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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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A quick guide to enforcement in the Cayman Islands download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 30-Jan-2015

A creditor who obtains a Cayman Islands judgment against a debtor for the payment of money has a number of options to enforce that judgment

Burned once again — new tax changes affecting international investors download subscription

Collyer Bristow 30-Jan-2015

Before Thursday 7 May 2015, the date of the next general election, the Conservative Liberal Alliance will make a number of changes to the UK tax regime as it applies to international investors.

Bankruptcy: are you owed enough? download subscription

Memery Crystal 30-Jan-2015

Earlier this month, the government published debtor-friendly reforms to the personal insolvency regime, which it is proposed will come into effect from 1 October 2015.

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Tax update — January 2015 download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 30-Jan-2015

The Luxembourg Budget law, abolition of the witholding tax system and a new circular on benefits-in-kind, plus more.

China proposes major reform of its inbound foreign investment regime download subscription

Minter Ellison 30-Jan-2015

On 19 January 2015, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published the draft PRC Foreign Investment Law (the ‘Draft’) along with an explanation paper, and called for opinions from the public.

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.

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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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UAE competition law: new regulations and potential effect on M&A transactions download subscription

Dentons 30-Jan-2015

Ever since the new Competition Law came into effect in the UAE in 2013 there has been uncertainty over its enforcement.

Enforcing contracts: the importance of careful implementation download subscription

Dentons 30-Jan-2015

In an Ontario Divisional Court decision the issue was the application of a termination clause in an employment contract where the employer violated the contract in the course of the termination.

Supervisor fined after workers exposed to asbestos dust download subscription

Dentons 30-Jan-2015

A supervisor with an asbestos abatement company have pleaded guilty to charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and was fined after workers were exposed to asbestos dust on a job site.

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Tax update — January 2015 download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 30-Jan-2015

The Luxembourg Budget law, abolition of the witholding tax system and a new circular on benefits-in-kind, plus more.

The VAT refund secured receivable from a customer admitted to concordato preventivo can be partially satisfied if liened assets value is lower download subscription

NCTM 30-Jan-2015

A company filed a plan for a concordato preventivo providing that creditors would be paid out of future earnings, which the Tribunal of Lucca refused to confirm.

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Competition/EU Briefings

UAE competition law: new regulations and potential effect on M&A transactions download subscription

Dentons 30-Jan-2015

Ever since the new Competition Law came into effect in the UAE in 2013 there has been uncertainty over its enforcement.

Paying for delay and patent settlement arrangements — the European Commission (at last) publishes the Lundbeck decision download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 30-Jan-2015

In 2013 the European Commission announced that it had fined H Lundbeck A/S in respect of infringements of Art 101 of the TFEU and the EEA Agreement. It has finally set out the basis for the infringements.

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