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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. 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    19 January 2021
    Maybe you need a payment licence or maybe you do not? Recent developments in regulation of money services in Hong Kong.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/hong-kong/maybe-you-need-a-payment-licence-or-maybe-you-do-not

    In Hong Kong, any person who intends to carry out "money services" must apply for a money services operator ("MSO") licence from the Customs and Excise Department ("CED") under the Anti-Money Laundering and ...

  8. Legal news
    25 March 2020
    COVID-19: International Restructuring & Insolvency update
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-international-r-and-i-briefing

    As the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread across the globe, people and businesses are facing unprecedented challenges, both immediate and strategic. Governments in various jurisdictions have ...

  9. Legal news
    24 February 2020
    Blockchain in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Sectors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/blockchain-in-the-life-sciences-and-healthcare-sectors

    Blockchain is perhaps best known as the technology on which Bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies are built. Adoption of blockchain technology – especially in the financial services sector – has been rapid but in ...