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  • EU blocking statute on Iran-related nuclear sanctions released


    Submitted: 14 June 2018

    The EU Commission has now "adopted" the much awaited EU blocking statute. What does it do? In short it seeks to provide protection to EU-based companies from engaging in sanctions-compliant business with Iran. It is in effect the EU trying to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive despite the withdrawal by the US. This article highlights the key features of the recent action.

  • U.S. Iran-related Nuclear Sanctions to be Reimposed


    Submitted: 13 May 2018

    On 08 May 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that “the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal”, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the JCPOA), and that the “highest level of economic sanctions” will be imposed by the United States on Iran.

  • Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Enforcement Risk

    Cross Border Guide

    Last Reviewed: 05 September 2016 / Submitted: 30 September 2012

    A practical guide to drafting governing law and jurisdiction clauses and the inter-related issue of assessing enforcement risk in cross border contracts.

  • State of the market for mining and exploration Restricted access


    Submitted: 24 February 2014

    We hosted an event for the Women in Mining and invited along Chris Hinde, the editor of the SNL Metals & Mining, who talked about the state of the market for mining and exploration.

  • Mining Masterclass: Junior miners strategy review Restricted access


    Submitted: 25 October 2013

    Our Mining Masterclasses are run in conjunction with MinSouth and the Association of Mining Analysts. The latest seminar in the series was held in London on 24 October 2013.

  • Refueller Issue No 29: IASB proposals on lease accounting Restricted access


    Last Reviewed: 14 December 2010 / Submitted: 14 December 2010

    The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Exposure Draft will reshape the accounting treatment of all leases. This will have significant effect on the leasing market extending far beyond accounting.

  • How to protect trade secrets in China Restricted access


    Last Reviewed: 24 March 2009 / Submitted: 24 March 2009

    The purpose of this article is to highlight the main developments introduced by the SPCI, its implications for trade secrets owners and to provide suggestions on how to best protect trade secrets in China.

  • Sustainable sukuks? The nexus between Islamic finance and emissions trading Restricted access


    Last Reviewed: 10 January 2009 / Submitted: 10 January 2009

    An in depth look at the relationships between Islamic finance and how this could be used to fund a new approach to emissions trading.

  • Sukuk: an introduction Restricted access


    Last Reviewed: 06 October 2007 / Submitted: 06 October 2007

    This presentation formed part of our Financial Institutions Sector Autumn Legal Update 2007. The talk covered: an introduction to the Shariah principles underpinning Sukuk; a discussion about certain common Sukuk structures; predictions for future developments in the area of Sukuk.

  • Refueller Issue No 11: Pre-delivery Payments Restricted access


    Submitted: 01 October 2007

    The Refueller series aims to provide views on legal and commercial issues facing the international asset finance business and will be of particular use to professionals in the aircraft finance and the aircraft leasing business in keeping up to date with developments.

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