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Bulgaria introduces more detailed rules for provision of remote and online payment services

By Svilen Issaev, Denitsa Kuzeva The Bulgarian National Bank (the “BNB”) has recently adopted amendments to its Ordinance No 3 on the Terms for the Opening of Payment Accounts, Execution of Payment Transactions and Use of Payment Instruments (the “Ordinance”). The new amendments bring the Ordinance in line with the provisions of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/389[1] (the […]

Bermuda Public Companies Update – July 2019

In the latest edition of our Bermuda Public Companies Update we recap significant transactions involving Bermuda public companies over the period H1 2019. Global market update The first half of 2019 saw a notable slow-down in global market activity from the same period last year. Capital raised in the global IPO market fell by 37%, with volume down 34% on […]

Reflecting on Reflective Loss

By Nigel K. Meeson Primeo Fund (In Official Liquidation) and Bank of Bermuda (Cayman) Limited, HSBC Securities Services (Luxembourg) SA (Cayman Islands Court of Appeal 13 June 2019) The common law principle of reflective loss has been judicially described as a “perplexing and developing area”. The most recent decision of the Court of Appeal in […]

Emerging Legal Issues in an AI-Driven World

Introduction Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) is the new marketplace reality. The increase in computing power, improved algorithms and the availability of massive amounts of data are transforming society. According to the International Data Corporation (“IDC”), the AI market is expected to hit $35.8 billion this year, which represents an increase of 44% since 2018.1 IDC has also projected global spending […]

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While the amount that tax corporates are paying in the UK may be dominating the headlines at the moment, what is the outlook like for lawyers working in the tax sector? “Although in mainstream corporate tax and tax litigation most teams are authorised to hire associates, if it’s to replace an employee it’s in private […]

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New regulations, technology, competitors and customer expectations are forcing law firms to adapt to change, say the industry’s leading lights In association with Thomson Reuters The Lawyer and Thomson Reuters arranged a roundtable discussion chaired by William Robins, a corporate partner and chief operating officer at Keystone Law, to discuss business process management (BPM), business […]

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A national marketing network for personal injury specialists will launch in January, with 12 firms agreeing to pay £10,000 a month to join its roster. First Personal Injury, which was launched in 2008 as a trading name for Jefferies Solicitors, was the brainchild of Jefferies managing director Michael Jefferies. Until now it has handled all […]

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