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Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill download subscription

Dentons 29-Jan-2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is expected to produce a huge boost in SME receivables finance.

Removing a block to paying out shareholder dividends download subscription

Gateley 27-Jan-2015

How to resolve a dividends block created by losses made over a number of years.

Guarantees and indemnities and the ‘conclusive evidence’ clause weblink subscription

Walker Morris 26-Jan-2015

The issue of whether a document is a guarantee or an indemnity regularly comes before the courts.

Private equity funds in the Cayman Islands download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 19-Jan-2015

This briefing explains the attractions for international managers, sponsors and investors of the Cayman Islands as the jurisdiction in which to domicile a private equity fund.

Serbia promotes changes in financial services legislation download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 16-Jan-2015

In late 2014 the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Law on Payment Services and the Law on Amendments to the Financial Services Consumer Protection Law

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Plevin v Paragon — non-disclosure of the amount of PPI commission paid to the lender rendered its relationship with the borrower unfair weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Jan-2015

The Supreme Court has ruled that non-disclosure of the significant amount of commission earned by a lender created unfairness in the borrower’s relationship with it.

New insolvency regime for Russian individuals to launch in July 2015 download subscription

Dentons 29-Jan-2015

In late December 2014, Russia adopted major changes to its insolvency (bankruptcy) law.

Financial reporting standards: all change download subscription

Shoosmiths 29-Jan-2015

Companies in the UK are being urged to ensure that they are fully prepared for the effect that new financial reporting standards will have on their year-end accounts.

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Court sets aside arbitration award for serious irregularity weblink subscription

Ince & Co 29-Jan-2015

Lorand Shipping Ltd v Davof Trading (Africa) BV (Ocean Glory) is a rare example of a successful challenge to an arbitration award on the ground of serious irregularity under Section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996.

No change at the top: corporate and commercial download subscription

Gateley 29-Jan-2015

2014 again saw many small and mid-size companies encouraged to address continued shareholder activism and a keener focus on corporate governance.

Contractual terms to protect your database — a practical alternative to copyright download subscription

Shoosmiths 29-Jan-2015

The CJEU has handed down a ruling that may significantly affect owners of databases of information who wish to restrict how their data is used and those who make use of such databases.

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China’s new foreign exchange control rule on outbound and round-trip investment download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 14-Oct-2014

Circular 37 simplifies the SAFE registration process for Chinese residents seeking offshore investments and financings and it liberalises cross-border capital outflow by Chinese residents.

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Important changes in the rules on hiring and use of foreign citizens download subscription

Dentons 29-Jan-2015

Dentons describes certain important changes in the rules on hiring and use of foreign citizens that will enter into force on 1 January.

Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill download subscription

Dentons 29-Jan-2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is expected to produce a huge boost in SME receivables finance.

Criminal trespass and adverse possession download subscription

Dentons 29-Jan-2015

A criminal trespasser can acquire title to land via adverse possession.

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Important changes in the rules on hiring and use of foreign citizens download subscription

Dentons 29-Jan-2015

Dentons describes certain important changes in the rules on hiring and use of foreign citizens that will enter into force on 1 January.

Romania: Amendments to the special construction tax download subscription

Schoenherr 28-Jan-2015

On 1 January 2014, the Romanian Government introduced a new property tax, namely a tax on constructions. This tax has proven to be controversial.

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Global anti-corruption update January 2015 — what’s new? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 29-Jan-2015

December 2014 saw the first three convictions in the Sustainable Growth Group case, involving the fraudulent selling and promotion of investment products based on green biofuel. 

WongPartnership LawWatch: The IP, Media & Technology edition, January 2015 download subscription

WongPartnership 29-Jan-2015

The IP, Media & Technology edition of WongPartnership’s LawWatch

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