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Could crowdfunding ever be a viable way of financing litigation? download subscription

Stewarts Law 29-May-2015

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

Ogier 28-May-2015

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

Shepherd and Wedderburn 26-May-2015

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

Ogier 20-May-2015

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

Collyer Bristow 18-May-2015

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?

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Banking and Finance Briefings

Investment and corporate banking market study: FCA publishes its terms of reference weblink subscription

Walker Morris 2-Jun-2015

The Financial Conduct Authority has formally launched its investment and corporate banking market study and published the terms of reference.

Cayman Islands Court of Appeal rules on rights of non-registered investors to enforce shareholder rights download subscription

Ogier 2-Jun-2015

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal (CA) considered whether a beneficial owner of shares in a fund could seek to prove in the liquidation of that fund in respect of rights granted under a side letter.

Reforms in Kazakhstan and the creation of Astana International Financial Center download subscription

Colibri Kazakhstan 1-Jun-2015

The five reforms are the formation of a modern state apparatus, industrialisation and economic growth, nation of one future, transparent and accountable government.

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Corporate Briefings

Investment and corporate banking market study: FCA publishes its terms of reference weblink subscription

Walker Morris 2-Jun-2015

The Financial Conduct Authority has formally launched its investment and corporate banking market study and published the terms of reference.

Cayman Islands Court of Appeal rules on rights of non-registered investors to enforce shareholder rights download subscription

Ogier 2-Jun-2015

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal (CA) considered whether a beneficial owner of shares in a fund could seek to prove in the liquidation of that fund in respect of rights granted under a side letter.

Charities law: have your say on proposals to cut red tape download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 29-May-2015

Some pragmatic proposals in Law Commission paper, including on mergers. Take this opportunity to express your views.

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Canada: an unpaid dividend refund is not a refund download subscription

Dentons 28-Apr-2015

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

Dentons 28-Apr-2015

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

Dentons 28-Apr-2015

Important compliance issues for companies doing business in Oman.

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GRATA newsletter, May: US tax on slackers; Belarus social security rethink; and more download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 29-May-2015

Workers in rural tourism affected by changes to Belarus social security rules; and more

US: wealth management professionals beware download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 29-May-2015

New form-filling requirement applies even to entities that are disregarded for tax purposes.

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Competition/EU Briefings

Injunctions: a matter of (equitable) principle weblink subscription

Walker Morris 2-Jun-2015

In a case that will be of interest to employers, the Court of Appeal has held that a global insurance broker was entitled to interim injunctive relief to prevent a competitor from taking steps to attract its staff. 

E-commerce sector inquiry download subscription

Eversheds 28-May-2015

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.

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Financial services Analysis

  • HSBC – allegations of fraud, Switzerland

    Switzerland – Shaken then spurred

    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.

  • George Osborne index

    Pensions – Don’t take pot luck

    April’s pensions reforms give UK pensioners wider choice but employers face greater responsibility over schemes. Firms must be ready with the right advice.

  • Panel reviews

    Panel reviews 2014: The chosen ones

    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