Financial Services Briefings
The issue of whether a document is a guarantee or an indemnity regularly comes before the courts.
Private equity funds in the Cayman Islands download subscription
This briefing explains the attractions for international managers, sponsors and investors of the Cayman Islands as the jurisdiction in which to domicile a private equity fund.
Serbia promotes changes in financial services legislation download subscription
In late 2014 the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Law on Payment Services and the Law on Amendments to the Financial Services Consumer Protection Law
Small suppliers ‘hit by public sector delays’ download subscription
One in three public sector clients are taking longer than a month to pay small and medium-sized enterprises for goods and services.
The need to be FIT: the FCA's ‘fit and proper’ test download subscription
On 15 December 2014 the Financial Conduct Authority issued a final notice in respect of Jonathan Burrows, a managing director and ‘approved person’ in a well-known investment company.
Government calls time on uncollected debts subscription
The Kay Review — what next? subscription
AIFMD Luxembourg implementation subscription
Banking and Finance Briefings
InCredit — new controller form for intragroup transactions; PPI complaints set to continue; and more download subscription
Addleshaw Goddard’s weekly publication provides information on current retail finance issues, regulatory and legislative developments, market watch and ASA adjudications.
Enforcement by the CSSF of 2014 financial information requirements download subscription
The CSSF has published a press release in connection with the monitoring of financial information prepared by issuers.
Serbia implements electronic signature in financial reporting download subscription
The procedure for annual financial reporting in Serbia has been modernised.
Over 50 per cent of Britons believe childcare should be shared download subscription
A survey from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has found that 83 per cent of potential future parents will consider taking advantage of the new rules that come into force in April.
Employing an ex-offender: where do employers stand? download subscription
The employment issues around employing individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offence.
Median pay rises drop to 2 per cent download subscription
Pay rises are currently worth more than inflation but only because inflation has fallen to a record low.
China’s new foreign exchange control rule on outbound and round-trip investment download subscription
Circular 37 simplifies the SAFE registration process for Chinese residents seeking offshore investments and financings and it liberalises cross-border capital outflow by Chinese residents.
From the firm of the week
Unexpected reform of the Electronic Communications Code download subscription
On 13 January 2015, the Government announced that a new Electronic Communications Code has been inserted into the Infrastructure Bill.
WSIB age cut-off for loss-of-earnings benefits not discriminatory against older workers: court download subscription
Ontario’s Divisional Court has decided that the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act’s age cut-off for loss of earnings benefits for older workers did not violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Canadian privacy compliance: time for your online checkup download subscription
The OPC stated that it ‘may’ be acceptable to rely on implied or opt-out consent when tracking and targeting individuals for online behavioural advertising purposes.
Conservative Party hints at inheritance tax reform download subscription
The unpopular duty is in line for review if the Conservatives win in the next general election.
Revised rates for Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) in Scotland download subscription
The Scottish Government has announced revised rates for residential properties under the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).
The Smith Commission: draft Scotland clauses download subscription
The UK Government published draft legislation on 22 January that aims to implement the recommendations of the Smith Commission for further devolution to Scotland.
FCA gets ready for concurrent competition powers download subscription
On 1 April the FCA will acquire competition law enforcement powers in the financial services sector.
Financial services Analysis
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
The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position?
A flair for innovation sets apart the banking and finance teams on this year’s shortlist for top honours at The Lawyer Awards