Regulatory and compliance
The FCA has published a Consultation Paper (CP13/17) on the use of dealing commission rules for investment managers.
Taylor Wessing has published its Radar: Technology & Communications Update for December 2013. This section focuses on communications.
On 27 November 2013, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development released draft proposed regulations on the recently enacted California Competes Tax Credit.
Taylor Wessing has published its Radar: Technology & Communications Update for December 2013. This section focuses on apps.
Taylor Wessing has published its Radar: Technology & Communications Update for December 2013. This section focuses on cyber security.
Taylor Wessing has published its Radar: Technology & Communications Update for December 2013. This section focuses on data protection.
Taylor Wessing has published its Radar: Technology & Communications Update for December 2013. This section focuses on intellectual property.
Taylor Wessing has published its Radar: Technology & Communications Update for December 2013. This section focuses on intermediary liability.
Taylor Wessing has published its Radar: Technology & Communications Update for December 2013. This section focuses on media and social media.
Allen & Overy, on behalf of the Republic of Cuba, is challenging Australia’s Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 legislation.
November saw the Pensions Regulator Code on the governance and administration of occupational defined contribution (DC) trust-based pension schemes come into force.
Part II provides an overview of the procurement process and what Japan is likely to expect from tenderers from commercial, compliance and cultural perspectives.
Each EU member state has different mandatory legal requirements protecting players, and these requirements generally apply to the terms that games businesses enter into with them.
This is the second of two looks at new measures being introduced by the Revenue to crack down on what it perceives as the use of partnerships for tax avoidance purposes.
In the mobile environment, data can be collected and shared with ease. Each individual’s privacy must be strictly protected, no matter what platform/technology is used.
The Cayman Islands and US governments have entered into an agreement paving the way for the automatic exchange of tax information under FATCA.
Allen & Overy has hired partner Peter McDonald from Herbert Smith Freehills to build up the firm’s antitrust and competition practice in Australia.
ASIC has released its updated Information Sheet 155, ‘Complying with requirements for superannuation products and simple managed investment schemes’.
Rules to support the new framework for Commonwealth agencies, authorities and companies will be made under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.
The federal government has released a discussion paper seeking feedback on measures to improve super fund governance.
Superannuation discussion paper released addressing regulation, governance, transparency and competition download
The Commonwealth assistant treasurer has released a discussion paper, Better regulation and governance, enhanced transparency and improved competition in superannuation, for public consultation.
The FCA has answered questions from consumer credit businesses about its proposed approach to regulation as set out in its October consultation paper.
Litigators have been warned: failure to comply, for which there is no good reason, will not usually attract relief from sanction.
Pensions news — November 2013 download
Nabarro has released the October 2013 issue of its Pensions Update, which discusses money purchase benefits among other topics.
ASIC is proposing to update and broaden its current employee share scheme class-order relief and regulatory guidance in response to developments in market practice and the need for clarity.
Australia and New Zealand are ideally positioned to take advantage of the strong demand for energy from Asia.
Debevoise & Plimpton partner Geoffrey P Burgess has been named as one of six new members on AVCA’s Legal & Regulatory Committee.
Pharmaceutical sector — clarification on approach to market definition for prescription medicines download
A recent decision by the Court of Appeal provides useful guidance on the correct approach to defining the market in relation to pharmaceutical products.
The Court of Appeal has recast the guidance concerning the circumstances in which the English Court should stay patent proceedings before pending the outcome of related EPO proceedings.
Nabarro’s quick guide shows you how auto-enrolment will affect your business and provides you with a list of your obligations.
The FCC recently approved a consent decree involving a broadcaster with TV stations in California, Utah and Texas accused of airing indecent and profane content.
DECC has issued a consultation seeking industry opinion on a tidy-up of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme on two issues.
Taylor Wessing’s new fixed-fee service is specifically designed to ensure technology SMEs are fully compliant with the law.
Whistleblowing in Luxembourg download
Whistleblowing is the process of reporting wrongful, unethical or unlawful behaviour or misconduct internally or externally, i.e. to a third-party organisation.
This briefing from Wragge & Co sets out an overview of the draft regulations and a table summarising the key amendments.
DLA Piper’s Global Financial Markets Insight guides users of finance through the vast array of financial products and financing techniques that are now available.
