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Top tips for avoiding clawback of European funding in procurements: the most common and serious mistakes

The European Commission recently published Public Procurement Guidance for Practitioners on the most common errors in projects funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds. This briefing lists the red warning issues - those which point out where the most common and serious mistakes arise.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 24 November 2015 | Practice Area: Public Procurement

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A legal guide to investing in Russia

This publication is a useful reference guide for companies that are either considering doing business in Russia or already doing so. The guide includes a detailed summary of the ʻneed-to-knowʼ elements of the Russian legal system, inclidong the options available for establishing a legal presence.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 23 November 2015 | Practice Area: Cross Border

The risks of seeking investment via crowdfunding

Crowdfunding looks like the entrepreneur's best friend. With crowdfunding you can put a pitch on a platform and wait for the cash to start rolling in. Could it be too good to be true? This Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co briefing looks at some of the potential areas of risk.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 20 November 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

Boardroom diversity, succession planning and the Transparency Directive: UK corporate news

Linklaters rounds up the latest news of interest for UK corporate lawyers, including the Lord Davies report on improving the gender balance on UK boards, new HMRC guidance on how stamp duty is paid on transfer schemes of arrangement, and the impact of new market abuse regulation on UK rules.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 19 November 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate

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FCA aims to identify areas of concern in the mortgage market: what this means for you

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a call to gather information on how competition is functioning in the UK’s mortgage market. The FCA is seeking feedback from lenders, consumers and other interested parties on potential areas of concern - this briefing looks at what this means for you...view abstract

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 18 November 2015 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

ESMA publishes final draft RTS for central clearing of credit derivatives under EMIR

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its final report containing the final draft of regulatory technical standards (RTS) for the central clearing of credit derivatives under Regulation No 648/2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR).

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 13 November 2015 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

From discord to harmony: the future of cross-border insolvency

How might cross-border insolvencies involving offshore jurisdictions, a complex and interconnected area of law, be improved upon in future? Which jurisdictions are perceived to be high performers and what can be learned from these jurisdictions? This briefing tackles these questions and more.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 12 November 2015 | Practice Area: Insolvency

How to embrace a more commercial approach: three focus points for disputes lawyers

Investigations and disputes lawyers are facing increasing pressure from clients to adopt a more commercial approach. This briefing, which is based on interviews with 85 senior private practice lawyers and general counsel, explains how lawyers can more effectively meet their clients' needs.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 10 November 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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RBS claim to privilege upheld in latest court battle with Property Alliance Group

In a decision handed down this week, the High Court has upheld RBS's claim to privilege over certain documents which the bank had been ordered to produce to the court for inspection. The decision confirms that the protection of legal advice privilege is not restricted to actual legal advice, as this...view abstract

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 06 November 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Funding European business: harnessing alternatives

European corporates continue to embrace alternative finance, with about one third of their funding coming from this source, according to a survey of over 360 respondents, split evenly between senior finance executives at corporates and senior decision makers at investors across Europe.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 06 November 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate Financing

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