Financial Services Briefings
Could crowdfunding ever be a viable way of financing litigation? download subscription
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
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
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
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
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?
More lottery funds may go to good causes subscription
Supporting renewable energy in Serbia subscription
Landlord reimbursements: need to do or nice to have? subscription
Banking and Finance Briefings
Finance litigation briefing, May: declaration ‘not worth the paper it was written on’; and more download subscription
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
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
Financial Ombudsman Service publishes annual review; Wonga aims for reinvention in new payday lending ads; Woolsey v Payne; and more.
Charities law: have your say on proposals to cut red tape download subscription
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
Citigroup is to sell its £32bn stake in Yorkshire Water. Who next?
Doing business in Kazakhstan download
The government has introduced a number of financial support measures for businesses.
China’s new foreign exchange control rule on outbound and round-trip investment download subscription
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
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
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
Important compliance issues for companies doing business in Oman.
GRATA newsletter, May: US tax on slackers; Belarus social security rethink; and more download subscription
Workers in rural tourism affected by changes to Belarus social security rules; and more
US: wealth management professionals beware download subscription
New form-filling requirement applies even to entities that are disregarded for tax purposes.
E-commerce sector inquiry download subscription
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
Communities to decide on wind farms; HS2 go-ahead; anti-red tape bill; EU in-out vote; and other measures
Financial services Analysis
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.
April’s pensions reforms give UK pensioners wider choice but employers face greater responsibility over schemes. Firms must be ready with the right advice.
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