Governance News — 26 November 2013 download
Governance News from Minter Ellison summarises the top headlines in corporate governance this week.
Disclosure following patient deaths has become a ‘hot topic’ in recent times and particularly since the events in Mid Staffordshire and Morecambe Bay.
When a death occurs in the health and care sector, it is important to identify risks that might cause deaths in the future and make sure you take action immediately.
Over recent weeks, the P5 1 have been engaged in discussions with Iran with the aim of reaching an agreement over Iran’s nuclear programme.
Ogier in Cayman has announced that US fund managers participating in the 2013 Hedge Funds Review Service Provider Rankings have ranked as Ogier number one.
The Financial Conduct Authority consultation paper — regulatory fees and levies: policy proposals for 2014–15
The Financial Conduct Authority will take over the regulation of consumer credit from the Office of Fair Trading on 1 April 2014.
The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2013 has now been passed and will come into effect on a day to be appointed by proclamation.
The Queensland government has released the Property Occupations Bill 2013, which is expected to address property industry concerns about contract disclosures.
Bar leaders have been carpeted for applying unfair influence on regulators over changes to professional rules and for spying on independent private meetings.
The Pensions Regulator’s new Code of Practice no. 13, ‘Governance and administration of occupational defined contribution trust-based pension schemes’, has come into force.
The Dodd-Frank Act amended section 4a of the CEA to require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to establish position limits on an aggregate basis.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change has published a response to its consultation on the implementation of the Recast WEEE Directive 2012
Making dismissals on an administration and impact of TUPE — Walker Morris represents Crystal Palace FC at the Court of Appeal
Crystal Palace FC went into administration in January 2010 to avoid the prospect of liquidation.
The federal government has released the draft terms of reference for the Financial System Inquiry, to be led by the former CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
US-Swiss voluntary disclosure programme: deadlines are looming — Swiss banks need not panic, but must act swiftly and thoughtfully download
The voluntary bank disclosure programme between Switzerland and the US offers worried Swiss banks the possibility of peace of mind from future prosecution.
Hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, to extract shale gas from deep rock formations, has recently been much in the news in Europe.
DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 2, No. 21) of The Financial Report.
Glen Meyer, partner at Arendt & Medernach, identifies three strategic trends that will characterise part of the financial services industry next year.
Ogier has announced that partners Steve Meiklejohn and Philip Le Cornu have been included in Private Client Practitioner’s Top 50 Most Influential list.
Audrey Williams has commented on the recent vote by the European Parliament in favour of a directive to boost the presence of women in Europe’s boardrooms.
UK Court of Appeal's award of compensation following breach of Data Protection Act could open floodgates download
In a groudbreaking case, the Court of Appeal recently awarded compensation to an individual for distress following a breach of Section 13(2) of the Data Protection Act 1998.
It has been more than three years since the Financial Conduct Authority brought into effect its ‘new’ penalties regime for regulatory misconduct.
Regulatory risk update: online sales restrictions under scrutiny of European Antitrust Authorities download
Competition authorities in Europe are clamping down on restrictions or bans on online sales, especially sales over internet platforms such as Amazon and eBay.
Mark Jones will be joining Hogan Lovells’ antitrust, competition and economic regulation (ACER) practice as a partner in the London office.
Earlier this year, the DWP consulted on proposals to ‘consolidate, harmonise and simplify’ the existing disclosure regime.
The EU has issued a set of rules to make sure that the way public bodies buy does not distort competition nor affect trade between member states.
The Public Sector Equality Duty was brought in by the Equality Act 2010 and came into force in April 2011.
KPMG has welcomed the International Accounting Standards Board’s new general hedge accounting standard — IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (2013).
New York insurers’ investments in firms engaged in Iranian energy sector activities treated as ‘nonadmitted’ download
New York has enacted Chapter 481 of the Laws of 2013, which adds a new section 1415 to the New York Insurance Law effective 11 February 2014.
The government needs to plan, think and act differently if it is to be prepared for the global megatrends increasingly straining the world’s resources, according to KPMG.
The SEC has voted unanimously to propose Regulation Crowdfunding, the rules related to the offer and sale of securities through crowd-funded private offerings.
Through new legislation, we can read the the China Securities Regulatory Commission’s attitude regarding path selection on the reform of the asset-management business.
