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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.
CMA confirms third phase 2 merger investigation of 2015

The Competition and Markets Authority has referred a food cans supplier merger for in-depth phase 2 review, the third reference made this year.

General Court dismisses appeals to prevent disclosure of further cartel information

The General Court has rejected appeals to prevent the European Commission from publishing a more detailed version of a 2006 cartel decision.

High Court dismisses claims to recoup tobacco fines

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has successfully defended claims for repayment of fines arising out of the tobacco chapter I infringement decision.

The UK Anti-Corruption Plan

The UK Anti-Corruption Plan, published on 18 December 2014 by HM Government is both thorough and ambitious.

Developers still failing to apply privacy in mobile apps

In September 2013 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published guidance for app developers to help them handle user's information correctly to meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

The legal landscape for activist investors

Michael Halford, UK Head of International Funds, and Ravi Chopra, associate, discuss the legal and regulatory climate for activist investors in LPEQ

ELTIF proposal offers private equity the prospect of accessing retail investors

The European Commission unveiled a proposal in 2013 for a new type of fund: the European Long Term Investment Fund, or ELTIF - a final text was agreed which paves the way for implementation of the new regime which will be of interest to private equity.

AGCM sanctions Telkom pursuant to new unfair business practices Regulation

The Italian Competition Authority has fined Telkom €320,000 for aggressive debt collection practices under the unfair business practices Regulation.

French Supreme Court rules on anticompetitive kerosene supply agreement

The French Supreme Court has upheld a 2008 Competition Authority decision to fine oil companies €41.1 m for colluding during an Air France gas supply tender.

Draft FB 2015: Proposed disguised fee income rules

Laura Charkin and Stephen Pevsner, Tax partners in London, wrote an article for Tax Journal analysing new draft legislation on 'disguised fee income'.

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