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The Government has published The General Betting, Pool Betting and Remote Gaming Duties (Registration, Records and Agents) Regulations 2014....more
On August 20, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published responses to its consultation in respect of proposed reforms in the forex market....more
In Prophet v Huggett  ECWA Civ 1013, the Court of Appeal has overturned a recent decision of the High Court in which it had re-written a non-compete covenant to give it commercial effect. You may recall that we...more
Mr Rodgers worked as a broker for Sunrise Brokers LLP (Sunrise). He was subject to a 12-month notice period and enforceable post-termination non-compete restrictions. In March 2014, he accepted an offer of employment from a...more
On August 6, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its guidance consultation on social media and customer communications (Guidance). The Guidance is intended to clarify and confirm the FCA’s approach to the...more
Welcome to the August 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, the former CEO of an aviation company pleads guilty to participating in an...more
Ms Hounga, a Nigerian national, lived and worked illegally in the UK. She worked as a live-in nanny and housekeeper for Mrs Allen, who had played a significant part in bringing Ms Hounga illegally into the UK. Mrs Allen...more
The Government has commenced a second consultation on the Horserace Betting Levy. The Government is seeking views on two options: reforming the existing Levy or replacing it with a bespoke new statutory framework....more
The Companies Court has considered whether it is necessary for shares or other securities to be transferred between group companies as consideration for cross-border mergers in the recent landmark case of Re Olympus UK Ltd...more
In London Borough of Southwark v Charles, the EAT decided that the London Borough of Southwark (the "Borough") had failed in its duty to make reasonable adjustments when it refused to assess by other less formal means the...more
On 6 August 2014, the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued long-awaited draft guidance on the use of social media in financial promotions by regulated financial...more
In an appeal by HMRC against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal ("FTT"), the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) ("UT") decided that a penalty imposed on McLaren Racing Limited ("McLaren") in respect of a breach of...more
Internet of Things technologies require the communication between devices on telecom networks that vary depending on the type of service provided. Such communications in some cases lead to telecom law issues in relation to...more
English Court of Appeal Confirms Extra-Territorial Reach of Contempt Proceedings Against Foreign Company Directors: Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co. and Another v. Al Refai and Others  EWCA (Civ.) 715, ...more
Discussion and Analysis -
Recently, we’ve been thinking a lot about crowds. Most sources define the term “crowds” as a large group of people gathered closely together or with something in common. The Merriam-Webster...more
I just finished reading Ernst & Young’s “Growing Beyond: A Place For Integrity”, the company’s 12th Global Fraud Survey. It’s pretty sobering, but I’m trying to find some glimmers of hope in it.
Don’t get me wrong; the...more
On August 5, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued temporary product intervention rules introducing restrictions on the ability of authorized persons to distribute contingent convertible instruments (CoCos) to...more
The English High Court decision in Emirates Trading Agency LLC v Prime Mineral Exports Private Limited offers guidance.
Why this case is important -
Multi-tiered or dispute escalation clauses are an important...more
From 1 April 2014, responsibility for the regulation of consumer credit in the UK was transferred from the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) to the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”), drawing certain activities relating to...more
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has published regulations (“Regulations”) that amend the Video Recordings Act 1984 (“Act”)....more
Verbal contracts have their place in English law -
Whether it was American movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn or the Australian/Irish politician Bryan O’Loghlen who first said, ‘A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s...more
The United Kingdom’s Parliament has been considering offering whistleblower bounties similar to those offered under the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. A commission formed by the Bank of...more
The Cultural Test (Video Games) Regulations (“Regulations”) came into force today (19 August 2014).
The Regulations introduce a “cultural test” for video games, with points being awarded on the basis of setting,...more
The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (“GBGA”),which represents the interests of a number of Gibraltar-regulated operator has filed a legal challenge against the pending changes to British remote gambling regulation....more
European corporates are turning to the US private placement market in growing numbers, as they seek to broaden and diversify their sources of funding while locking in some attractively priced long-term debt.
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