Commenting as two new companies plan to list on AIM, Eversheds believes the listings are indicative of wider comfort with the regulatory regime.
In September 2012, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation on in vitro diagnostic medical devices.
Antitrust authorities in Europe are getting more and more rigid with regard to clauses that restrict or ban online sales.
On 30 October 2013, the third ordinance amending the fruit juice and soft drink regulation and other foodstuff-related provisions was published in the Federal Law Gazette.
Conyers Dill & Pearman is co-sponsoring the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s upcoming seminar, The Pros and Cons of Offshore Centres.
Dacheng has been named as an outstanding legal aid provider by the Beijing Bureau of Justice.
Simon Crossley of Eversheds has commented in response to calls from the pharmaceutical industry that the number of medicines being blocked from the UK market by NICE is too high.
Lawyers from DLA Piper in Kyiv have contributed to the World Bank’s 2014 Doing Business report, looking at the local market in Ukraine.
A review of the demand-driven funding system for higher education has been announced by the minister for education.
FATCA and charities download
If you run a charitable foundation in the UK, you may have read about the additional tax reporting and regulations imposed by the US FATCA rules on accounts held by charities.
This update is targeted specifically at claims officers and underwriters of insurers of professionals required to comply with the FOFA reforms.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority is proposing to adopt a simplified principles-based approach to prudential regulation of the Australian securitisation market.
A roadmap to cross-border finance download
The Bank of International Settlements recently reported that renminbi (RMB) had for the first time become one of the top 10 most-traded international currencies.
Businesses should be aware that there is more than institutional change afoot when the new Competition and Markets Authority comes in on 1 April 2014.
The Pensions Regulator’s Code of Practice is due to come into effect on 21 November 2013.
Recommendations for enhancing the EU’s role in international accounting standard setting are due to be presented to EU finance ministers on 15 November 2013.
The FCA has published its long-awaited response to consultation paper 12/25 entitled ‘Enhancing the effectiveness of the Listing Regime’.
The Advocate General’s opinion in Georgetown University has been released. It fails to recommend whether or not more than one SPC can be granted based on the same patent.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has issued the final version of its new prudential practice guide, Prudential Practice Guide CPG 235 — Managing Data Risk.
It is now illegal in New York City for employers to discriminate against job applicants based on their employment status.
Nabarro has released its 10th Clarity Guide, which discusses the revised draft Code of Practice on the governance and administration of trust-based DC schemes.
The Queensland government continues to implement its 10-point action plan with the passing of legislation to amend the licensing requirements under the QLD Act.
The core content of the innovation within the SHFTZ relates to reform in the financial area.
Court of Appeal finds against banks in allowing amendments to pleadings based on LIBOR manipulations download
On 8 November 2013, the Court of Appeal handed down its much-anticipated judgment in two related appeals.
The EU and the US are entering the second round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks in Brussels.
The US FDA has issued a Federal Register notice with its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not ‘generally recognised as safe’ for use in food.
On 5 October 2013, the government of Ecuador announced that it has established a commission to audit the majority of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) to which it is party.
Personal data processing — are the operators of public communication networks in compliance with the law? download
A procedure of supervision of operators of public communication networks and services has been initiated.
Germany’s most populous state has adopted a law, already in effect, allowing so-called group actions in cases involving animal protection.
Governance News — November 2013 download
Minter Ellison’s Governance News provides a synopsis of its weekly summary of corporate law and governance developments in Australia and overseas.
The article 29 working party has published guidance on how to comply with cookie legislation across all member states.
Last year, the High Court heard the first case about which occupational pension scheme rights transfer on an asset sale when the TUPE regulations apply since Beckmann and Martin.
The automatic-enrolment regulations have the effect of preventing members of defined-contribution automatic-enrolment schemes being forced to pay consultancy charges.
The Pensions Regulator has published final revised codes of practice on reporting late payment of contributions to occupational defined contribution and personal pension schemes.
The next few years will see significant changes in the public sector pensions arena.
UK FATCA update download
The Cayman Islands government has announced that it has now signed a FATCA-type intergovernmental agreement with the UK.
