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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.

New insolvency regime for Russian individuals to launch in July 2015 download subscription

Dentons 29-Jan-2015

In late December 2014, Russia adopted major changes to its insolvency (bankruptcy) law.

Update on the retail banking investigation download subscription

Dentons 27-Jan-2015

In January and February the CMA is conducting site visits, visiting a number of parties to the investigation to find out how they carry on their business and differentiate their offers.

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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.

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.

Measures for distressed undertakings of strategic interest download subscription

NCTM 30-Jan-2015

In Italy, measures have been taken to preserve the continuity of operation of industrial plants of national strategic interest.

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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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Banks launch fresh cybercrime drive download subscription

IBB Solicitors 9-Oct-2014

Financial Fraud Action UK has published figures showing that internet and telephone banking fraud increased 59 per cent to £35.9m during the first six months of 2014.

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Australian tax alert: bitcoin and cryptocurrencies — why the GST law should change download subscription

DLA Piper 13-Jan-2015

The Australian Taxation Office released a draft ruling on the Goods and Services Tax treatment of bitcoin transactions on 20 August 2014. 

Shale gale blows on in 2015 download subscription

Dentons 13-Jan-2015

This briefing highlights the ongoing interest in shale and the implications of the government’s emerging Infrastructure Bill.

Video: Life sciences — patent extension strategies and antitrust global update weblink subscription

DLA Piper 13-Jan-2015

DLA Piper’s ‘Life sciences: patent extension strategies and antitrust global update’ video covers global antitrust and competition issues including product hopping and reverse payment patents.

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The murky world of litigation budgets, recoveries and the proportionality sword download subscription

IBB Solicitors 30-Jan-2015

The Jackson reforms were supposed to cut costs and, in principle, this process worked in Thomas Pink Ltd v Victoria’s Secret UK Ltd.

Contaminated blood victims set to sue the government for compensation download subscription

IBB Solicitors 30-Jan-2015

Victims of a blood scandal that saw some 30,000 people infected with Hepatitis C from contaminated blood transfusions in the 1970s and 1980s are set to sue the Government,

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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.

Conduct set to be tightly pre-packed download subscription

Gateley 30-Jan-2015

With a pre-pack, the ability of the insolvency practitioner to sell a company’s assets without the approval of creditors – continues to be the main criticism of the practice

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