Romania: new perspective on dawn raids and leniency following criminal legislation amendments download subscription
The entry into force in Romania on 1 February 2014 of the new criminal codes implementing laws brought important changes to certain non-criminal laws.
Cyber news Down Under: the Antipodean troll — a different kind of species? The tragic suicide of Charlotte Dawson download subscription
What a tragedy it is that it requires another suicide to regenerate widespread interest in cyberbullying, the phenomenon that has become the scourge of the internet age.
Luxembourg legal update — March 2014: enforcement of 2013 financial information, criminal settlement for Luxembourg and more download subscription
Arendt & Medernach has released its Luxembourg legal update for March 2014.
For or against the registration of trusts — why it matters download subscription
The EU Parliament has voted to introduce a trust registry as part of new anti-money laundering provisions.
CCTV monitoring in the workplace in Germany download subscription
There have been some high-profile cases involving the use of CCTV in Germany in recent years.
Criminalising cartels — the new rules subscription
CCTV in the workplace ― France subscription
Banking secrecy in the Cayman Islands subscription
Banking and Finance Briefings
FATCA update for Cayman financial institutions download subscription
FATCA imposes due diligence, information reporting and control burdens on a range of non-US financial intermediaries and investment entities.
Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions hits 50th jurisdiction milestone and enhances content download subscription
RMR provides detailed information on the restrictions applicable where an OFI markets or sells a range of financial products and services on a cross-border basis.
FATCA update for UK trustees download subscription
FATCA will apply to all financial institutions in the UK and will require all financial institutions to file reports.
New EU-wide rules on selling to consumers will apply from no later than 13 June 2014 download subscription
New rules will apply to most businesses selling to consumers in the EU, including to those selling online from outside the EU, from no later than 13 June 2014.
Gambling law in Germany — update 2014 download subscription
Last year — 2013 — was a considerably less eventful year for German gambling law than 2012, which saw significant reforms within the industry.
Truth be told: the new defence of truth under section 2, Defamation Act 2013 download subscription
The new statutory defence of truth is an attempt by the legislature to reflect and consolidate the ever-increasing body of case law that has developed over the years.
Corporate crime update: criminal prosecution of corporations — more likely and much harsher download subscription
After much anticipation, it has been announced that deferred prosecution agreements will become available in the UK from 24 February 2014.
From the firm of the week
Law Commission consults on Insurance Contracts Bill — February 2014 download subscription
The Law Commission is conducting a limited consultation on the first available draft clauses from its proposed Insurance Contracts Bill.
InCredit March 2014 — mortgages: Mortgage Credit Directive text published in OJEU; FCA publishes findings to MCOB survey; and more download subscription
The text of the Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) (2014/17/EU) has been published in the Official Journal of the EU.
InCredit March 2014 — market news: Paragon Bank launches under PRA new capital regime; and more download subscription
According to a company press release, Paragon Bank has become the first new bank to obtain a banking licence from the PRA.
Terminating long-term distribution agreements; the court’s approach to injunctions to prevent termination download subscription
The termination of a long-term distributor or licensing agreement is a serious step for any distributer or supplier.
TCPA Alert — litigation and regulatory compliance developments download subscription
Those who have had any involvement with Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation in the last year will be unsurprised to learn that TCPA lawsuits are on the rise.
Insolvency and restructuring Briefings
Directors take care: new guidelines to help interpret two of the Companies Act statutory duties of directors download subscription
We now have recent guidelines to help interpret two of the Companies Act statutory duties of directors.
What constitutes an insolvency-derived claim? download subscription
Fondazione Enasarco v Lehman Brothers Finance is an important decision in the context of characterising which claims will fall as insolvency-derived claims.
The regions might stand shoulder-to-shoulder with London on criminal justice issues but there is everything to fight for when it comes to commercial work
If criminal law practitioners, incensed by the Law Society’s pliancy to legal aid cuts, pass a motion of no confidence, they will open the way for more regulatory change
Legal aid changes could have a serious impact on junior barristers
Leading lawyers outline the challenges faced in managing and controlling risk in the wake of globalisation and ever more intrusive regulation
Copyright lawyers want legislation reformed and simplified to create a level playing field for movie distribution channels
Civil recovery actions have been identified as a powerful tool in the fight against financial crime. Nicholas Cox examines their progress to date and whether criticisms of them being used as an alternative to prosecutions hold any water
A move towards a more American approach in fraud pleas throws up new issues, say Rod Fletcher and Shula de Jersey
The Criminal Cases Review Commission is fighting on behalf of wrongly convicted prisoners – but is also fending off criticism for not being proactive enough. Jon Robins investigates