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New Circular to Relax the Filing Process for Foreign-Invested Real Estate Enterprises

In June 2014, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) jointly promulgated the Circular Concerning Improvement of Filing Process for Foreign Invested Real Estate...more

$6.3 Million Judgment Awarded in Alleged Timeshare Resale Scam

A federal court recently entered a final judgment against and approved settlement agreements with several telemarketing companies charged by the Federal Trade Commission with operating a timeshare resale scam. The judgment...more

Supermarkets' Land Agreements come under closer UK Competition Scrutiny

On 1 July 2012, the Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") will implement its powers under the Groceries Market Investigation (Controlled Land) Order 2010 (the "Groceries Order") to assess the competitive impact of land agreements...more

Whalen: Too Much Regulation Caused JP Morgan $2 Billion Loss [Video]

May 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Last week JP Morgan Chase acknowledged a trading loss of at least $2 billion, fueling calls by some observers for more regulation of financial institutions. Chris Whalen, a Senior Managing Director...more

Abuse upon a use

How UK competition law now applies to user restrictions in leases - could landlords and tenants be liable to large fines? The exemption for land agreements has been abolished....more

Is your House in Order: The application of the Competiton Act 1998 to Land Agreements

A brief overview on the application of the Competiton Act 1998 to Land Agreements and how it will affect those who deal with and negotiate commercial land agreements....more

Restrictive Website Rules Found to Be Anticompetitive

In Realcomp II, Ltd. v. FTC, the Sixth Circuit upheld the Federal Trade Commission's conclusion that Realcomp, a Detroit area multiple listing service, violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act by adopting rules...more

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