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2019 ExpertBriefing

Cryptocurrency and blockchain: hitting the real world, and some real-world problems

May 2019  |  BANKING & FINANCE

Greenspoon Marder LLP

Conferences and webinars devoted to cryptocurrency or blockchain are becoming increasingly common. Depending on an attendee’s attitude toward technology and, arguably, to new modes of finance, these events may seem like the wonders of tomorrow...

Infrastructure projects in Brazil: the road to partnerships


Investment Partnerships Program (IPP)

Brazil has, historically, had to contend with a huge infrastructure gap. Currently, annual investments from private and public sources are insufficient to even cover depreciation. The Brazilian public budget is unable to fill this gap; thus, the only way to satisfy...

Cyber risks coverage in Brazil


Chalfin, Goldberg, Vainboim & Fichtner

The 21st century has been shaped by the fourth industrial revolution: primarily, the arrival of the digital age, the spread of technology and the nascent growth of the Internet of Things (IOT). And while everyday life has become more practical because of the growing influence of digitalisation and technology, companies are facing increased and...

Safeguarding corporate brand and reputation

April 2019  |  RISK MANAGEMENT

ALMT Legal

The most invaluable assets of a business are its brand name and reputation. Indeed, a company’s brand and reputation is often synonymous to its success. Corporates often believe that the trust and loyalty a brand can invoke in a market is a vital element in...

Cyber crime in the UK – is it is bad as they say or worse?

April 2019  |  RISK MANAGEMENT

Hodge Jones & Allen

In November 2016, the government published the ‘National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021’ (NCSS). Philip Hammond, who was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer on 13 July 2016, drafted the forward that said: “Cyber-attacks are growing more frequent...

Patisserie Valerie and fraud prevention

April 2019  |  FRAUD & CORRUPTION

Kingsley Napley LLP

With the collapse into administration of Patisserie Valerie still fresh in everyone’s mind, this is a useful moment to reflect on fraud prevention measures and how the company’s collapse could have been avoided or the effects of the fraud mitigated...

Contract remedies in the United States


Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Whether in litigation or arbitration, the available remedies and the corresponding limitations for breach of contract claims drive decisions about whether to pursue claims or settle. The law in the US provides remedies for breach of contract that are monetary...

Protecting corporate reputation


Hamlins LLP

The impact of attacks on the reputation of corporate entities has never been so potentially damaging. The use of social media and the propensity for news to ‘go viral’ has heightened the need for companies to develop robust preventative strategies...

Financial regulation in Portugal: reflections on 2018

February 2019  |  BANKING & FINANCE


There were a number of regulatory milestones in Portugal in 2018. In this article we examine the three main directives which came into force during the year, the implementation of which raises regulatory challenges for financial entities operating in Portugal...

Solving the ethics enigma


Business Ethics Advisors, LLC

For any company, even an allegation, much less the truth, of unethical or criminal behaviour may result in millions of dollars in legal fees, fines and penalties, reduced market capitalisation and, potentially, criminal liability. For example, Volkswagen’s diesel scandal...

The profits of zoom


Henley Business School

We work in a world where being effective as a global business is essential. However, despite this, there is no single proven programme or discipline which provides leaders with the capabilities and competencies they need to succeed. If this is the case, then...

The new Italian CFC regime

February 2019  |  CORPORATE TAX

LMS Studio Legale

Legislative Decree No. 142 of 29 November 2018, published in the Italian Official Gazette on 28 December 2018, implemented Council Directive (EU) 2016/1164 of 12 July 2016, setting forth new rules against tax avoidance, known as the Anti Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD)...

Reflections on the MTN Nigeria Communications case


Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore

On 29 August 2018, Nigeria’s Central Bank (CBN) announced the imposition of sanctions against MTN Nigeria Communications Limited (MTNN) and four commercial banks for the alleged “flagrant violation of extant laws and regulations of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”. The CBN demanded that MTNN return to Nigeria some US$8.13bn, which the CBN claimed...

Latest ruling of the Italian Supreme Court on claims made clauses


PG Legal

The inclusion of claims made clauses in professional liability insurance contracts has become common in Italy in recent times, having been the subject of several rulings by the Italian Supreme Court, in which the latter has adopted contradicting positions...

Mediation: an ideal solution for international business disputes in Vietnam?


Dzungsrt & Associates LLC

The Department of Foreign Investment of the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam reported that, up to October 2018, there were 26,876 effective investment projects nationwide, with total registered capital of US$336.2bn. Furthermore, according...

Twists and turns on the road to a real rescue culture



Business failures are an emotional subject. Inevitably, stakeholders lose out, some more than others. Insolvency laws change in response to perceived problems and the mantra is to improve the prospects of business rescue. With further legal changes...

What about Brexit and financial institutions?

January 2019  |  BANKING & FINANCE


The exit of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) is fast approaching. On 22 November 2018, it was announced that the EU and the UK had reached ‘an agreement in principle’ on their relationship after Brexit. On 25 November 2018...

The private placement memorandum’s evolving role in the expanding market for global capital

January 2019  |  FINANCE & INVESTMENT

Royse Law Firm P.C.

Private equity (PE) markets are flourishing. Investor confidence looks to be on the uptick in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis that was partly triggered by the failure to accurately evaluate the risks of certain investments. One could say...

US enforcement authorities penalise companies for inadequate anti-money laundering compliance programmes

January 2019  |  FRAUD & CORRUPTION

Miller & Chevalier

In 2018, US enforcement authorities demonstrated their commitment to anti-money laundering (AML) compliance through prosecutions and resolutions with financial and non-financial institutions. This article will highlight 2018’s key enforcement actions...

The Brazilian general data protection law

January 2019  |  DATA PRIVACY

Chalfin, Goldberg, Vainboim & Fichtner

Federal Law No. 13,709/18, the so-called General Law on the Protection of Personal Data (LGPD), was introduced on 14 August 2018 and will come into force in February 2020, after 18 months of vacatio legis, providing new rules for the use of personal data...

Claims against states: investment treaties and the financial sector


Shearman & Sterling

When Croatia legislated to convert loans by Austrian banks denominated in Swiss francs into euros in 2015, after the Swiss franc surged in value, several affected banks made claims for compensation against the Croatian government. The banks brought their claims...

Preparing for international arbitration – focusing on Russian clients


Khrenov and Partners

In any arbitration, the role of preliminary evidence gathering and the importance of understanding the facts of the case cannot be overestimated. Although this might seem self-explanatory, one should bear in mind that the level of detail necessary...

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