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Islamic finance is booming. Sharia law essentially prohibits investments in certain sectors considered as illicit (‘haram’) and the payment and receipt of interest (‘ribha’).
Implications of the Intellectual Property Act 2014 for businesses — guidance published on 30 June 2014
Following the passing of the Intellectual Property Act 2014, the Intellectual Property Office has issued some useful guidance on its implications for businesses.
Insolvency litigation briefing: insolvent company brings claim for breach of fiduciary duties and dishonest assistance; and more
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co brings you its monthly update on the latest cases and issues affecting the insolvency and fraud investigation industry.
David Bailey discusses the important topic of EU membership — a subject which will become even more important as US/EU free-trade talks progress.
Blindley Heath Investments Ltd v Bass and others was all about pre-emption rights — how they were created, could be applied and could be lost.
French decree extends the number of sectors in which foreigners cannot invest without state authorisation
On 14 May 2014, France issued a decree extending the number of sectors in which foreigners cannot invest without state authorisation.
The Supreme Court decision in Clyde & Co v Bates van Winkelhof has focused attention on the employment status of partners who are members of LLPs.
The Royal Court of Guernsey was asked to consider the circumstances in which trustees could be personally liable to repay loans obtained in their capacity as a trustee.
Wealth management and asset management sectors: what you should be aware of in FCA’s Business Plan 2
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co’s experts outline some of the key issues for which the asset management, wealth management/private banking sectors should prepare.
In February 2013, the European Commission released a draft Network and Information Security Directive.
Accountability — April 2014: when can you bring a court claim that has already been the subject of a decision by the FOS?
According to a Court of Appeal decision, only where the claim arises out of a completely different set of facts or where the complainant has rejected the FOS decision.
Unco-operative: Groceries Code Adjudicator has say on Co-op seeking supplier payments for failure to meet target service levels
The Groceries Code Adjudicator has published a GSCOP clarification. This is the second clarification issued by the Groceries Code Adjudicator.
Most motor dealers regularly carry out activities such as introducing customers to finance companies for the purpose of entering into hire and hire purchase agreements.
As 1 April fast approaches, consumer credit licence holders will be engaged in reviewing their documents, policies and procedures.
A court has reinforced the position that the primary liability to pay under a performance bond is separate from the relationship between the parties to the underlying contract.
A dispute related to a shipbuilding contract where the bank guaranteed the payment obligations of its customer, the buyer, to the claimant seller under the contract.
In Hillcrest Homes v Beresford and Curbishley, the TCC decided that claims that had been advanced in negligent misstatement and misrepresentation could not be adjudicated.
On 10 December 2013, HMRC published the 2014 Draft Finance Bill. The new rules will come into effect from 6 April 2014.
On 17 December 2013, the European Parliament voted to accept the European Commission’s revised proposals for audit reform.
The long-trailed changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations came into force on 31 January, together with updated TUPE guidance.