John McKendrick of Outer Temple Chambers has successfully acted for EDI in the case of DCAS Business School v EDI Plc.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a further consultation paper containing updated proposals on changes to the UK Listing Rules.
KPMG Capital is an investment fund created to accelerate innovation in data and analytics that will help clients of member firms unlock tangible value of their big data.
The Deputy Pensions Ombudsman held that an insolvent employer should pay certain outstanding pension contributions, plus interest.
Pan-European e-commerce compliance download
Governing law — which to choose? download
This article focuses on the issue of which law to choose to govern contractual relationships with customers.
The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2013 has been introduced into NSW Parliament.
Hogan Lovells’ guide to the eligibility requirements and continuing obligations of admitting securities to the premium, standard and high-growth segments of the main market and AIM.
Parmijit Singh from Eversheds has commented on a move by regulators to remove trans fats from the US diet.
On 22 October 2013, the European Food Safety Authority published guidance on the renewal of the authorisation of feed additives.
The European Commission has published its work programme for 2014, outlining the legislative and policy initiatives that it will focus on next year.
On 25 October 2011, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011on the provision of food information to consumers.
With a delegated act, the European Commission has issued a draft rule amending Regulation 1169/2011 with regard to the use of the term ‘nano’ to describe food additives.
The European Commission has adopted implementing rules for applications concerning the use of generic descriptors under article 1(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.
Following the entry into force of some risk mitigation techniques, the second obligation under EMIR, i.e the reporting obligation, will start in February 2014.
While major UK retailers signed up for the traffic light labelling, European trade organisations have shown deep concern about the developments.
The European Parliamentary Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has voted on a series of proposed amendments to the draft EC data protection regulation.
Allen & Overy has advised Husky Injection Molding Systems on its acquisition of Schöttli Group. The sale is expected to close in early December.
Italy: class action reform download
Class action law has been introduced in Italy, following a protracted and challenging legislative process.
The European Commission has adopted proposals that seek to assist claimants in bringing private damages actions arising out of infringements of EU and national competition law.
The US Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is now a major litigation risk for companies in a variety of industry sectors.
Consent to receiving unsolicited electronic marketing communications must be ’extremely clear and precise’.
Eversheds’ Pamela Thompson has been named as one of the 100 most influential women by Financial News.
Following its market investigation, the OFT has published draft principles for the makers of online and app-based games.
Paula Barrett of Eversheds commented ahead of a public hearing that saw the respective heads of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ face questions from MPs on issues of UK security and cyber threats.
Draft regulations setting out notice and take-down procedures for operators under the Defamation Act 2013 have been published.
The tribunal has produced a decision which, in the words of Paul George, the FRC’s executive director of conduct, ‘should be essential reading for all members of the profession’.
In The Financial Report — Volume 2, No. 20, DLA Piper focuses on discussion, analysis, news and developments in the financial services sector.
Since the Jackson reforms to civil litigation in England and Wales came into effect in April 2013, Walker Morris has tracked the key changes and cases in its Costs and Compliance series.
Guidance published on the implementation of the new directors' remuneration regime for quoted companies download
The GC100 and Investor Group has published guidance on how the new directors’ remuneration regime for quoted companies is to be implemented.
Simon Crossley from Eversheds believes the deal should be a good outcome for industry and government.
The Luxembourg side of London download
Arendt & Medernach’s London office demonstrates a desire to better understand the needs of UK clients seeking Luxembourg law advice.
The IRS has released Notice 2013-69, including a draft FFI agreement and several intended updates to the existing Treasury Regulations implementing FATCA.
Mills & Reeve has released the November 2013 issue of its Health Legal Update.
Hogan Lovells has recruited environmental, health and safety partner Louise Moore into its London environmental team.
The Luxembourg Supervisory Authority for the Financial Sector has clarified its position in relation to the definition of ‘securitisation special-purpose entities’.
Given its long lead in, one would think that everyone was ready for auto-enrolment. In reality, it appears not to be the case, as the Pensions Regulator has issued its first compliance notice.
Wragge & Co provides a summary of changes that will apply to workplace pensions form 1 November 2013 and 1 April 2014.
On 3 October 2013, Parliament approved the Law of Mongolia on Investment along with other supporting amendments.
The Takeover Code applies to all offers for companies registered in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man whose securities are traded on a regulated market.
