Banking and Finance
Employees often use their right to make a subject access request in the context of a dispute with their employer. However frustrating this may be, failure to respond could lead to an unfair dismissal.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 September 2016 | Practice Area: Employment
A new survey of in-house lawyers, partners and company execs has found that while almost 90% of respondents said their company’s compliance programme specifically addresses bribery and corruption, the extent to which safeguards are put in place to detect and prevent those risks varied greatly.
Law Firm: Kroll | Published: 22 September 2016 | Practice Area: Financial Services Regulation
On Wednesday, 14 September 2016, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker addressed the European Parliament in his annual 'State of the Union' speech. DLA Piper looks at the key points.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 21 September 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government
This report, which is based on a survey of C-suite executives from 100 companies around the world, assesses the recent volatility in the capital markets, how companies are preparing themselves to launch IPOs when markets become receptive to new issues, and the challenges they may face post-launch.
Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 21 September 2016 | Practice Area: Stock Exchange Listing
The Parliament of Uganda at the beginning of the year passed the Financial Institutions (Amendment) Act, 2015. The most notable inclusion is the introduction of Islamic Financial Business, the conduct of financial business in accordance with the principles of Sharia’h Law.
Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 20 September 2016 | Practice Area: Financial Services Regulation
The Supreme Court ruled that the “illegality defence” would not prevent restitution of money which had been paid as part of an attempted crime which was never carried out.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 20 September 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
For those with the appetite to venture into the Cuban market, a company incorporated in the BVI can be an invaluable vehicle.
Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 16 September 2016 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance
Investors involved in cross border merger transactions in Africa should take note that, depending on their existing investments and the activities of a target company, they may have to comply with the merger regimes of up to three different competition regulators.
Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 16 September 2016 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
The European Commission's recent decision that Apple’s tax structure in Ireland breached the EU state aid rules has attracted much attention. In the context of offshore funds, this raises some important questions, as this briefing explains.
Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 15 September 2016 | Practice Area: Taxation
The recent Sainsbury’s v MasterCard case is very important in that it is one of the first judgments where damages have been awarded for breach of competition rules in the UK. This briefing focuses on the dismissal of Article 101(3) defence and the treatment of the passing-on ‘defence’.
Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 15 September 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
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