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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.
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.

The Perils of a Sub-Contractor

Disputes in IT contracts are a rich source for the examination and development of the law on excluding and limiting liability.

Building for the future

Julia Court discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the UK’s construction industry in light of robust growth predictions in Builder & Engineer.

FCA’s Changes to the Sponsors Regime: Sponsor Competence and Further Consultation

On 26 September 2014, the FCA published CP14/21, a feedback and policy statement arising out of CP14/02.

Advocate General Opinion on Specific Mechanism

Advocate General Jӓӓskinen has issued his Opinion in a reference from the Court of Appeal concerning obligations under the Specific Mechanism.

Spanish Competition Authority commences infringement proceedings in the rail freight transport sector

The Spanish Competition Authority has started infringement proceedings against 8 companies operating in the rail freight transport sector in Spain.

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.

The debate over tax deductability

The OECD’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) may have some additional impacts for the European private equity industry.

European Parliament elects Juncker Commission

The European Parliament has given its strong support to the new European Commission meaning that it can start its term of office on 1 November 2014.

European Commission seeks feedback on Skyteam airline alliance commitments

The Commission has invited third parties to comment on commitments proposed by Air France/KLM, Alitalia and Delta to settle its competition investigation.

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