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Extension of the Cape Town Convention to Cayman: implications for aircraft financing download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 20-Apr-2015

Cayman has taken a creditor-friendly approach to implementation. 

Insolvency: bring up the bodies – top tips on office-holders’ investigative powers download subscription

Gateley 20-Apr-2015

Two recent cases, both favourable to office-holders, have further developed guidance on compelling parties to produce information and documentation to insolvency office-holders

Major changes in regulation of obligations and contracts in Russia download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 15-Apr-2015

From 1 June 2015 signicant changes will be made to Russia’s Civil Code regarding the regulation of obligations.

EC insolvency regulation amendment draws closer download subscription

NCTM 7-Apr-2015

Proposal is intended to address enforcement issues.

Shipping: non-payment of hire – what can owners recover, and how? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 7-Apr-2015

An owner should terminate the charter in circumstances where it can show the defaults are sufficiently serious to deprive it of the benefit of the charter. 

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Switzerland’s anti-money laundering measures: has the fight against organised crime been successful? download subscription

Prager Dreifuss 21-Apr-2015

Financial intermediaries take centre stage as Swiss anti-organised crime measures are updated.

The impact of AIFMD download subscription

Loyens & Loeff 21-Apr-2015

It has now been more than 10 years since the Luxembourg law of 22 March 2004 on securitisation (the Securitisation law) was adopted

Foreign investment in the Indian insurance sector – the mega-reform download subscription

Khaitan & Co 21-Apr-2015

Foreign investment limit in the insurance sector has been increased from 26 per cent to 49 per cent, and other changes.

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Modernising Luxembourg corporate law download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 21-Apr-2015

Simplified form of company to be introduced; ‘sarl’ companies to become more flexible, and other proposals.

Preparing for the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 21-Apr-2015

There are a number of issues companies should consider now so as to prepare themselves for the changes.

The trouble with trading names in construction download subscription

Gateley 21-Apr-2015

After negotiations signing a contract should be easy, but sometimes the simplest things – like inserting the name of the company you are contracting with – can be problematic. 

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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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Changes to the UK immigration rules download subscription

Dentons 21-Apr-2015

Verity Buckingham of Dentons discusses the key changes to UK immigration rules, including the increase in fees for immigration applications and the reduction of visitor visa routes.

Russia: 2014 tax filing download subscription

Dentons 21-Apr-2015

Less than one month remains to the deadline for filing 2014 tax returns in Russia.

Planning: focus shifts towards freedom of information download subscription

Dentons 21-Apr-2015

Viability continues to shape planning, but the debate is moving towards wider issues of transparency and participation.

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Switzerland’s anti-money laundering measures: has the fight against organised crime been successful? download subscription

Prager Dreifuss 21-Apr-2015

Financial intermediaries take centre stage as Swiss anti-organised crime measures are updated.

Russia: 2014 tax filing download subscription

Dentons 21-Apr-2015

Less than one month remains to the deadline for filing 2014 tax returns in Russia.

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Competition/EU Briefings

Across the EUniverse, issue 1: e-books VAT battle; freedom of personal data; shareholders’ rights revisited; and more download subscription

NCTM 21-Apr-2015

Legal implications of the latest moves in Brussels.

The Google case and the quest for the right balance between competition and innovation download subscription

NCTM 20-Apr-2015

Longer term benefits alone (such as increased R&D investment) should not be included in the balancing exercise. 

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