The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published a report on its peer review of the credit concentration risk aspects of its guidelines on the management of concentration risk under the supervisory review process (GL 31).
Big Talk After a Cautious Expansion of Ukraine-Related Sanctions by the U.S. – but Still No Big Changes for U.S. Exporters
Although Obama Administration officials undoubtedly recognize the need to punish Russia and Russian-backed rebels for their alleged role in the MH17 tragedy, they also will continue to weigh the effects of further sanctions on U.S. entities.
As if the Cornelius/Hildebrand Gurlitt saga needed any more complications as the world awaits the official decision by the Kunstmuseum Bern about whether to accept the appointment as Cornelius Gurlitt’s heir, even more artwork has apparently turned up.
In April, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘Court’) declared Directive 2006/24/EC on the Retention of Data to be invalid, creating uncertainty for telecommunications operators across the region. In a controversial move by the UK Government, the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (‘Act’) has been passed using emergency procedures.
In Westbrook Dolphin Square Limited -v- Friends Life Limited  EWHC 2433 (Ch) the High Court has paved the way for one commercial owner to compel the transfer of another’s freehold property to it, by the process of collective enfranchisement.
One of our China lawyers just got the following email which, interestingly enough went to the spam folder. I mention that it went to the spam folder because it shows that Outlook recognized it for what it contained, a fairly standard China domain name scam email.
Payment of severance allowance (normally known as long term service pay) never ceases to be the subject of much confusion and constant debate.
Anything designed to reduce the burden of regulation on employers must be a good idea, right? Well, not necessarily, no, and certainly not the proposed Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill, a legislative proposal defective from conception to execution in almost every way it is possible to imagine.
More than three years ago, we did the following post, entitled, China: Do Just One Thing. Trademarks.
From time to time I get calls from start-up companies about to embark on manufacturing in China. They are calling to ask what they need to do “to protect themselves.”
The UK Government has released a long awaited consultation document proposing new controls on IT suppliers’ dealings with customers facing insolvency.