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FCA consults on CRD IV: Are you an IFPRU or BIPRU firm?

Proposed changes to the FCA Handbook as published by the FCA in its consultation paper published on 31 July 2013.
Extensive new sanctions imposed against Russia

Yesterday (18 December 2014) further sanctions against Russia were agreed by the EU, focusing on investment into and trade with Crimea and Sevastopol.

CNMC extends its modular construction infringement proceedings to 12 additional companies

The Spanish Competition Authority has extended the existing infringement proceedings in the modular construction case to 12 additional undertakings.

Thirteen ways to avoid and resolve disputes

The private equity community – along with any other active participant in the financial services industry in the post-financial crisis world – faces risk from all sides So it is timely that this month saw the publication of a book on Dispute Resolution in Private Funds (edited by Hilton Mervis, a partner at King & Wood Mallesons).

General Court cuts ENI’s recidivism uplift in paraffin wax cartel appeal

The General Court has reduced the fine imposed on ENI by the Commission for retroactively attributing liability for earlier cartel infringements.

CMA rules pork pies merger may give rise to competition concerns

The Competition and Markets Authority intends to refer Pork Farms’ chilled savoury pastry merger for a phase 2 investigation unless undertakings are offered.

Net Contribution - "The Concealed Pitfall or Trap"

Despite the prominence of net contribution clauses in construction collateral warranties, third party rights schedules and sometimes in contracts or appointments, until last year there had been no English law cases to determine whether or not net contribution clauses are enforceable

Superdry design rights infringed by Animal hooded gilet

The IPEC has decided that an Animal men’s gilet infringed Superdry’s unregistered design rights in its ‘Academy’ gilet.

China’s growing UK presence – The cost to competition

Darren Rogers, Real Estate partner, wrote an article for Property Week discussing the implications of China’s investment into the UK

AGCM authorizes joint venture for book distribution following commitments

The Italian Competition Authority has cleared a book distribution joint venture following commitments to protect small and medium-sized publishers.

Workplace Wisdoms: Mistletoe and Wine - brand new festive pitfalls for employers

In this podcast, we look at some of the brand new festive pitfalls which 2014 has brought for employers, and how you can navigate through them to a peaceful New Year.

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Shaistah Akhtar

Shaistah Akhtar is a regular contributor to our Business Litigation Alert, primarily focusing on fraud, bribery and sanctions issues in Europe and around the world.