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UK retail finance market likely to face CMA investigation download subscription

Eversheds 28-Jul-2014

There should be a market investigation into the markets for banking services for SMEs and the supply of personal current accounts, according to the CMA.

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.

Does ex-ante regulation work? download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 26-Jun-2014

John Schmidt provides an outline of where we are in terms of ex-ante vs ex-post; reflects on past issues in sectoral regulation; and discusses future challenges.

The FCA’s 2014–15 Business Plan and annual Risk Outlook from a secured lending perspective download subscription

Eversheds 14-Apr-2014

As it moves into its second year as the FCA, the FCA has recently published its Business Plan for 2014–15 and its second annual Risk Outlook.

InSure — March 2014: 2014 Budget; the FCA’s new competition role; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 1-Apr-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the March 2014 edition of its InSure publication, which rounds up developments affecting the insurance industry. 

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Public participation in planning download subscription

Dentons 23-Sep-2014

One of the main themes at the Oxford Planning Law conference was the benefit of public participation in planning.

New California legislation mandates paid sick days for employees download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 22-Sep-2014

On 10 September 2014, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. 

Scotland votes ‘no’ in independence referendum: what does it mean? download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 22-Sep-2014

The following commentary provides a brief overview of the short to medium term changes expected in the post referendum environment.

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October 2014 — health and safety legislation download subscription

Shoosmiths 22-Sep-2014

From 1 October 2014, three new pieces of safety legislation will come into force in the UK. 

Scotland votes ‘no’ in independence referendum: what does it mean? download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 22-Sep-2014

The following commentary provides a brief overview of the short to medium term changes expected in the post referendum environment.

The perils of office jargon: ‘The WAOC, APM and AFR are ready for you’ — no, me neither download subscription

Baker Tilly 22-Sep-2014

Have you noticed how each firm develops its own special language in the form of three- or four-letter acronyms?

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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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Final allocation framework for contracts for difference weblink subscription

Walker Morris 23-Sep-2014

The Department of Energy & Climate Change has published the final allocation framework for the October 2014 contracts-for-difference allocation round.

How intellectual property issues are affecting retailers weblink subscription

Walker Morris 18-Sep-2014

The courts have decided a number of high-profile cases this summer in which retailers have been involved in intellectual property disputes.

The rise of article 8 ECHR defences to possession claims — introductory tenancies weblink subscription

Walker Morris 15-Sep-2014

Southend-On-Sea Borough Council v Armour is a tenancy repossession case in which the tenant invoked a successful article 8 defence.

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Cour de Cassation quashes decision that disregarded ICC rule on time limits to arbitrator challenges — two takeaways download subscription

DLA Piper 23-Sep-2014

This milestone decision further limits the scope for French courts to annul arbitration awards and reinforces the efficiency of France-seated arbitral proceedings.

English court upholds obligation to hold ‘friendly discussions’ before arbitration download subscription

DLA Piper 23-Sep-2014

This decision is in line with a possible judicial trend towards enforceability of good faith obligations under English law.

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English court upholds obligation to hold ‘friendly discussions’ before arbitration download subscription

DLA Piper 23-Sep-2014

This decision is in line with a possible judicial trend towards enforceability of good faith obligations under English law.

CFPB issues proposal to supervise non-bank auto finance companies download subscription

Dentons 23-Sep-2014

On 17 September 2014, the CFPB issued a proposal to supervise ‘larger participants’ in the auto finance market.

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