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On 12 December 2012, the European Union issued a Regulation establishing transitional arrangements for bilateral investment treaties between Member States and third countries.
Internet service providers have frequently been caught in the cross-fire in defamation claims, with claimants increasingly targeting them to get comments removed quickly.
The recent case of UBS Limited & UBS AG v. Regione Calabria  EWHC 699 (Comm) examines what happens when there are competing claims in the courts of different EU Member States in circumstances where one of the claims was arguably not properly brought.
The English High Court has recently allowed a commercial claim to be served on a defendant via Facebook and in the process has demonstrated that even the senior courts are willing to take advantage of the offerings of modern technology.
The UK Supreme Court has recently handed down a decision in a contentious and difficult application in the Lehman administration, a decision that fundamentally affects the allocation of client moneys in the Lehman estate.
In February 2010 the National Assembly of Kuwait passed Law No. 7 of 2010 on Establishing a Capital Markets Authority and Regulating Securities Activities.
The UK Information Commissioners’ Office 12-month grace period for enforcing compliance with the new cookie consent rules has now expired.
This is the third briefing in Latham & Watkins’ five-part Briefing Series on the Draft UAE Commercial Companies Law.
On 1 April 2012, a Dubai- and Asia-based ship building and repair company became the first company to commence a reorganisation proceeding in the Special Tribunal created by Dubai Decree No. 57 for 2009 and avail itself of Decree 57’s integrated legal framework.
The Securities and Commodities Authority has recently published amended market disclosure rules relating primarily to shares in companies listed on the Dubai Financial Market or the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
Following a public consultation process that began in April 2011, a number of key changes to the securities and capital markets legislation and regulations of the Dubai International Financial Centre take effect from 5 July 2012.
A distinguishing feature of the UK Listing Authority’s GDR listing regime is that an applicant may submit a listing application (including a listing prospectus) to obtain a ‘block listing’ for its GDRs under which ‘up to’ a certain number of listed GDRs may be issued against deposits of the applicant’s shares into the GDR programme.
This is the fourth briefing in Latham & Watkins’ five-part Briefing Series on the Draft UAE Commercial Companies Law.
In December 2011, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published its final rules, known as Basel III, modifying the Basel II regulatory capital accord for internationally active financial institutions.
From October 2012, the new UK pensions auto-enrolment regime will start to apply to the largest employers in the UK, being employers with 120,000 or more “eligible jobholders”.
In an important judgment handed down on Friday 27 July 2012 Justice Briggs, sitting at the High Court, Chancery Division, upheld a challenge to the commonly used restructuring technique of “exit consents” used in English law-governed bonds.
On 7 January 2013, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission published a time-limited final order exempting certain “non-US persons” from select regulatory requirements promulgated by the CFTC.
Against a backdrop of continued global economic uncertainty and risk aversion, mineral companies are generally better placed than companies in many other sectors to seek admission of their securities to the London Stock Exchange and access the international equity capital markets.
Under the Dodd-Frank Act, many categories of swaps will be subject to mandatory clearing.
The European Commission adopted a proposal on September 15, 2010 to harmonize the regulation of short sales and credit default swaps across the European Union.