Banking and Finance
Intrusive attacks on critical computer systems are becoming increasingly commonplace, and the incidence of such attacks is only likely to increase. All businesses are potential targets and no sector is immune - this briefing looks at the implications for funds and indirect investment in real estate.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 04 September 2015 | Practice Area: Security
This weekly briefing from Macfarlanes is a short update on key developments of relevance to M&A lawyers, acting as a signpost towards matters of interest. This week's briefing focuses on the changes set to be brought in by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 as of this October.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 04 September 2015 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection
The Financial Conduct Authority has now taken over the regulation of consumer credit, with all the complexity of the financial services regime. Consumer credit businesses have become 'authorised persons', a development which has many consequences (some possibly unforseen), as this briefing explains.
Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 03 September 2015 | Practice Area: Consumer Credit
To aid the development of the real estate market and continue a general policy of relaxation of foreign ownership restrictions in the real estate sector, six Chinese ministries have jointly implemented policy relaxations on foreign investment in China’s real estate market, as Linklaters reports.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 28 August 2015 | Practice Area: Real Estate
If a wrongdoer spends his ill-gotten gains, is the claimant effectively limited to recovering a maximum sum from a subject bank account? What if the proceeds of the wrongdoer are transferred into an overdrawn bank account? This briefing looks at a recent case which tackleed these questions.
Law Firm: Conyers Dill & Pearman | Published: 28 August 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud
The EU has adopted a new regulation which will introduce a new legal framework for electronic signatures, seals, time stamps and electronic documents. Clients using electronic signatures to authenticate their transactions should be aware of these new provisions, as this DLA Piper briefing explains.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 28 August 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate
The Royal Court of Guernsey has clarified for the first time the application of the Royal Court Civil Rules in relation to the use of the summary determination and judgment procedure in interpleader actions. The judgment provides helpful guidance, as this Carey Olsen briefing explains.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 27 August 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation
France's 'Macron law' has come into effect, ushering in a number of changes to competition law, including new powers for the French Competition Authority with regards to anticompetitive practices and merger control. this Latham & Watkins briefing looks at the details.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 27 August 2015 | Practice Area: Competition
An initial public offering can be a long process, often taking three to six months. In this briefing, DLA Piper sets out a series of seven 'top tips' to help smooth the process.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 26 August 2015 | Practice Area: Stock Exchange Listing
This Macfarlanes briefing focuses on the recent High Court decision in The Financial Conduct Authority v Da Vinci Invest - the first case in which, in addition to seeking an injunction, the FCA invited a court to impose a penalty for market abuse.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 26 August 2015 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
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