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SIPP and SSAS complaints round-up: winter 2018

By Patrick Shee The Briefing highlights some recent complaints which have come before the Ombudsmen. SIPP providers and financial advisors will benefit from reading our insights into how the Ombudsmen approach certain complaints and how best to apply those outcomes to their own businesses.

Hungary remains strict on factoring

By Gergely Szalóki Factoring is an increasingly popular product of banks that appeals to corporate clients of whatever size as it provides liquidity to the clients and stable cash flow.  The factoring is usually structured in a way that the vendors of the client do not receive information on the factoring, the bank stays in the background; […]

The implementing Act PSD II adopted by the Dutch Senate

On 4 December 2018, the implementing Act PSD II (Implementatiewet herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) was adopted by the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer) without further debate. The date of entry into force is not yet available. A Decree to further implement PSD  II (Implementatiebesluit herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) shall also follow.

Bermuda allows cannabis investment funds

By Elizabeth Denman Bermuda’s authorities have given the go-ahead for investment vehicles interested in taking advantage of the legal cannabis sector. Elizabeth Denman of Conyers Dill & Pearman explains why this offshore jurisdiction is the clear choice for setting up ventures investing in cannabis-related enterprises. Investment in cannabis businesses, either directly or through an investment fund, […]

New strategy for providing free access to government data

By Jürg Schneider, Christophe Gösken On 30 November 2018 the Federal Council adopted a new open government data strategy for providing the public with free access to government data. From 2020 onwards, all government data will gradually be made available for free and in a computer-friendly format. Replacing a previous version, the new strategy is mandatory for the […]

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Lights out in California for CC

Clifford Chance’s Californian outpost is now officially dead and the magic circle firm is left without a global head of IP following the resignation of the last remaining partner at the firm’s Palo Alto office. Daniel Harris, who had been heading up the firm’s IP operations globally, was originally slated to relocate to Clifford Chance’s […]

Linklaters secures HG Capital buyout role

Linklaters‘ burgeoning private equity team may not have Weil Gotshal & Manges‘ Mike Francies on board, but it did land an instruction from shared client HG Capital. HG Capital led a £91m management buyout of Computer Software Group, advised by Osborne Clarke. Corporate partners Jonathan King and Ray Berg led the team at Osborne Clarke. […]

Nabarro elects seven to partnership

Nabarro has elected seven associates to partnership, the biggest number in two years, which brings the firm’s total to 127. The biggest beneficiary was pure corporate, underlining Nabarro’s push into this area in recent years; London associates Richard Beavan and Russell Holden, who both trained with the firm, got the nod. Historically Nabarro has made […]

Jellied squeals

Following on from this year’s nationwide extravaganza for Comic Relief earlier this month, when Freshfields’ lawyers got to play Scalextric, Linklaters partner Gillian Chapman went to lunch in a red wig and Hawaiian ra-ra skirt and Clifford Chance senior partner Stuart Popham donned a red nose in the name of charity (www.thelawyer.com, 16 March), Tulkinghorn […]

Bills come under scrutiny as GCs reveal widespread padding concerns

In-house lawyers are widely sceptical of their external advisers’ bills, according to one of the largest-ever surveys of in-house counsel undertaken. According to the findings, which were gathered from research carried out earlier this year by The Lawyer in association with YouGov, 69 per cent of in-house counsel surveyed have experienced someone padding bills. However, […]

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