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In June 2014, MOFCOM and SAFE promulgated the Circular Concerning Improvement of Filing Process for Foreign Invested Real Estate Enterprises.
Extension of the sanctions relief provided for in the Joint Plan of Action between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran
On 18 July 2014, the P5+1 (the US, the UK, Germany, France, Russia and China) agreed with Iran to extend their commitments under the Joint Plan of Action.
The mid-year trends in global antitrust enforcement paint a daunting picture for businesses currently caught in the crosshairs of a cartel investigation.
The corridor of uncertainty diminishes following another pro international arbitration judgment from the Indian Supreme Court
There is a critical issue for international parties who have contracted with Indian counterparties and agreed to refer disputes to international arbitration.
Asset managers continue to face significant regulatory challenges and 2014 marks the first full year of operation for many new regulations.
The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of a sovereign state restructuring on credit default swaps.
The Second Circuit has reversed the bankruptcy court that had granted recognition under chapter 15 to an Australian company that had not introduced any evidence of assets or operations in the US.
On 20 December 2013, the CFTC issued a series of comparability determinations for certain swap dealer and major swap participant business conduct requirements.
The power of MOFCOM is being felt at home and abroad, and investors must potentially be prepared to confront some significant and costly hurdles.
Prioritisation and globalisation drive higher fine totals from fewer investigations.
There is no accepted formula for dealing with many of the issues that arise in negotiating a joint venture.
While dealmaking remained generally quiet in most markets in Q3, there are signs that capital flows are shifting from emerging to more mature markets.
MAS has issued notices to banks on the requirements for conducting foreign exchange conversion in China via the Renminbi clearing bank in Singapore.
A global focus on reforming the over-the-counter (OTC) derivative market stems from the recent global financial crisis and involves regulators committed to the same objectives.
Since the multimillion-dollar collapse of Banksia, Australian finance companies are facing substantially tougher regulation than is presently in place.
Australia’s Future of Financial Advice regime is in full swing as compliance became mandatory on 1 July this year.
Here we provide a brief update on disclosure reforms relating to hedge funds and other retail-structured products that are deemed to be complex.
Closed-end funds that satisfy prescribed criteria are now classified as collective investment schemes.
With fresh economic concerns denting confidence and an eruption of political protest in the Middle East and Latin America, it is hardly surprising that deal markets remain quiet.
Changing the balance of protection for non-professional investors — the SFC’s proposals with regard to client agreements
In October 2012, the SFC published a report that considered the appropriateness of the use of so-called ‘exclusion’ clauses in client investment agreements.