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  • Treaty relief and non-CIV funds discussion draft

    Article

    Submitted: 16 January 2017

    The OECD is consulting on examples to illustrate the interaction between the BEPS Action 6 treaty provisions and the treaty entitlement of non-collective-investment vehicle funds.

  • Digital payments in the UAE - a new Framework

    Article

    Submitted: 12 January 2017

    On 01 January 2017, the UAE Central Bank published a “Regulatory Framework for Stored Values and Electronic Payment Systems” (the Framework).

  • Financial Services Alerter - December 2016 developments

    Newsletter

    Submitted: 11 January 2017

    Issue 107 of this regular bulletin summarising significant legal and regulatory developments of relevance to the fund management and investment banking communities.

  • The Schedule of Cost Components is really complicated, why not just use rates?

    Online Learning

    Submitted: 05 January 2017

    One of the innovative approaches of the NEC was to provide more definition around what amounts to recoverable “cost” under the contract in the form of a schedule of cost components. Is it really worth the trouble though?

  • Arbitration in 2017: ICC expedited procedure

    Article

    Submitted: 05 January 2017

    The ICC rules will change in March 2017, to allow (and in certain cases impose) an expedited procedure that will allow quicker and cheaper arbitrations.

  • Arbitration in 2017: Greater gender balance

    Article

    Submitted: 05 January 2017

    ​Following the wide adoption of the “Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge" by arbitral bodies and professionals in 2016, will 2017 see results?

  • OECD updates BEPS report on interest deductions

    Article

    Submitted: 23 December 2016

    The OECD has released further guidance on the group ratio rule and addressing BEPS involving interest deductions in relation to banking and insurance groups.

  • Is there a Final Account mechanism under the NEC?

    Online Learning

    Submitted: 20 December 2016

    When you get to the end of the contract a key question is the tally up of how much it has cost against how much it was planned to cost. How does the NEC achieve this? Is this one area where it is process light compared to other contracts? Why might that be?

  • Why aren’t Options B and D used much?

    Online Learning

    Submitted: 20 December 2016

    There is a clear preference in the UK market for Options A and C, is there a contractual, legally, technical, or practical reason for that? Do these forms offer alternatives that are being missed?

  • FinTech in trade and trade finance

    Article

    Submitted: 14 December 2016

    A look at FinTech, blockchain and smart contracts highlighting their relevance to trade finance.

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