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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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London firm forges links in Gibraltar

A THREE-PARTNER London firm has joined forces with a group of Gibraltarian lawyers to expand its practice on the rock. Ilford-based Cornish & Co has linked up with the former Gibraltarian Attorney General John Blackburn-Gittings and law firm Charles Gomez & Co to form Library Chambers. The new association is designed to bring services for […]

Wilde Sapte ex-managing partner bows out

WILDE Sapte’s first full-time managing partner is retiring from the partnership to apply his management skills to a consultancy firm. Philip Brown became management partner at the City firm in 1988 and stood down last year to make way for Steven Blakeley. Brown, who is currently on sabbatical, was unavailable for comment. He will join […]

Court Service tackles appeals backlog

THE COURT Service has slashed waiting times for criminal appeals through the efforts of court staff and the use of extra judges and information technology. The latest figures from the Criminal Appeal Office show that at the end of June 1995 the average waiting time for conviction appeals had been reduced to 10.3 months, compared […]

JUNIOR BAR

The junior criminal Bar has been feeling the pinch. The cause is the combined effect of the introduction of standard fees and the expanding network of solicitor advocates practising in magistrates courts, who continue to take up the extended rights of audience in order to practise in the Crown Courts. What is the effect of […]

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