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Divorces are now taking longer download subscription

IBB Solicitors 8-Sep-2014

New research has shown that the average divorce now takes more than three weeks longer than it would have done less than a year ago.

Time to conserve your energy? Minimum energy performance standards for commercially rented property download subscription

Gateley 29-Aug-2014

In July, DECC published its consultation paper on the proposed Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations (Non-Domestic).

New sanctions increase uncertainty of shipments to Russia download subscription

Dentons 20-Aug-2014

The US Commerce Department’s BIS has issued a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations and imposing further export controls against Russia’s energy sector.

Enhanced transfer values — some findings download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 12-Aug-2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its thematic review into ‘enhanced transfer value pension transfers’ last month.

UK Consumer Rights Bill and the impact on financial institutions: major changes ahead download subscription

Eversheds 7-Aug-2014

This briefing sets out the three key areas that are likely to affect the financial services sector to the greatest extent.

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Fixed overheads under Capital Requirements Regulation clarified: impact on AIFMs and UCITS managers download subscription

Eversheds 16-Sep-2014

The European Commission has published a draft regulatory technical standard on own-funds requirements for firms based on fixed overheads under article 97 of the CRR. 

Group personal pensions — consultation on independent governance committees download subscription

Dentons 16-Sep-2014

Independent governance committees will need to be in place by the April 2015 implementation date.

Guernsey issues regulations to implement FATCA-based reporting download subscription

Carey Olsen 16-Sep-2014

Guernsey has published regulations to enable the administration and enforcement under Guernsey law of the intergovernmental agreements entered into with the UK and the US.

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Fixed overheads under Capital Requirements Regulation clarified: impact on AIFMs and UCITS managers download subscription

Eversheds 16-Sep-2014

The European Commission has published a draft regulatory technical standard on own-funds requirements for firms based on fixed overheads under article 97 of the CRR. 

Luxembourg reforms its bearer shares regime download subscription

Wildgen 15-Sep-2014

On 16 July 2014, Luxembourg adopted the law concerning the compulsory deposit and immobilisation of shares and units in bearer form.

Private trust companies in the Cayman Islands download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 15-Sep-2014

A private trust company is a privately owned corporate trustee whose sole purpose is to act as trustee to a trust or group of ‘connected’ trusts.

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Changes to the Luxembourg bearer shares regime download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 21-Jul-2014

Bill of law no. 6625, which will substantially change the legal regime applicable to bearer shares issued by a Luxembourg company, was adopted on 16 July 2014.

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Health Alert — Appleton v Norris; Psychology Board of Australia v GA; Reben v Medical Board of Australia; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 16-Sep-2014

DLA Piper has released the 15 September 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

California’s Automatic Renewal Law: are you giving your customers an unintended gift? Action step download subscription

DLA Piper 16-Sep-2014

What if you had to return all the revenue you received from every customer in California for the last several years? 

The SEC — now killing many birds with one ‘big data’ stone: five takeaways download subscription

DLA Piper 15-Sep-2014

The SEC has announced a mass action against 34 defendants for alleged violations of federal securities laws regarding reporting of stock holdings.

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Guernsey issues regulations to implement FATCA-based reporting download subscription

Carey Olsen 16-Sep-2014

Guernsey has published regulations to enable the administration and enforcement under Guernsey law of the intergovernmental agreements entered into with the UK and the US.

Tax alert: draft of general anti-tax-avoidance clause download subscription

Dentons 16-Sep-2014

On 10 September 2014, the Council of Ministers announced a draft amendment to the Tax Ordinance regarding the ‘general anti-tax-avoidance clause’.

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Competition/EU Briefings

The coffee capsule revolution: French competition authority opens up market to Nespresso rivals download subscription

Shoosmiths 11-Sep-2014

Following an investigation sparked by complaints from rival espresso coffee capsule manufacturers, the French Competition Authority has accepted commitments from Nespresso.

Slovenia: the Competition Protection Agency’s fining policy as a black box download subscription

Schoenherr 9-Sep-2014

The Slovenian Competition Protection Agency may impose a fine of up to 10 per cent of a company’s annual turnover for infringements of article 9 of the Competition Act.

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