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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.
France: The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2015

This article appeared in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

Summary of SuperReturn Middle East Conference 2014

With an impressive line-up of the leading GP's and investors in the MENA region, the conference was rather positive with participants painting an up-beat picture of a dynamic regional economy.

Legal challenge to new UK licensing regime fails

The GBGA’s challenge to the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 has been rejected

English and Spanish Schemes of Arrangement - Optimising the Outcome

On 9 March 2014, new laws reforming the Spanish equivalent of a scheme of arrangement came into force.

Patents Court invalidates combined dose psoriasis ointment patents

The Patents Court has decided that two patents relating to the treatment of psoriasis are invalid on the grounds of obviousness.

Russia takes first steps to seize foreign assets in response to sanctions

Last week, the Russian Parliament passed a bill that would allow foreign state-owned assets in Russia to be seized to compensate individuals and companies targeted by Western sanctions.

Client Money Rule Changes: have you updated your terms of business?

In June the Financial Conduct Authority published policy statement 14/9 setting out comprehensive amendments to its CASS rules.

Summary of EMPEA and FT’s Private Equity in Africa Conference 2014

The Financial Times and EMPEA joined forces to provide insights into the latest trends on private equity investing in Africa.

EU Commission issues fines for refusal to supply and margin squeeze abuses

The European Commission has fined broadband services provider Slovak Telekom and its parent company Deutsche Telekom €69.9 million for abusive conduct.

EU Court overturns €4.4 million cartel fine against glassmaker

The General Court has annulled a cartel fine due to lack of evidence establishing participation in a ‘single and continuous’ infringement.

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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.