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FCA published near-final rules amending the jurisdiction for SMEs and guarantors

By Paul Gair The FCA yesterday released its policy statement (PS18/21) on SME access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), setting out its near-final rules for amending the compulsory jurisdiction to include new definitions for “small businesses” and “guarantors”. At the same time, it has released a new consultation paper (CP18/31) detailing proposals for increasing […]

Walker Morris litigation specialists reviews regulator’s proposals for dealing with push payment fraud

By Louise Power, Rachel Elgar Banking & Finance Litigation specialists Louise Power and Rachel Elgar report on the Payment Systems Regulator’s (PSR) recent proposals for dealing with push payment fraud. What is push payment fraud? Payments are described as ‘push payments’ when the payer obtains the payee’s account details and instructs their bank to send (or push) […]

Impact of 2019 budget proposals on Dutch’s buyout sector

The Dutch government published important tax measures in its 2019 budget proposals with a potentially significant impact on the Dutch buyout sector. Some of these measures may result in a higher effective tax burden if appropriate action is not taken…

The meaning of occupation in the context of business rates

By Sophie Tracey, Lucy Shepherd In a decision that will be welcomed by property owners, a recent case has considered the meaning of ‘occupation’ in the context of business rates and has decided that the motivation for occupation is not relevant. Background Principled Offsite Logistics Ltd (POLL) applied for judicial review to challenge a local authority’s […]

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DLA Piper equals Philly rivals with salary hike

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has raised it associate salaries in Philadelphia to some of the highest in the city. First year associates will now receive $125,000 a year backdated to 1 January. Each associate level after the fourth year will received a $10,000 increase, taking the basic salary for eleventh year associates to $210,000. […]

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The Government has woken up to the benefits of social enterprises and opened the door for such organisations to play a bigger part in the UK’s public services. Simon Randall reports From the Labour Party Manifesto 2005: “We believe that enterprises in the mutual and cooperative sector have an important role to play in the […]

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The apparent flood of opportunities belies the challenges involved in investing venture capital in Chinese business. But it is getting easier. Steven Robinson reports In early 2005, the Chinese government took an unusual step. It introduced regulations that had a chilling effect on new venture and private equity investments in China. These regulations – to […]

Arthur Cox takes on Dublin legend

Arthur Cox has hired one of the highest-profile corporate lawyers in Dublin as a partner in its corporate group. Until last week, Tom Courtney was an in-house lawyer with the Bank of Ireland Group. However, he is particularly well known as the chairman of Ireland’s statutory Company Law Review Group, which is the body charged […]

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