The outlook for bank M&A in 2023

Norton Rose Fulbright partners Alan Bainbridge and Albert Weatherill argue that, even if 2023 won’t see the next big round of bank M&As, practitioners should expect a busy year nonetheless.

26 January 2023

What’s in store for 2023? Part three: regional issues

Some of the regulatory issues banks will face in 2023 cut across borders, but not all. In this final part of GBRR’s examination of the year to come, we asked practitioners in the US, UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong how local issues will play out over the next 12 months.

18 January 2023

What’s in store for 2023? Part two: climate risk and green finance

The last year saw regulators and international standard-setting bodies busier than ever before with new proposals and rules for the ESG realm. In the second part of our examination of the year to come in banking regulation, GBRR spoke with practitioners from the UK, US, Singapore, and Hong Kong about how climate-related regulation will further evolve in 2023.

11 January 2023

What’s in store for 2023? Part one: crypto

How will regulators grapple with crypto in 2023, after one of the rockiest years in the industry’s short history? In the first of three pieces examining what 2023 has in store for banking regulation, GBRR spoke with practitioners from Europe, the United States, Singapore and Hong Kong about the road ahead for crypto.

09 January 2023

DLT in 2023: Out of the blocks

Quant CEO Gilbert Verdian offers his four top predictions for what 2023 will bring the world of DLT regulation.

15 December 2022

The quiet death of “Singapore-on-Thames”

The torching of the UK’s regulatory rulebook to create a “Singapore-on-Thames”, foreseen by many as the future of the UK’s financial services regime following Brexit, has conspicuously failed to appear. Is there any more road left in the UK’s deregulatory journey?

14 December 2022

In-House: GBRR meets Nimesh Christie of Mizuho

“We all want the same thing, so let's work together to get that.” GBRR speaks with Mizuho’s senior legal counsel for EMEA regulatory change Nimesh Christie, about what he wants from external counsel, the importance of the compliance role within banks, and the importance of a banking regulatory community.

07 December 2022

AI: Should we bank on it?

While banks and fintechs have steeped themselves in artificial intelligence for nearly a decade, regulators and governments are just beginning to enter the fray. GBRR spoke to practitioners from CMS, Deloitte, London Stock Exchange Group and AI governance platform Holistic AI about how banks use AI, how it could change, and what they should expect from their regulators.

08 November 2022

“Sovereign, but within the context of a global industry”: former City minister opens GBRR Live London

Opening the first-ever “GBRR Live,” former City minister and architect of the Financial Services and Markets Bill John Glen MP spoke about how he had sought to balance “alignment with global norms” with an independent approach to regulation. Emma Siponmaa reports from London.

20 October 2022

Non-financial misconduct – where to draw the blurry line?

Global moves to tackle broader wrongdoing in finance will leave institutions grappling with evolving, ambiguous strictures for years to come, write Herbert Smith Freehills partner Chris Ninan and senior associate Michael Tan.

20 October 2022

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