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Extortionate credit terms: a get out of jail free card? download

Gateley 22-Dec-2014

What the law (s244) says about credit terms once a company has fallen into insolvency

Can documents labelled ‘without prejudice’ be admissible? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 19-Dec-2014

The answer is yes, if they were not created as part of a genuine attempt to settle an existing dispute. 

AIFMD Luxembourg implementation download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 17-Dec-2014

Luxembourg has now fully implemented the AIFMD. This will reinforce the country’s position as a global investment fund hub.

‘Single-sided’ derivatives reporting for Phase 3B entities download subscription

Minter Ellison 16-Dec-2014

The federal government has confirmed there will be ‘single-sided’ reporting for Phase 3B entities. 

BWB response to Consultation Paper 14/22 on the FCA’s co-operative registration function download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 15-Dec-2014

In this consultation response, BWB provides its views on the FCA’s proposals and makes recommendations both in respect of the FCA’s exercise of its registration function and regulation of co-operative societies more generally.

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MiFID2: ESMA publishes first technical advice download subscription

Dentons 24-Dec-2014

ESMA follow-up papers address aspects of delegated legislation and technical standards to be made under MiFID 2 and MiFIR.

Loan sales – what borrowers need to know download subscription

Collyer Bristow 23-Dec-2014

Banks have become very active in recent months selling off large portfolios of loans.

Protected Cell Companies download

Mourant Ozannes 22-Dec-2014

Guernsey was the first jurisdiction to introduce the concept of a protected cell company but the Companies Law has effectively modernised it.

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The UK Bribery Act: The practical difficulties for financial services companies download subscription

PwC 24-Dec-2014

    The practical difficulties facing companies wishing to implement a robust response to the UK Bribery Act should not be underestimated.  

Amendments to Russian de-offshorisation law download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 24-Dec-2014

New amendments to the Russian Tax Code regarding de-offshorisation will enter into force on 1 January 2015.

Key employment law developments in 2014 download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

Addleshaw Goddard looks back at the key legislative developments for 2014.

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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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MiFID2: ESMA publishes first technical advice download subscription

Dentons 24-Dec-2014

ESMA follow-up papers address aspects of delegated legislation and technical standards to be made under MiFID 2 and MiFIR.

Carrying on business and extra-provincial registration download subscription

Dentons 23-Dec-2014

All Canadian businesses that are incorporated must complete an extra-provincial registration if they ‘carry on business’ in a province other than the jurisdiction of incorporation.

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law applies to software from 15 January download subscription

Dentons 23-Dec-2014

CASL applies to the installation of ‘computer programs’ — software, apps and other programs — on the computer or device of another person.

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Amendments to Russian de-offshorisation law download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 24-Dec-2014

New amendments to the Russian Tax Code regarding de-offshorisation will enter into force on 1 January 2015.

The new statutory test for mistake under the microscope download subscription

Ogier 23-Dec-2014

These two cases are helpful in terms of how the court sees the inter-relationship between the new article 47 test for mistake and the pre-existing provision of the TJL at article 11.

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Financial Regulatory Developments — EP agrees MLD 4 progress; FCA pleased with post-RDR review; and more download subscription

Dentons 22-Dec-2014

Dentons has released the 22 December 2014 issue of its Financial Regulatory Developments (FReD) publication. 

Slovenia: Changes to food legislation – Part I download subscription

Schoenherr 22-Dec-2014

 The Regulation 1169/2011 on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers has now became directly applicable in Slovenia.

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