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This guide sets out key legal developments in the coming months and years ahead from a UK perspective. Subjects covered include changes in employment law, the new arbitration rules, banking reforms, pensions law changes and details of developments in corporate and competition law and regulation.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 09 October 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up key developments of interest for M&A lawyers, including a recent case in which the Companies Court granted a petition for unfair prejudice after tackling questions around the appropriate date of valuation of shares.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 09 October 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
Amid a rise in white collar crime, Singapore has issued new guidelines and stepped up its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing efforts. This Baker & McKenzie briefing lays out all the recent legislative changes with regard to anti-money laundering since July 2013.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 08 October 2014 | Practice Area: Anti Money Laundering
The National Bank of Ukraine has introduced contingency measures related to foreign trade and investment transactions, as well as relaxing previously introduced rules on the mandatory sale of foreign currency proceeds. Baker & McKenzie looks at the details and sets out some actions to consider.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 02 October 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
Can the rights of a 'third party' enforceable under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act be determined by adjudication under an express term contained within an agreement between the original contracting parties? Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co reports on an interesting case involving Barclays.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 02 October 2014 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
On 24 September, the French Government enacted a decree implementing class actions in France as of 1 October this year. French companies and international companies doing business in France may now face significant legal uncertainty from this new type of litigation, as Latham & Watkins explains.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 02 October 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
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Law Firm: Legal Week Intelligence | Published: 01 October 2014 | Practice Area: Career development
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) recently updated its Regulatory Policy on Licensing Banks so that the conventions that CIMA has previously applied to an application are now explicitly codified. In this briefing, Harneys provides an overview of the updates to the policy.
Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 30 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This briefing looks at recent cases and issues affecting the lending industry, including a Court of Appeal case involving Bank of Scotland, a High Court case involving Playboy Club London, and a Supreme Court ruling on the consumer's right to receive written notice of the right to cancel a contract.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 29 September 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
New Russian laws have extended the list of transactions the income from which can be credited to foreign accounts (including deposit accounts) of Russian residents. This measure should reduce the currency control risks borne by Russian residents using personal accounts opened with non-Russian banks.
Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 26 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
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