Business and company names are regulated to make sure that misleading names, which may imply unwarranted status or authority, cannot be used.
The Directive aims to introduce a harmonised regulatory framework across the EU for EU-established managers of alternative investment funds.
In overturning a fine, the UK’s First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights) ruled that the breach in question was insufficiently serious to warrant a financial penalty.
It is sufficient for the prosecution to prove that the defendant had food in its possession for the purpose of sale that was the subject of a label showing a ‘use-by’ date that had passed.
The Office of Fair Trading has concluded its investigation into the membership terms of health and fitness operators.
Real-estate news download
Commercial real estate remains an attractive investment. Investors are seeking to take advantage of opportunities created by favourable exchange rates and access to foreign capital.
For many years, directors (and other executive officers) have faced deemed liability under Queensland law.
Financial regulators issue proposed standards for assessing diversity policies and practices of regulated entities download
Last week, pursuant to a statutory mandate included in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘Dodd-Frank’), six federal financial regulatory agencies issued proposed standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of regulated entities.
Gillian Harkess, food and drink regulation expert at Eversheds, has commented on calls to introduce a tax on soft drinks in the UK.
The Companies Act 2006 Regulations 2013, which came into effect on 1 October 2013, change the current narrative reporting framework under the Companies Act 2006.
The October 2013 issue of Nabarro’s Health and Safety newsletter is now available.
FCA tackles crowdfunding download
In publishing CP13/131, the FCA sets out a proposal for the regulation of crowdfunding, covering both peer-to-peer lending and investment-based crowdfunding platforms.
The guidance has been updated to reflect the revised version of the UK Corporate Governance Code and the FRC Guidance on Audit Committees.
SEC issues guidance on supervisory liability of broker-dealer compliance and legal personnel download
A difficult question continually faced by broker-dealer compliance and legal personnel is whether their roles and duties can lead to them being considered supervisors of business personnel.
Changes to legislation aimed at providing incentives for hydrocarbon production at offshore deposits download
On 30 September 2013, Russia’s President signed into law Law No. 268-FZ, which amends the Tax Code, the Customs Duties Law and the Continental Shelf Law, with the aim of providing incentives for hydrocarbon production at subsoil sites.
On 23 October 2013, the TCEQ voted to approve the publication of the proposed stationary-source greenhouse gas rules and to invite public comment.
This advisory provides an overview of the anti-corruption enforcement risk in Brazil, summarises the new law, compares it with the FCPA and offers practical compliance suggestions for in-house counsel.
RETT blocker avoidance regulation download
According to the German Real Estate Transfer Tax Act (RETT Act), the transfer of at least 95 per cent of the interests in a partnership holding domestic real estate triggers RETT tax.
Members of governing bodies need to focus their attention on the key governance risks for their organisations.
The legal and regulatory framework governing research misconduct and effective compliance systems to manage risk download
A number of high-profile and research-intensive universities have responded to allegations of serious research misconduct in recent months.
A number of private providers are likely to take complaints to Monitor in the near future, the chief executive officer of Ramsay Health Care UK has warned.
There have been a number of developments on the workplace bullying reforms since May.
The aviation industry is once again proving to be a bourgeoning sector of the global economy following the effects of the 2008 financial crisis.
This article considers the future of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission under the new government and outlines the reasons why it may remain broadly in place.
New regulations have become effective that govern how life and non-life insurers in Thailand may conduct investment and engage in other business.
India: more certainty for investors, or less? Actions to take regarding the latest on GAAR, TP safe harbours and subsidiary PE download
Recent legislative and case law developments have clarified India’s position on a number of tax and transfer pricing issues. While many of these developments are intended to increase certainty for foreign investors, a number of open questions remain.
On 21 October, the Southern District of New York weighed in on the scope and applicability of the anti-retaliation provision of the whistleblower protections of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Effective from 1 July 2013, new rules governing personal data protection issues were adopted.
At a Westminster Social Policy Forum event on Charity Law and Regulation, Lord Hodgson commented on a number of key points to come out of his review.
Much has been written in recent weeks about how the Lobbying Bill could restrict charities’ campaigning activities during the ‘regulated period’ prior to an election.
The FCC issued a forfeiture order to a television licensee for failing to keep its online public inspection file up to date and for not responding to its letters of inquiry.
