Banking and Finance
On 18 February 2013, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal released its judgment in Re FIA Leveraged Fund. The decision analyses whether the Fund's directors were entitled to make an in specie redemption by the transfer of assets acquired by the Fund after the redemption payment date.
Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 19 June 2013 | Practice Area: Sales and Asset Finance
On 14 June, the Monetary Authority of Singapore announced that it had punished the Singapore offices of 20 banks, after its year-long investigation into the "rigging" of Singapore's interbank lending rate. RPC outlines the punishment imposed by MAS and the implications for banks and insurers.
Law Firm: RPC | Published: 19 June 2013 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud
This month's Asia update discusses the latest on the Companies Ordinance rewrite; liquidity arrangements for listings by introduction; SEHK guidance on disclosure of risk factors; the reduction of business registration levy; and foreign exchange rules further simplified for FDI in China.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 18 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Macfarlanes reviews the week's key financial developments. Discussed in this update are ESMA's guidelines on MiFID remuneration; Draft AiFMD UK Regulations; Collective Investment in Transferable Securities; FCA quarterly consultation paper; and prospectus liability regimes in Europe.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes LLP | Published: 17 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
The European Union has recently proposed new accounting and disclosure rules for European listed and other large companies in extractive industries. This article outlines the proposed new rules and the likely impact on international energy, mining and other extractive sector companies.
Law Firm: Field Fisher Waterhouse | Published: 17 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Latham & Watkins' primer focuses on attorneys as award-seeking SEC whistleblowers. It digests the relevant law and explains how it applies in real situations. That law includes the SEC attorney conduct and whistleblower award rules and each state's ethics rules applicable to attorney disclosure.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 12 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
In BMA Special Opportunity Hub Fund Ltd v African Minerals Finance Ltd, the Court of Appeal cosidered the "business common sense" approach to contractual interpretation as expounded by the Supreme Court in Rainy Sky v Kookmin. Allen & Overy offers analysis and comment on the decision.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 12 June 2013 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
The European Securities and Markets Authority has published its final report on guidelines on key concepts of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. The final report contains both the feedback statement to ESMA's December 2012 consultation and the final version of the guidelines.
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 11 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Macfarlanes' financial services update discusses AIFMD applications and variations of permission; FCA feedback on UCIS; the Financial Conglomerates Directive technical review; ESMA's techical advice on the short selling directive; FATCA draft regulations and guidance; and more.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes LLP | Published: 11 June 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This round-up from Wragge & Co covers the latest developments in finance litigation, covering issues such as the balance sheet insolvency test following the BNY Corporate Trustee Services Ltd v Eurosail-UK case and the interpretation of guarantees.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 05 June 2013 | Practice Area: Litigation
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