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Sex discrimination and financial services: all is forgiven? download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 10-Jul-2014

Madarassey, Mezzoterro, Villalba: there was a time when the papers were full of reports of women with six-figure salaries taking on their employers in tribunal.

Funds and Australian derivative reporting download subscription

Minter Ellison 8-Jul-2014

A new derivative reporting regime will commence in Australia in 2015.

BVI approved managers regime download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 25-Jun-2014

The Investment Business (Approved Managers) Regulations 2012 provides an attractive ‘regulatory light’ option for qualifying investment managers and advisers.

Deemed agency and ‘unfair relationship’ download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 25-Jun-2014

The Court of Appeal has once again determined the issues of ‘unfair relationship’ and agency in the borrowers’ favour.

First R-QFII manager based outside Greater China to obtain CSSF approval for a R-QFII UCITS-compliant product download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 18-Jun-2014

Earlier this year, Ashmore became the first manager based outside Greater China to be granted a R-QFII licence by the authorities of the PRC.

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Top tips for financiers: directors in a financial crisis download subscription

Dentons 10-Jul-2014

The Dentons restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy group considers the English law position.

Top tips for financiers: dealing with a defaulting borrower download subscription

Dentons 10-Jul-2014

The Dentons restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy group considers the legal, commercial and practical issues.

Corporate News: ICSA Registrars Group guidance on articles of association and dividend distributions; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 10-Jul-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has published the June 2014 edition of Corporate News.

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Cayman Islands: important new legislation on third-party rights download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 11-Jul-2014

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Law 2014 is now in force.

Austria: ISO 19600: compliance management systems — guidelines download subscription

Schoenherr 11-Jul-2014

As a young and complex matter, compliance presents numerous challenges for organisations. This is partly due to the lack of global standards.

The Google ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling and its wider implications for real-estate businesses download subscription

Nabarro 11-Jul-2014

The implications of the Google ruling will be relevant to all types of business — including real-estate businesses.

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Wealth management and asset management sectors: what you should be aware of in FCA’s Business Plan 2 download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 9-May-2014

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s experts outline some of the key issues for which the asset management, wealth management/private banking sectors should prepare.

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Complaint handling by professionals download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 2-Jul-2014

Section 2 of CSSF Regulation No. 13-02 relating to the out-of-court resolution of complaints will enter into force on 1 July 2014.

‘Allowances’ used as part of the fixed remuneration targeted by the European Commission, co-legislators and the EBA download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 2-Jul-2014

The practice of introducing ‘position or role-based allowances’ is one of the elements underlined in the detailed analysis of EU banks published by the EBA.

First R-QFII manager based outside Greater China to obtain CSSF approval for a R-QFII UCITS-compliant product download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 18-Jun-2014

Earlier this year, Ashmore became the first manager based outside Greater China to be granted a R-QFII licence by the authorities of the PRC.

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Non-US investors in US real estate: tax challenges and solutions download subscription

DLA Piper 10-Jul-2014

Investment in US real estate by non-US investors is increasing.

Top tips: buying from an insolvent company download subscription

Dentons 10-Jul-2014

Dentons’ restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy group considers the legal, commercial and practical issues when buying from an insolvent company.

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Competition — stifle it at your peril download subscription

Gateley 10-Jul-2014

Any land agreement which may affect trade within the UK and has as its object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition within the UK will be void and unenforceable.

Twelve-month non-competition restrictive covenant enforceable against financial adviser download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 8-Jul-2014

Merlin Financial Consultants Ltd v Cooper, concerning 12-month non-competition restrictive covenants, suggests that they are easier to enforce in the financial services sector.

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