On Monday, ESMA published its final draft technical standards detailing the MiFID II / MiFIR rules for firms caught by the Directive and Regulation.
The most salient feature of the current international investment law framework is the use of international arbitration to resolve disputes between investors and States.
The European Court of Justice has today ruled that the European Commission's US Safe Harbor Decision, which lets American companies use a single standard for consumer privacy and data storage in both the US and Europe, is invalid.
A study published 22 September 2015 criticises the EU's development of its Digital Single Market (‘DSM') strategy for being overly commercially and economically driven, with little attention to the key legal and social challenges regarding privacy and personal data protection.
The chart below gives a great breakdown of consumer expenditure in recent years with forecasts for the future.
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The UK was recently ranked the second most innovative country in the world according to the 2015 Global Innovation Index (GII).
As with most jurisdictions, in the process of litigating in the USA the parties go through a fact gathering, or 'discovery', phase. This may include the taking of depositions (an oral statement from a witness, under oath, before trial) or interrogatories.
New 2014 LCIA Rules introduce default rule that the law applicable to an arbitration agreement is the law of the seat.
Jacqui Hatfield and Melanie Shone have recently written an article titled The FCA and FinTech: playing by the rules to support FinTech disruption, examining the role of the UK Financial Conduct Authority in supporting the disruptive innovation of FinTech.
In Ramphal v Department for Transport (EAT – 2015), the EAT has provided guidance on the appropriate level of HR involvement in disciplinary proceedings.
Complaint reduction should be a priority for every firm.
When it comes to the really big corporate scandals, sometimes one could be forgiven for asking the really obvious question…just what were they thinking?
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On 17 September 2015, the Court of Appeal (Lord Justices Moore-Bick, Longmore and McCombe) heard Owners' appeal of the decision of Mr Justice Males (sitting in the Commercial Court)...
London and New York City have a long-established relationship as twin ambassadors for global tourism and reciprocal investment.
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2015 has already seen the introduction of potentially significant changes for HR professionals, most notably the introduction of Shared Parental Leave.
Yesterday, the Scottish Government published its Statutory Guidance on the Selection of Tenderers and the Award of Contracts.
The location of a holding company is a significant consideration in any international corporate structure.
Just two weeks after Advocate General Bot delivered his controversial recommendation that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) should find the Safe Harbor Decision (2000/520/EC of 26 July 2000) to be invalid, the court has handed down its judgment in Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner (Case C-362/14), following the Advocate General's recommendation.
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This note concerns an appeal against a revocation notice by the Environment Agency of a waste transfer permit in respect of which the Agency is regulator. It is not concerned with a determination of an appeal by written representations or inquiry.
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