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2019 ExpertBriefing

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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