Europe, Middle East & Africa: The long arm

Author: | Published: 28 Jun 2017

For regulatory lawyers, 'extraterritorial' is becoming a bit of a buzzword. Seemingly not content with overseeing their own banks, asset managers or insurance firms, the world's regulators have over time, some more slowly than others, introduced far-reaching new provisions that give them the power to regulate others, too.

While it's been going on a while, the word is especially pertinent today as the post-crisis slog continues working its way through the legislative system. Meanwhile many in the developed world turn their backs on globalisation, some because, as they say, they are not interested in being governed...