The free-trade zone initiative is intended to be a pilot programme to provide a blueprint of how China will reform its economic structure.
The OFT is set to investigate the ways in which online and app-based games encourage children to make purchases.
Safe Work Australia’s Bullying Code marks the first meaningful development in work health and safety law for employers in ‘safe’ industries and office workers for many years.
Since the China (Shanghai) Free Trade Pilot Zone was approved by the State Council, investors have awaited detailed policies and regulations to be issued.
AIFM toolbox — October 2013 download
The AlFM toolbox aims to provide reader-friendly access to the EU legislation relating to the AIFMD Level 1 measures as well as the AIFMR Level 2 measures.
Individuals who fund a connected company with debt will no longer be entitled to a reduction in their taxable earnings where the company suffers a transfer pricing charge relating to the interest on that debt.
This guide addresses the issues that arise when an exempted company seeks to establish a physical office in Bermuda.
Ukrainian firm Sayenko Kharenko is launching a representative office in London at the same time as developing a standalone government relations practice.
DLA Piper looks at two recent Australian Takeovers Panel cases, namely Billabong International Ltd and Avalon Minerals Ltd.
Lawyers welcome cross-border regulatory co-operation but countries piggy-backing on investigations is a step too far
The 22 October 2013 issue of Hogan Lovells’ Global Payments Newsletter includes sections on regulatory developments, payment market developments and reports and surveys.
This booklet addresses employees’ many commonly asked questions regarding international assignments.
The guidelines companies develop can vary widely, to address the different industries, cultures and environments in which they operate.
Since Xi Jiping became China’s leader this year, the PRC has seen the launch of an unprecedented, sweeping government campaign to tackle corruption.
DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 2, No. 19) of The Financial Report.
Under this new policy, in force since April 2013 but amplified by a new iteration in July 2013, bidders for government contracts valued at more than £5m must self-certify their tax compliance.
Dacheng Tax Newsletter: Issue No. 1 download
Dacheng has published the first issue of its Tax Newsletter, edited by David Yu, Lily Fan, Fidel Liu and Shen Liming.
Christian Bayart and Ilse Bosmans of Allen & Overy have written a chapter on employment issues in the compilation International Outsourcing Law and Practice.
Governance news from Minter Ellison download
This briefing from Minter Ellison provides a synopsis of its weekly summary of corporate law and governance developments in Australia and overseas.
Eversheds has commented on the vote of the European Parliament Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee to back a package of changes to EU data protection rules,
Ogier has released the latest version of its Funds Legal and Regulatory Update, which focuses on the AIFMD among other topics.
Section 409A applies to nonqualified deferred compensation that an employee or other service provider earns or has a legally binding right to receive in one tax year, but is not payable until a later tax year
Guidance (and a touch of solace) for compliance and legal personnel on potential supervisory liability download
Supervisory liability does not attach unless a compliance or legal employee truly functions in a supervisory capacity.
Hedge fund managers making significant investments to comply with global regulatory changes: industry survey download
A global survey of hedge fund managers reveals that they are making significant investments in their firms’ infrastructure to comply with new regulatory requirements.
In this alert we highlight some of the key messages for business arising from the government’s proposals.
Few areas of financial crime prevention in Bermuda are as complicated and misunderstood as ‘sanctions’, writes compliance manager Jarion Richardson.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has opened a consultation on a new draft code of practice for conducting privacy impact assessments.
The High Court has held that while a break notice did not comply with all the requirements set out in the lease, this did not invalidate the notice.
FATCA update — October download
The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was enacted as part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act on 18 March 2010.
On 1 October 2013, radical changes to the way in which executive pay is disclosed and reported came into force.
Welcome to the June edition of Stephenson Harwood’s Data Protection Update, a monthly bulletin on key developments in data protection law.
Welcome to the May edition of Stephenson Harwood’s Data Protection Update, a monthly bulletin on key developments in data protection law.
On 30 April 2013, new regulations came into force, simplifying the process for private companies to buy back their own shares.
This checklist compares the requirements of a premium listing, a standard listing, the high-growth segment and AIM for a commercial/trading company looking to admit equity shares.
Welcome to Stephenson Harwood’s latest Data Protection Update, summarising some of the key developments over the last month.