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This year the EU asset-backed securities purchase programme failed to generate enthusiasm, while an EU bond purchase programme continues to be discussed but not delivered.
On 7 December the final report was issued by Australia’s Financial System Inquiry. This briefing is a summary of the key points relevant to innovation.
Two recent decisions have clarified the heightened burden facing employers addressing whistleblower retaliation claims under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
A recent decision of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York highlights some of the complications involved with third-party funding in multijurisdictional disputes.
On 3 December 2014 the Resolution of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) came into effect, which prolonged the restrictions aimed at Ukraine’s foreign exchange market regulation.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in Hong Kong (PCPD) has released new Guidance on the Proper Handling of Customers’ Personal Data for the Banking Industry.
Focus: loans to enterprises by insurance companies — amendments to Regulation 36/2011 approved by IVASS
Law Decree no. 91 of 2014 has added a new provision to paragraph 2 of article 114 of Legislative Decree no. 385 of 1 September 1993.
Real Estate Gazette — international real-estate finance markets; developments in individual countries; and more download
In this edition of the Real Estate Gazette, DLA Piper brings together a range of articles dealing with the financing of real estate around the world.
On 29 October, 51 jurisdictions signed a multilateral agreement to participate in the automatic exchange of information under the Common Reporting Standard.
On 5 November 2014, a group of journalists placed about 540 rulings granted by the Luxembourg tax administration to some 340 companies active in a large number of industries.
Sovereign immunity vs commerciality: enforcing a foreign judgment against a nation state in Australia
The recent decision in Firebird illustrates the complex considerations involved in enforcing a foreign judgment against a foreign state under Australian law.
DLA Piper’s financial services international regulatory explores the news and legal developments that have affected the industry over the last month.
All-In@EiG 2014 — gaming in the cloud; patents on gaming and gambling technology; legal issues surrounding Bitcoin; and more
To coincide with the 13th European iGaming Congress and Expo, DLA Piper’s gaming team has launched All-In@EiG 2014.
Sale-leasebacks accommodate buyer and seller in today’s healthcare real-estate market: seven reasons why they work, five pitfalls to note
The recent spike in real-estate values is once again shining the spotlight on another useful financing tool: the sale-leaseback.
John Swinney, the Scottish government’s finance secretary, has announced the proposed rates and bands for the new Scottish property transaction tax.
The Financial Report — competitive review process for merging US banks; mirror trading; ESMA updates CRA data; and more download
The Financial Report offers financial news from the Americas, the Asia-Pacific and Europe.
By judgment no. 15224 rendered on 3 July 2014, the Supreme Court has extended the boundaries of the prohibition on insider trading.
On 7 October 2014, the AGCM and the IVASS signed a memorandum of understanding concerning the consumer protection on the insurance market.
John Swinney has announced the proposed rates and bands for the land and buildings transaction tax as part of the Scottish Draft Budget for 2015–16.
Mining company one day, technology company the next: explaining the hype around reverse takeovers/backdoor listings
This article gives a broad overview of what is involved in undertaking a backdoor listing and includes some of DLA Piper’s top tips in navigating a backdoor listing.