Tyler Woollard
Tyler Woollard

Compliance Consultant


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  • House of Lords EU committee raises points on proposed Taxonomy Regulation post-Brexit
    on January 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The House of Lords EU committee has published a letter from its chair, Lord Kinnoull, to John Glen MP, economic secretary to the Treasury, on the proposed Regulation on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment (the Taxonomy Regulation).

  • House of Lords briefing report looks at UK serious and organised crime threat
    on January 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The House of Lords Library has published a briefing report exploring the nature of Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) in the UK. The authors of the report outline statistics of the threats, as well as the government’s and National Crime Agency’s (NCA) responses to them. For instance, in the report NCA director general Lynne Owens outlines statistics which highlight the growing problem posed by SOC. This includes referrals to the NCA of potential victims of modern slavery, which increased by 36% in 2018 compared with the year before—a rise of 80% since 2016—as well as financial losses from fraud which rose by 32% between April and September 2018. The authors of the report go on to look at the inner workings of the NCA, including its functions and its funding, the National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime in 2019, as well as other factors, including Brexit.

  • EU set for preparatory discussions on future EU-UK cooperation in criminal matters
    on January 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The European Commission has published slides from its internal presentation to the Council Working Party on 16 January 2020. The presentation covers the future of law enforcement and judicial cooperation in criminal matters between the UK and the EU post-Brexit, with the central objective being the security of citizens. There are four areas which to be negotiated—the exchange of security data, operational cooperation, anti-money laundering and counter terrorism cooperation, and combatting illegal migration. The EU has stressed the importance of retaining close cooperation for mutual benefit, while keeping in mind the UK’s future status as a non-Schengen third country, as set out in Article 50. Recommendations will be presented after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

  • European Parliament to change committee membership numbers post-Brexit
    on January 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The European Parliament has voted to redefine the number of members sitting in each of its 20 committees and two subcommittees. The change is to take effect upon Britain’s withdrawal from the EU and will reflect the new composition of Parliament as a whole. Committee composition is governed by the Parliament’s Rules of Procedure, Rule 209.

  • AFME report examines conduct supervision across four EU jurisdictions
    on January 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) and Linklaters, in collaboration with Irish law firm Arthur Cox, have published ‘Financial services conduct supervision: What to expect in four key EU jurisdictions.’ The report discusses the approach to conduct supervision taken by financial regulators in France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. It aims to help compliance teams meet the expectations of conduct regulators, and highlights current priorities such as anti-money laundering, market misconduct, MiFID II and sustainability.

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