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  • Financial sanctions

    Article

    Submitted: 22 June 2018

    A selection of financial sanctions related guidance and articles of interest.

  • EU blocking statute on Iran-related nuclear sanctions released

    Article

    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.

  • Remote control: Public registers of beneficial ownership for offshore companies

    Article

    Submitted: 13 June 2018

    The UK has passed a new law designed to require many companies in its overseas territories, such as the Cayman Islands, to make their beneficial ownership registers publicly available. The law will be fiercely resisted by the overseas territories.

  • Financial Services Alerter - April 2018 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    Issue 123 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • IndInfravit privately goes public in India

    Article

    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    In early May 2018, IndInfravit Trust, an Indian infrastructure investment trust, or InvIT, completed its initial global offering of 314,500,000 trust units, raising gross proceeds of Rs. 31.45bn (approximately US$485m). The offering was only the third by an InvIT under the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Infrastructure Investment Trusts) Regulations, 2014, and was the first to be done on a private placement basis, though the units were listed for trading on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange.

  • The fight against financial crime: sanctions

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    Submitted: 23 May 2018

    In this series of articles, we focus on different areas of financial crime, taking an incisive look at current regulation and what we can expect over the course of 2018. In this fifth edition we take a look at sanctions, including the UK's approach to sanctions post-Brexit and the growing divide between US and EU foreign policy.

  • Emergency Arbitrators Versus the Courts: from concurrent jurisdiction to practical considerations

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    Submitted: 22 May 2018

    The 10 November 2017 Dublin International Arbitration Day, organized by Arbitration Ireland, had an entire session devoted to the topic "Interim Measures: Emergency Arbitrators Versus the Courts." Drawing in part from the various issues discussed at the session, in which Philippe Cavalieros, as one of the first appointed International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Emergency Arbitrators, participated, this article focuses more specifically on the issue of concurrent jurisdiction to grant emergency relief.

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

    Article

    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.

  • Legal Headwinds: UK/EU - Quarterly Report - Q2 2018 Restricted access

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 10 May 2018

    The Q2 2018 edition of Legal Headwinds focuses on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to asset managers and financial institutions operating in the UK for the period from 01 April 2018 to 30 June 2018.

  • Emirates Law Business and Practice - Cryptocurrencies: A UAE perspective

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    Submitted: 09 May 2018

    As the use and numbers of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin increase Muneer Khan and Samir Safar-Aly of Simmons & Simmons look at the approach the UAE financial services regulators are taking.

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