UK Government Publishes Draft Regulations on CCP Recovery & Resolution10/20/2023The draft Resolution of Central Counterparties (Modified Application of Corporate Law and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2023 were laid in Parliament on October 16, 2023. The draft Regulations provide for corporate law modifications and other amendments to ensure that the U.K. CCP resolution regime functions effectively. The Financial Services and Markets Act 2023 (discussed in our client note, "A Boost for U.K. Financial Services") expanded the CCP resolution regime, giving the Bank of England, as resolution authority, additional powers to safely resolve a failing CCP. Most of the provisions of the expanded regime entered into force on August 29, 2023, under the first commencement regulations made under the FSM Act. Using powers conferred by the FSM Act, HM Treasury, through the draft Regulations, aims to ensure legal certainty and coherence by amending provisions of existing legislation, such as the Companies Act 2006 and the Bank Recovery and Resolution (No.2) Order 2014. The draft Regulations are intended to enter into force on December 31, 2023.
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