-draft-guidelines-on-psd2-limited-network-exclusion

    On 15 July 2021, the EBA published draft guidelines on the PSD2 limited network exclusion (Article 3(k) PSD2 – LNE). The guidelines are addressed at national competent authorities (NCAs) and are meant to help them in ...

  9. Legal news
    19 July 2021
    Take 2: Changes to German legislation allowing access to the iPhone's NFC antenna
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/germany/changes-to-german-legislation-allowing-access-to-the-iphone's-nfc-antenna-take-2

    Germany will introduce changes to its legislation regarding the access to technical infrastructure by payment service providers in Spring 2022.

  10. Legal news
    06 May 2021
    Bigtech entry in the payment sector raises potential competition law risks according to the French Competition Authority
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/bigtech-entry-in-the-payment-sector-raises-potential-competition-law-risks

    On 29 April The French Competition Authority (FCA) published its report on the Fintech sector (available here, in French). This report follows its payment sector inquiry launched in January 2020, which primarily focused ...