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Provisional political agreement reached on Reforms to European Trade Mark System

European trade mark reform is an issue that has been the subject of discussions for a number of years. On 21 April 2015, the European Commission announced that the three key institutions of the EU (the Commission, the European…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Section 546(e) Protects Two Tiered Securitization Structures

What happens when a debtor, whose loan is pooled and securitized, files for bankruptcy? Are payments made to investors recoverable as fraudulent transfers or preferences? Until recently, no published court opinion…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Payments to Investors in a Securitization Structure Protected from Avoidance

In what appears to be a matter of first impression, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently held that payments made to investors in a two tiered securitization structure commonly employed in…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Foreclosure Attempt Blocked? What You Should Know Before the Clock Hits Zero

Just when you thought we were out of the housing crisis weeds of ’07—think again.  Apparently when an abundance of people buy homes they can’t afford and predictably fall behind on their payments, the judicial foreclosure…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Investment Funds Update - Asia: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key jurisdictions in Asia: South Korea

Licensing Manual for Financial Investment Services Business - The Financial Supervisory Service (“FSS”) announced a complete revision of the manual for licensing requirements and procedures for financial investment services…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Investment Funds Update - Asia Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key jurisdictions in Asia: Singapore

Regulation of OTC Derivatives and Singapore Regulatory Reforms - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) published a consultation paper on the proposed amendments to the Securities and Futures Act (the “SFA”) which…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Investment Funds Update – Asia: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key jurisdictions in Asia: Mainland China: QFII and RQFII Capital Gains Tax

Capital gains tax (“CGT”) has been a key issue surrounding the investment by QFIIs and RQFIIs in the Mainland Chinese securities market. Mainland Chinese tax authorities have publicly decided to retrospectively collect CGT for…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Taxation

Mattel v Zynga – Court of Appeal rules in SCRABBLE dispute

The English Court of Appeal recently overturned a High Court decision and found that Mattel’s SCRAMBLE Community trade mark is valid and had been infringed by Zynga’s use of SCRAMBLE and SCRAMBLE WITH FRIENDS as signs for mobile…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

3rd Annual IMN Single Family Rental Investment Forum – 7 Thoughts on the State of the Single Family Rental Market

The 3rd Annual IMN Single Family Rental (SFR) Investment Forum was held at the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach last week.  Over 1,000 SFR professionals attended the forum, including buyers, investors, lenders and service providers. …more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles: EU

UCITS: New KIID Q&A - ESMA published revised Q&A’s on the KIID on 26 March 2015. The Q&A includes a new question on the treatment of past performance information in case of fund mergers…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Scope for damages for data protection violations in the UK widened by the Court of Appeal

The English Court of Appeal recently gave judgement in a case arising out of the tracking of Internet behaviour via a web browser. In Vidal-Hall v Google1, the Court of Appeal found that..…more
| Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Relying on Express Contractual Powers to Change Employees’ Terms

Three recent cases in the UK have highlighted the issues employers need to consider when they want to use express provisions in employment contracts to change employees' terms and conditions. Originally published online by…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Harassment and Political Belief

In the case Henderson v GMB, the UK's Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) had to consider whether the claimant had been subjected to harassment related to his beliefs. The claimant in the case was a trade union official who had…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Investment Funds Update - Asia: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key jurisdictions in Asia: Hong Kong

Hong Kong – China Mutual Recognition Scheme (the “Scheme”) - An opportunity to market HK-domiciled and authorized funds to Mainland retail investors is starting to take shape. There is keen expectation that this Scheme will…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Opening the Market: An Update on Direct Investment into Listed Shares in Saudi Arabia

After years of speculation that the Saudi Stock Exchange (Saudi Tadawul) may be opening up for direct investment by foreigners into listed entities in Saudi Arabia, the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia (CMA) published on…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law
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