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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) […]

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FSA celebrates Blue Index victory

The co-directors of spread-betting firm Blue Index, James Sanders and James Swallow, and Sanders’ wife Miranda have been sentenced for their part in an international insider dealing scam.  The sentencing marks a significant victory for the financial regulator  which had brought insider trading charges against five executives linked to the Blue Index group. The case, […]

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