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In a rare decision under s24 of the Arbitration Act 1996, the English court has recently taken the unusual step of removing an arbitrator due to concerns about his impartiality and conduct. The judgment in the case offers useful guidance, as this DLA Piper briefing explains.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 01 April 2015 | Practice Area: Conflicts of interest
Although not normally regarded as being in the first tier of traditional offshore jurisdictions, 2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year for financial services in Anguilla. New securities legislation and new insolvency legislation are expected soon, as this Harneys briefing explains.
Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 25 March 2015 | Practice Area: Company Capital Maintenance
The labels "without prejudice" and "subject to contract" have been in the spotlight recently after two cases in the courts at the end of last year. In this briefing, Nabarro looks at the Court of Appeal decision in Avonwick Holdings v Webinvest and the the High Court case of Bieber v Teathers.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 25 March 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
The UK Government has delivered its last budget before the general election in May. Many of the measures were, as one might expect so close to an election, focused on personal rather than corporate taxation. In this briefing, DLA Piper summarises some of the business-related announcements.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 20 March 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Many had predicted an overtly political Budget 2015, and Chancellor George Osborne gave a barnstorming performance, with plenty of political jibes aimed squarely at the Opposition. But has he done enough to swing voters back to the Conservative Party? Macfarlanes looks at the key details.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 19 March 2015 | Practice Area: Retail Banking
Following the announcements made by George Osborne in today's final pre-election Budget, Macfarlanes sets out how personal allowances and tax rates will change from 2014-15 to 2015-16, covering income tax, National Insurance contributions, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, corporation tax and VAT.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 18 March 2015 | Practice Area: Retail Banking
This DLA newsletter rounds up recent global antitrust developments, including a look at the UK FCA's new competition powers in the financial services market, and the potential unwelcome consequences of the EC’s recent state aid crusade against so-called 'sweet deals' in the form of tax rulings.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 18 March 2015 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
2014 proved to be yet another transformative one for dispute resolution in the Middle East. This DLA Piper briefing looks back at the major developments throughout the year, with a selection of articles covering the key issues and their potential impact on business interests.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 10 March 2015 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
While the value of Bitcoin itself remains volatile, everyone from big banks to venture capital firms is paying close attention. In this podcast, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co's Sam Brown talks to Lui Smyth, UK lead at Australia's largest Bitcoin wallet and exchange about the prospects for the future.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 09 March 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
This briefing rounds up news of interest for M&A lawyers, including a case which offers a reminder of the potential benefit, when drafting earn-out provisions, of aligning an earn-out period with the buyer’s accounting period, and a key decision on disclaimers of responsibility in audit reports.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 09 March 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting
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