Banking and Finance
This update from Gowling WLG looks at the cases and issues affecting accountants and other financial professionals on a range of liability risk management issues.
Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 26 August 2016 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance
The recent suspension of trading on Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex following the apparent theft of approximately $60m-worth of bitcoins is the latest in a series of Bitcoin thefts. With Bitcoin increasingly having real-world impact, the question of how Bitcoin regulation should be approached...view abstract
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 25 August 2016 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance
Legal losses continue to make headlines, and rising sanctions and conduct risk concerns are creating real behavioural change. But how does this affect legal risk? This report, which looks at in-house attitudes to legal risk, is based on a survey of GCs and risk professionals at major companies.
Law Firm: EY | Published: 23 August 2016 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance
Offshore investors have piled into emerging markets in recent years, forming partnerships or JVs with a local entities. While it is common for differences to arise, it is less common for the parties to react with arbitration proceedings. So what should investors consider when a dispute is looming?
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 August 2016 | Practice Area: Joint Ventures
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which recently came into force, introduces a rigorous and far-reaching privacy framework which will be an essential consideration in any M&A transaction that falls under the new regime, as this briefing explains.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 17 August 2016 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
How much is truly understood about the driving forces behind the use of offshore structures? This Harneys briefing considers the key advantages of structuring through established and reputable offshore jurisdictions, with a particular focus on the Cayman Islands.
Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 16 August 2016 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes
The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has ordered MasterCard and others to pay £68.6m in damages to Sainsbury’s, in a judgment which represents the largest damages award handed down by CAT. There are two novel issues that were examined, as this Latham & Watkins briefing explains.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 12 August 2016 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
There has been much speculation around the possibility of a second EU referendum. Is this option still (legally) on the table? This briefing tackles some key issues, including the arguments for and against the idea, and the legal steps required for a second referendum to take place.
Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 03 August 2016 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law
Six months have now passed since the implementation of the nuclear agreement with Iran - this briefing sets out ten key factors shaping trade and investment between Iran and the rest of the world, including changes to US and EU sanctions and the potential impact of the US presidential election.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 02 August 2016 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
Last July, the UK Treasury published a consultation on proposed amendments to the Limited Partnership Act 1907, as part of an effort to modernise the law. The government has now responded to the submissions received, and has made changes to the initial proposals, as this briefing explains.
Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 27 July 2016 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes
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