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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 considers price cap undertakings in East Coast rail franchise

The CMA is considering undertakings in lieu from Stagecoach to address competition concerns regarding the award of the East Coast rail franchise.

Commission conditionally approves Liberty Global’s acquisition of De Vijver Media

The European Commission has conditionally approved Liberty Global’s acquisition of controlling stake in De Vijver Media in return for commitments.

Private equity and venture capital could benefit from EU Capital Markets Union

The new European Commission President has spoken extensively about his plan for a "capital markets union" and last week's Green Paper puts some flesh on the bones, and marks the beginning of a broad consultation.

Summary of day two at SuperReturn International 2015

The second day of SuperReturn International saw the speakers share valuable insights on the industry and the different eras it has witnessed between 2005 and the present day.

OECD Foreign Bribery Report - “An analysis of the crime of bribery of foreign public officials”

The OECD Foreign Bribery Report is the first major analysis of countries’ efforts to combat corruption since the Anti-Bribery Convention came into force on 15 February 1999

Summary of day one at SuperReturn International 2015

SuperReturn International kicked-off yesterday in Berlin, bringing together the GP and LP communities. The sun shone outside but the 'mood-music' in the conference was more mixed.

Enterprise v Europcar: the battle of the 'e' car hire logos

Bill Ladas, Special Counsel in our Melbourne office, has written a report on Arnold J’s decision in Enterprise v Europcar which has recently been published on IP Whiteboard.The...

Hospital merger merits in-depth inquiry

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has decided to refer the merger between two hospitals NHS foundation trusts, subject to undertakings being offered.

The Reckitt Benckiser decision - regulatory compliance and the need for adequate procedures

The decision to fine Reckitt Benckiser for listing rules breaches provides further reasons for regulatory risk to remain high up the list of current corporate concerns.

Competition authorities crack down on cartels

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is enhancing the scale and sophistication of its enforcement activities, including its ability to identify and intervene in cartels.

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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.