Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC
In November 2015 the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission ("CySEC") introduced a "fast-track" procedure in order to expedite the examination and determination of pending applications...
On 1 February 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) released its questions and answers (Q&As) on the new UCITS V Directive.
Once drafted, the new agreement will then be put to the Article 29 Working Party who will advise the European Commission on whether or not it should be adopted.
On 3 February, the Article 29 Working Party, a group comprising representatives of the EU Member States' Data Protection Authorities, issued a statement cautiously welcoming the agreement on an "EU-U.S. Privacy Shield".
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Completing an extended rework process that began in 2010, the German legislator finally passed an amendment of the German Stock Corporation Act (the "AktG") in December 2015.
Various changes in German law scheduled for 2016 will affect your company's legal, accounting, administrative obligations, and how your business operates.
Last year, the Gibraltar Government introduced the Private Trust Company Act 2015, which will no doubt prove an especially attractive proposition for Family Offices.
The decision reached by the Supreme Court (Charleton J., Laffoy J. and McMenamin J.) on 16th December, 2015 in Ulster Bank Ireland Ltd. v Rory O'Brien, Danny O'Brien & Michael McDermott has provided some welcome clarity...
Mason Hayes & Curran
The Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis (the "Banking Inquiry") was established in November 2014 as the first inquiry of its kind under new parliamentary inquiry legislation.
The Governor of the Central Bank, Philip Lane, set out for the Committee an overview of the Central Bank's current work programme.
On 20th January 2016, the Irish Court of Appeal (the "Court") handed down an important decision in the case of Director of Corporate Enforcement v Walsh & ors  IECA 2 in relation to the law on the disqualification of directors.
The 2016 Stability Law outlines new time limits for the tax assessment period and new rules relating to mandatory checks by the Italian tax authorities.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The draft of Serbia's new Trademark Act strives to remove shortcomings in the existing trademark legislation and further harmonize Serbian laws with those of the European Union.
The Turkish Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency has made a series of amendments to a range of banking-related Regulations and Communiqués.
Dentons Europe Müşavirlik Limited
Turkey liberalized the electricity market in 2001 and established the sector-specific regulatory body Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) concurrently.
Clyde & Co
Since August 2011 the Ministry of Labour in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has focused on promoting employment for KSA nationals and updating labour legislation...
Under rules which came into force in April 2015, occupational pension schemes providing DC benefits (other than where the only DC benefits are AVCs) must have a chair of trustees (the Chair) in place.
Contracting-out of the second state pension is to be abolished from 6 April 2016, to coincide with the introduction of the new state pension.
Talk Talk have published figures showing the impact of the cyber-attack that the company experienced in October 2015. Since the ‘significant and sustained' attack Talk Talk have experienced the loss of 101,000 customers.
The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office recently hosted a panel discussion with UK business leaders to clarify UK trade policy on Iran following the lifting of sanctions.