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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.
Minimum energy efficiency standards for rental properties in England & Wales: government consults on proposed regulations

The July 2014 consultation paper details restrictions, in force 1 April 2018, on leasing buildings in England and Wales with F- or G- rated energy performance.

Disclaimer of lease leaves landlord with large rates bill

In Schroder v Birmingham (2014), the High Court clarified who is liable for business rates in England after a tenant becomes insolvent.

Goldman's long shot

Simon Holmes, Stephen Williams and Brian O’Neil discuss competition law concerns surrounding Goldman Sach’s antitrust fine.

Marine Harvest fined €20 million for failing to pre-clear salmon merger

The European Commission has fined Marine Harvest €20m for acquiring its rival without receiving prior authorisation under the EU Merger Regulation.

State measure resulting in inequality of opportunity breaches EU law, says ECJ in Greek lignite appeal

The ECJ has upheld a European Commission decision finding the Greek government’s award of mineral rights to a state-owned electricity company illegal.

UK’s CMA set to accept failing firm defence to clear phase II radioactive tracer merger

The completed acquisition of IBA Molecular (IBA) by Alliance Medical (Alliance) has been provisionally cleared at phase II by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), despite potential...

High Court upholds restrictive covenants under ‘Pronuptia’ franchise test

A competition defence raised against an alleged breach of certain post-termination restrictive covenants, has been dismissed by the UK’s High Court.

On the hook: Private equity investors held liable for the anti competitive conduct of their portfolio companies

Why Private Equity firms need to consider competition law risks before any investment following the Goldman Sachs fine from the Commission

Nigerian rules: New Nigerian SEC rules on infrastructure funds

The infrastructure investment space, particularly in Nigeria, continues to attract the attention of the nations of the world (developed and developing nations alike) and the global investment community.

The Beginners Guide to AIFMD (for non-EU fund managers)

Cindy Valentine and Gregg Beechey provide an outline of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

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