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OFAC Revises the “50% Rule” with Regards to Aggregate Ownership

On August 13, 2014, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued revised guidance relating to the status of entities owned by individuals or entities whose property and interests…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

New Legislation Concerning The Immobilisation Of Bearer Shares And Units

The Act intends to adapt Luxembourg legislation to the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (the FATF) and the global Forum on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes (the Global Forum) in terms…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Implementing Flexible Access To Pension Savings

With a flurry of reading material and a hailstorm of new acronyms, the draft Taxation of Pensions Bill has been published for consultation. There’s a very short deadline for comments, so it’s important to get to grips with the…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation

The LCIA’s New 2014 Arbitration Rules

The London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) has published in final form its new arbitration rules (the “2014 Rules”), which will apply to arbitrations commenced after 1 October 2014…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

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 Enterprises…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

New EU sanctions in relation to Ukraine

On July 18, 2014, the European Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 783/20141 which expanded the scope of individuals, entities and bodies who could be added to the list of sanctions targets. Those materially or financially…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Government Publishes Response To Consultation – Freedom And Choice In Pensions

The government has published its response to the ‘Freedom and choice in pensions’ consultation. Individuals aged 55 or over will be able to access their entire DC pension flexibly. This will be underpinned by the ‘guidance…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Extension Of The Sanctions Relief Provided For In The Joint Plan Of Action Between The P5+1 And The Islamic Republic Of Iran

On July 18, 2014, the P5+1 (the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China) agreed with Iran to extend their commitments under the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA). The JPOA, originally agreed upon in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Analysis: The Tax And The City Briefing For July

Redemption payments - The Court of Appeal (CA) has made short work of a case where loan stock was issued without interest but with a right to redemption proceeds of 7.25% per annum on the principal amount. The outcome is…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Time For a New Home?

The high number of companies, mostly U.S., eyeing acquisitions or ventures that will allow them to redomicile their business in the UK and Ireland is a major theme of this report. Mostly, it is about tax. But there is quite a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Relief from Sanctions Under CPR R3.9: The New Test

Denton & ors v TH White Ltd & anr [2014] EWCA Civ 906, 4 July 2014 - The Court of Appeal has set out new guidance, in the form of a three stage test, for the approach that should be taken by the court when a party seeks…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

Money purchase deconstructed: Working with the new definition – a checklist for trustees and administrators

The definition of money purchase benefits is changing, and with it the rules on how schemes are required to deal with any benefit which becomes classified as ‘non-money purchase’. More information about these affected benefits…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Various Changes To The Law On Occupational Pensions

Yesterday an act has entered into force which makes various changes to the legal framework of occupational pensions for employees, self-employed individuals and self-employed company leaders. You will need to assess…more
| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law

They think it's all over…

The late, great Ken Wolstenholme, if asked about the House of Commons Treasury Committee Report on Private Finance 21, could well say the same for PF2. Just as Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz hammered home the final nail in the coffin…more
| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Government Contracting

High Court allows application for permission to bring judicial review proceedings relating to the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service

In this case report, Sarah Hitchins, an associate in Allen & Overy LLP’s Banking, Finance and Regulatory Litigation Group, considers the High Court’s decision to allow an application for permission to bring judicial review…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance
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