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  • A new era for international mediation with the signing of the Singapore Convention

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    Submitted: 14 August 2019

    On 07 August 2019, the Singapore Convention on Mediation (Singapore Convention), was signed by 46 countries, including China, the United States, Singapore, India and South Korea. Support for the Convention from some of the world’s largest economies is encouraging: a recognition that mediation has become a viable dispute resolution option.

  • The new protocol to the US-Spain tax treaty will be in force soon

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    Submitted: 29 July 2019

    The US Senate has approved the Protocol amending the Tax Treaty between the US and Spain. Once the Protocol is in force, US investors will benefit from a broad package of tax advantages under the amended US/Spain Tax Treaty.

  • Hedge Fund Vista webinar - 25 June 2019

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    Submitted: 06 June 2019

    In this session, Sarah Crabb, Darren Fox, Hatice Ismail (Simmons & Simmons London) and Jim Cofer (Seward & Kissel LLP) will discuss the impact of the EU Shareholder Rights Directive on UK hedge fund managers; the US Tax Representative Rules; Co-Investments for hedge funds and an update on Cayman developments.

  • OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence

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    Submitted: 29 May 2019

    The OECD has published the final version of its Principles on Artificial Intelligence.

  • Hedge Fund Vista webinar - 21 May 2019

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    Submitted: 17 May 2019

    In this session, Sarah Crabb, Satyen Dhana, Allan Yip and Jek Aun Long will discuss the FCA’s first competition law infringement decision; Cayman SIBL licensing reforms; changes to Singapore distribution requirements; Regulatory Initial Margin and more.

  • SEC decision could enable active ETF Managers to reach their full potential - will ESMA follow suit?

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    Submitted: 17 April 2019

    In a significant development for the Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) industry, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given conditional approval for a new non-transparent ETF structure, which avoids the need to disclose its portfolio holdings.

  • Acceleration for cancer-related patent applications

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    Submitted: 20 February 2019

    The USPTO has extended a program providing accelerated examination of patent applications relating to cancer research.​

  • BaFin publishes short selling ban in Wirecard AG

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    Submitted: 18 February 2019

    ​On February 18, 2019, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) issued a general administrative decree prohibiting the creation and increase of net short selling positions in shares of Wirecard AG (DE0007472060).

  • Investing in Supply Chain Finance as an Asset Class - World Supply Chain Finance Report 2019

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    Submitted: 14 February 2019

    The World Supply Chain Finance Report 2019 provides an overview of recent developments in the global supply chain finance market on a regional basis and through specialist articles. The regions of focus for this report are APAC, Europe and the Americas.

  • Cultivating Green Sukuk

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    Submitted: 21 January 2019

    With the Green Bond Market expected to reach over USD 250-300bn in 2018, Lee Irvine and Samir Safar-Aly of Simmons & Simmons look at the potential for the growth of a Green Sukuk market in the Middle east.

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