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Could crowdfunding ever be a viable way of financing litigation? download subscription

Stewarts Law 29-May-2015

It is hard to see a role for crowdfunding in commercial litigation at present, given the healthy state of the third-party funding market.

BVI funds products for start-up investment managers download subscription

Ogier 28-May-2015

The BVI has published the Securities and Investment Business (Incubator and Approved Funds) Regulation. These Regulations introduce two new funds products into the BVI’s funds offering,

New financial services expedited arbitration procedure introduced download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 26-May-2015

A new expedited arbitration procedure, designed specifically with the financial services sector in mind, seeks to address perceived shortcomings.

BVI launches two funds products download subscription

Ogier 20-May-2015

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission has introduced two new funds products, the ‘Incubator Fund’ and the ‘Approved Fund’.

What are we to make of the UK 2015 Election for the non-dom rules? download subscription

Collyer Bristow 18-May-2015

What will those who are or have been thinking of coming to England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland to live here for some time, but not indefinitely, do?

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Finance litigation briefing, May: declaration ‘not worth the paper it was written on’; and more download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 29-May-2015

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s finance litigation experts bring you the latest on the cases and issues affecting the lending industry.  

Regulation on debit and credit card interchange fees will enter into force on 8 June 2015 download subscription

Eversheds 28-May-2015

The regulation applies caps on the interchange fees charged by cardholders’ banks to merchants’ banks every time a consumer makes a card-based purchase.

Retail finance round-up: legal, regulatory and industry news download subscription

Eversheds 28-May-2015

Financial Ombudsman Service publishes annual review; Wonga aims for reinvention in new payday lending ads; Woolsey v Payne; and more.

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Corporate Briefings

Charities law: have your say on proposals to cut red tape download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 29-May-2015

Some pragmatic proposals in Law Commission paper, including on mergers. Take this opportunity to express your views.

UK water industry – consolidation or fragmentation? download subscription

Eversheds 27-May-2015

Citigroup is to sell its £32bn stake in Yorkshire Water. Who next? 

Doing business in Kazakhstan download

Baker & McKenzie 27-May-2015

The government has introduced a number of financial support measures for businesses. 

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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.

From the firm of the week

Canada: an unpaid dividend refund is not a refund download subscription

Dentons 28-Apr-2015

We hope the CRA will align its assessing position with the clear interpretation of the Tax Court.

A new leaf: giving clients the bad news download subscription

Dentons 28-Apr-2015

Failing to properly communicate with clients is a violation of the ethics rules and an oft-cited basis for malpractice claims.

Oman's new competition law download subscription

Dentons 28-Apr-2015

Important compliance issues for companies doing business in Oman.

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GRATA newsletter, May: US tax on slackers; Belarus social security rethink; and more download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 29-May-2015

Workers in rural tourism affected by changes to Belarus social security rules; and more

US: wealth management professionals beware download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 29-May-2015

New form-filling requirement applies even to entities that are disregarded for tax purposes.

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Competition/EU Briefings

E-commerce sector inquiry download subscription

Eversheds 28-May-2015

In the e-commerce sector it is believed that companies who engage in selling via the internet may be employing methods to restrict online trade.

A Queen’s Speech to cut red tape download subscription

B P Collins 28-May-2015

Communities to decide on wind farms; HS2 go-ahead; anti-red tape bill; EU in-out vote; and other measures

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  • HSBC – allegations of fraud, Switzerland

    Switzerland – Shaken then spurred

    Tax evasion allegations and the uncapping of the Swiss franc have kept the country in the headlines recently, but it’s all good for lawyers.

  • George Osborne index

    Pensions – Don’t take pot luck

    April’s pensions reforms give UK pensioners wider choice but employers face greater responsibility over schemes. Firms must be ready with the right advice.

  • Panel reviews

    Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones

    Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all