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CMA market investigation of retail banking: update and outline of process weblink subscription

Walker Morris 14-Jan-2015

On 6 November 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an in-depth investigation into both the personal current account sector and aspects of SME retail banking.

InSure — November 2014: EU Council agrees its general approach to IMD2; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 5-Dec-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the November 2014 issue of its InSure publication.

SME banking sector — is it time for change? download subscription

Dentons 26-Nov-2014

The Competition and Markets Authority has decided to launch an investigation into the PCA and SME retail banking sectors.

Loose lips sink banks download subscription

Dentons 17-Nov-2014

Information exchanges between competitors are regarded by the European Commission as being potential ‘object’ restrictions of competition.

CMA identifies competition concerns in retail banking download subscription

Dentons 14-Nov-2014

On 12 November, the CMA published details of the members of the investigation group and the timetable for its investigation.

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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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The FCA marches down the road to competition concurrency download subscription

Dentons 16-Jul-2014

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is currently preparing for the award of concurrent competition enforcement powers on 1 April 2015.

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Training for in-house lawyers in 2015 and beyond download subscription

Shoosmiths 30-Jan-2015

The SRA’s new training regime for all aspirant and qualified solicitors is expected to come into force from November 2016.

Progress in criminal cartel prosecution — more to follow? download subscription

Shoosmiths 30-Jan-2015

On 26 January 2015, two individuals entered pleas of not guilty to criminal cartel charges brought under the Enterprise Act 2002.

Contractual terms to protect your database — a practical alternative to copyright download subscription

Shoosmiths 29-Jan-2015

The CJEU has handed down a ruling that may significantly affect owners of databases of information who wish to restrict how their data is used and those who make use of such databases.

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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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