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Capital markets round up: December 2018

By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish,Daniel O’Gorman The second edition of Capital Markets Update- The monthly briefing from the Corporate Group at Walker Morris rounding up the month’s developments within the equity capital markets and looking ahead to next month

Jersey: Changing rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants

By Katharine Marshall Letting out property in Jersey was once a strictly private affair between a landlord and a tenant but, for some tenants, this came at the risk of uncertainty, an uneven playing field and at worst exploitation. It is now more than five years since the first in a series of laws and regulations […]

Litigation: Enforcement of foreign judgments in Romania

By Ioan Roman, Alexandra Ichim, Anca Baitan Which domestic laws and regulations govern the recognition and enforcement offoreign judgments in your jurisdiction? The recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Romania are governed by: • Book VII, Title III of the Civil Procedure Code (Law 134/2010), which was published in the Ofcial Gazette (Part I,545) […]

High Court dismisses BT’s appeal on RPI

By Ian J Gordon, Chris Edwards-Earl BT has lost its attempt to convince the Court of Appeal that it should be able to move away from the retail prices index (RPI) for indexation of benefits for one of the sections of its pension scheme. The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court judgment that RPI had not […]

Guernsey’s code of market conduct

By Ben Morgan, Miranda Dunlop The European Union’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) introduced in 2016 continues to present real challenges for businesses seeking to issue certain forms of listed debt securities on any EU regulated market, multi-lateral trading facility or organised trading facility. Guernsey is not part of the European Union and has its own market abuse […]

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