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Australia's Financial System Inquiry

The final report of Australia’s Financial System Inquiry (Inquiry) was released on 7 December 2014 (Final Report). According to the Treasurer, The Hon Joe Hockey MP, it lays out a blueprint for Australia’s financial system over…more
| Administrative Law, Finance & Banking

High Price Paid for Errors in Disclosure: Court of Appeal Permits use of Inadvertently Disclosed Privileged Documents

In Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees S.A. & ors v Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2014] EWCA Civ 1129, 31 July 2014, the Court of Appeal held that the inadvertent disclosure of a privileged document must be an obvious mistake…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy

Enforcement of Arbitration Award by Equitable Execution over Foreign Assets

In Cruz City Mauritius Holdings v Unitech Ltd & ors [2014] EWHC 3131 (Comm), 2 October 2014, Males J allowed the application of the claimant for the appointment of receivers by way of equitable execution over the foreign assets…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Commission publishes Private Antitrust Damages Directive

On 5 December 2014 the Commission’s Directive on rules governing actions for damages for infringements of competition law (the Damages Directive) was published. Member States will now have two years plus twenty days (until 2016)…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, International Law & Trade

UK Autumn Statement 2014

Today’s Autumn Statement saw financial institutions hit by a surprise proposal to limit the proportion of their profits which can be reduced by the carry forward of past losses, which will mean tax is paid on those profits…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Advocate General Wathelet takes the “middle path” in Huawei v. ZTE

In adopting what he regards as a “middle path” approach between over- and under-protecting intellectual property rights, Advocate General Wathelet’s Opinion in the Huawei v ZTE litigation provides our first hint as to the Court…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Spanish Labour Law Updates And Other Legal Current Issues

In the past two months a range of relevant legislation developments in the field of labour have occurred, including the approval of the Spanish Strategy of Employment Activation for 2014-2016. Furthermore, there have been…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Approval of the implementation of the AIFMD in Spain

Law 22/2014 implements the AIFMD and entails a substantial change in the structure, organisation, risk management and remuneration of alternative investment funds managers (hedge funds, private equity, etc.) and a new regime for…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Merger Control: Overview and updates in Thailand

Over 100 jurisdictions have adopted merger control rules around the world which apply generally to mergers, joint ventures, takeovers and acquisitions. Each country has its own set of jurisdictional thresholds to determine…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade

European Finance Directors: Alternative Finance Now A Major Source Of Funding – More Alternatives Needed

Research published by Allen & Overy today reveals the extent to which alternative finance has already become a significant contributor to the funding mix for European corporates – having risen to rival bank lending in the past…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

New York’s "Separate Entity Rule" Reaffirmed by the New York Court of Appeals

On October 23, 2014, in Motorola Credit Corp. v. Standard Chartered Bank. No. 162, the New York Court of Appeals reaffirmed the continued vitality of New York’s “separate entity rule.” Under that rule, a judgment creditor cannot…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Luxembourg draft budget for 2015 submitted to Parliament

On 15 October 2014, the Luxembourg Minister of Finance submitted the draft budget for 2015 (the Budget Bill) to the Parliament. The Budget Bill does not overhaul the Luxembourg corporate tax environment, however, it proposes a…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

UK Electricity Market Reform

On 16 October 2014, the first CfD allocation round commences, with the first CfDs being signed as early as January 2015, subject to any mid-allocation round appeals. The attached “Contracts for Difference – On the Launchpad”,…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Government Contracting

Public M&A: End Of The False Dawn

With an increase in sizeable, highly strategic public M&A transactions in key markets, we assess the regulatory and market challenges now confronting bidders, from activist shareholders to bid defence mechanisms and tighter…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Taxation

Kirin-Amgen: 10 Years On - Lord Hoffmann

Kirin-Amgen Inc v Transkaryotic Therapies Inc (No.2), the long-awaited case in which the applicability of a purposive approach to construction of patent claims was considered in light of the Patents Act 1977 and the EPC, turns…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade
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