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Compliance Management – The Challenges and Solutions

London, 15 January, 2015. Many countries are currently reviewing their regulatory and compliance regimes and many see the UK regime as the one to follow. Brian Rogers, Director of Regulation & Compliance Services at Riliance, provides an insight into some of[...]

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Financial Fair Play: A whole new ball game

London, 14 January, 2015. Financial Fair Play is helping to cure European football’s budgetary incontinence – and this means more work for lawyers. A panel session at next month’s Global Law Summit – Sports governing bodies: keeping to the rules[...]

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Shailesh Vara MP: Make the Magna Carta celebrations a springboard to a stronger legal market

London, 12th January, 2015.  Legal and commercial freedoms underpinned by the 800-year-old charter have helped create an enviable heritage, but its advantages don’t end there Many of the foundations and traditions we reference in our work as lawyers are drawn[...]

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Dubai World Tribunal Insolvency Regime

London, 12 January, 2015. On 13 December 2009 Decree No. 57 of 2009 “Establishing a Tribunal to decide the Disputes Related to the Settlement of the Financial Position of Dubai World and its Subsidiaries” was issued by His Highness the[...]

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DIFC Courts – Insolvency Regime

London, 8 January, 2015. Although there are no formal restructuring procedures in the DIFC[1], such as Chapter 11 in the United States or procedures whose primary objective is to rescue the company (such as administration in the UK), the DIFC[...]

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Banking reform – we need a long-term solution

Douglas Flint, chairman of HSBC one of the world’s largest banks, says much has been achieved in reforming the industry, but much of the trickiest work remains to be done. What’s missing most is clear vision of what the industry[...]

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Market Volatility: Another Twist on the Long Road to Normal

By Chris Sexton, Investment Director, Saunderson House London, 22 December, 2014. We sent a note to clients in July, which began with a quote from a John Wayne western, ‘It’s quiet…too quiet’. That wasn’t supposed to be a complaint. Entitled[...]

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Is Magna Carta still relevant today?

By Ruth Daniel, chief executive of the Access to Justice Foundation. London, 19 December, 2014. At the heart of Magna Carta was the concept that there should be proper access to justice. With the recent changes in the provision of legal[...]

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Lawyers in the boardroom

By Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council   London, 09 December, 2014. One of the aims of the Global Law Summit is to champion the rule of law as the cornerstone of a fair and just society.  That extends[...]

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Africa – playing with a home advantage

London, 01 December, 2014. As Nigeria’s biggest manufacturing conglomerate – and the Continent’s largest cement maker – Dangote has learned some hard lessons about how to succeed in the high-risk world of African commerce. These are lessons foreign investors could[...]

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