The Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) proposed family, friends and business associates exemption (the Ontario Exemption), if adopted, would allow small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to raise capital in Ontario from a broader range of permitted individuals, while imposing concurrent parameters and obligations which promote investor protection and consistency of application.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC (Directive) is invalid.
The FCA has published a research paper produced for it by a third party. The research paper discusses the consumer experience of payday loans and logbook loans, as well as the experience of fee-charging and non-fee-charging debt management services.
Not sure if the number of China bank fraud cases is increasing due to China’s declining economy or if the China lawyers at my firm are simply getting more emails on them simply because we so often blog about them, but the number of these emails definitely started accelerating rapidly a few months ago.
In its March 20, 2014 proposals for four new prospectus exemptions intended to facilitate capital raising for businesses in Ontario, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) proposed a crowdfunding prospectus exemption (the “Crowdfunding Exemption”) aimed at facilitating greater access to capital through the exempt market, particularly for start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises.
A Cross-Border View of Purchase Money Security Interests Under the Uniform Commercial Code and the PPSA
In a recent blog entry, I discussed the divergent treatment of name changes and other post filing or registration events under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and the Personal Property Security Act (PPSA).
This blog refers to Bettina Goletz’s blog on “Limits on non-compete and non-solicitation clauses under German law”.
In Consultation Paper 13/15: Enhancing the effectiveness of the listing regime and further consultation (CP13/15), the FCA included a question on changing the rules on cancelling a listing.
China (nationally) recently changed its minimum capital requirements to zero. Many commentators have written on this change but none as far as I can tell have written on what it really means in concrete terms for foreign companies seeking to form a WFOE in China.
Many employers have implemented policies and procedures to protect employees from harassment in the electronic work space in an effort to limit liability.