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Sulaiman Malik

Sulaiman Malik is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of the Private Funds Group.

Sulaiman advises clients on a range of UK and international financial regulation. He advises private equity funds, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds and other asset managers, as well as banks, FinTechs, broker-dealers and governments.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Sulaiman trained at Simmons & Simmons in London, where he was seconded to Brevan Howard. He has also spent time at the UK's Ministry of Justice and as an adviser to the Mayor of Brisbane, in Australia.

Sulaiman is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. He previously worked at Rare, a market-leading diversity consultancy, and provides pro bono legal advice to a range of community and civil rights organizations.

On 6 March 2024, the European Commission published a letter to the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”), in which it proposed certain amendments to the draft regulatory technical standards (“Draft RTS”) that ESMA had previously published in relation to Regulation (EU) 2023/606 (the “ELTIF 2 Regulation”).

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Welcome to the UK Regulation Round Up, a regular bulletin highlighting the latest developments in UK and EU financial services regulation.

Key developments in February 2024:

29 February

FCA Regulation Round‑up: The UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published its regulation round‑up for February 2024.

LIBOR: The FCA published a report containing the outcome of

Background

On 20 February 2024, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published guidance (the “Guidance”) on the implementation of the Consumer Duty.

The Consumer Duty came into force for “open” products and services (i.e. new and existing products or services that are open to sale or renewal) on 31 July

Following the turn of the new year, our UK Regulatory specialists have examined the key regulatory developments in 2024 impacting a range of UK and European firms within the financial services sector. The key dates have been distilled by the Proskauer team in an easy to read timeline with our commentary.

Download the 2024 European

On 18 December 2023, the European Union (“EU”) adopted its 12th package of sanctions targeting Russia, in continued response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine (“the Package”). A timeline of the previous 11 sanctions packages can be found here.

The Package introduces a number of new measures including:

  • Intra-group services: An

On 19 December 2023, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published its final report setting out its draft regulatory technical standards (the “Draft RTS”) on Regulation (EU) 2023/606 (the “ELTIF 2 Regulation”).

Please see our separate update here for a summary of the key changes proposed under the

Welcome to the Regulation Round Up, a regular bulletin highlighting the latest developments in UK and EU financial services regulation.

Key developments in December 2023:

21 December

UK / Swiss Regulatory Co-operation: The UK and Swiss governments signed an agreement on mutual recognition in financial services, the Berne Financial Services Agreement.

SME Test: The delegated

From 31 January 2024 the exemptions available from the restriction on communicating financial promotions appliable to high net worth (“HNW”) individuals and self-certified investors are changing. 

The updates are effected through the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) (Amendment) (No 2) Order 2023 (SI 2023/1411) (the “Order”) which was

On 14 December 2023, there was an initial agreement by the EU Parliament and the EU Council on the final text of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (“CSDDD”).

CSDDD is a significant and impactful piece of legislation that will require in‑scope companies to carry out due diligence and mitigate actual and potential adverse impacts on

On 4 December 2023 the European Supervisory Authorities (the “ESAs”) published their final report on updating the regulatory technical standards of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (“SFDR Level 2”). 

The updates proposed will vary in impact depending on a fund’s strategy, particularly impacting if there is any commitment to greenhouse gas emissions reduction or if