UK cookie rules: are you compliant?
The UK Information Commissioners’ Office 12-month grace period for enforcing compliance with the new cookie consent rules has now expired. If you are not yet compliant, you need to take action. Over the course of the 12-month grace period, we have seen guidance released from, among others, the ICO, setting out its interpretation of the new rules; the International Chamber of Commerce, working with industry to publish a helpful guide for website operators; and the Internet Advertising Bureau, proposing a self-regulatory compliance scheme for online advertisers.
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Jurisdiction of the Hong Kong Courts re winding up and unfair prejudice petitions — offshore companies
Hong Kong law contains a number of provisions designed to protect the interests of minority shareholders, including the “unfair prejudice” remedies under section 168A of the Companies Ordinance and the Ordinance’s “just and equitable” winding-up provisions.
The EU’s banking union proposals, consolidating the European regulatory supervision of credit institutions
On 12 September 2012 the European Commission adopted legislative proposals, including a draft EU Regulation, to establish a single supervisory mechanism for banks which is to be led by the European Central Bank.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Shearman & Sterling is making its presence felt in the City, squaring up to magic circle firms and looking to muscle in on key relationships. Private equity house Bridgepoint is one outfit that has had its head turned by the US firm.
Imagine you’re the general counsel of London-based private equity investor BC Partners. You’re sipping on your coffee, hashing out the details of your imminent £382m investment into UK-based business publishing company Mergermarket.