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Guarantees and indemnities and the ‘conclusive evidence’ clause weblink subscription

Walker Morris 26-Jan-2015

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

Mourant Ozannes 19-Jan-2015

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

Karanovic & Nikolic 16-Jan-2015

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

B P Collins 14-Jan-2015

 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

Gateley 13-Jan-2015

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.

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InCredit — new controller form for intragroup transactions; PPI complaints set to continue; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Jan-2015

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

Loyens & Loeff 22-Jan-2015

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

Karanovic & Nikolic 22-Jan-2015

The procedure for annual financial reporting in Serbia has been modernised.

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Corporate Briefings

Over 50 per cent of Britons believe childcare should be shared download subscription

IBB Solicitors 26-Jan-2015

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

Bates Wells Braithwaite 26-Jan-2015

The employment issues around employing individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offence.

Median pay rises drop to 2 per cent download subscription

B P Collins 26-Jan-2015

Pay rises are currently worth more than inflation but only because inflation has fallen to a record low. 

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China’s new foreign exchange control rule on outbound and round-trip investment download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 14-Oct-2014

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.

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Unexpected reform of the Electronic Communications Code download subscription

Dentons 23-Jan-2015

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

Dentons 23-Jan-2015

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

Dentons 22-Jan-2015

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.

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Conservative Party hints at inheritance tax reform download subscription

IBB Solicitors 26-Jan-2015

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

Shoosmiths 26-Jan-2015

The Scottish Government has announced revised rates for residential properties under the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).

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Competition/EU Briefings

The Smith Commission: draft Scotland clauses download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 23-Jan-2015

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

Shoosmiths 22-Jan-2015

On 1 April the FCA will acquire competition law enforcement powers in the financial services sector.

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