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Getting the balance of privacy right

Tracking individuals’ use of the internet is the latest trend in online advertising. But are current data protection laws strong enough to protect the right to privacy? Online advertising comes in many guises: ads on search engine results pages, banner ads and email marketing, including spam, to name...view abstract

Law Firm: Morrison & Foerster | Published: 15 January 2009 | Practice Area: Freedom of Information

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Law Firm: Stephenson Harwood | Published: 01 January 2009 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

Financial services and regulation newsletter - Treasury Committee announces banking crisis evidence sessions

Stephenson Harwood's regular round-up of news, speeches and publications on financial services regulation and enforcement in the UK

Law Firm: Stephenson Harwood | Published: 01 January 2009 | Practice Area: Mortgages and Security

Stabilising the German market

A controversial state programme aims to breathe confidence back into Germany’s stricken financial sector. In early October, the German Government started work on a stabilisation programme, deciding to guarantee all private customer deposits at banking institutions without limit. The programme came...view abstract

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 11 December 2008 | Practice Area: Central Government

Rules on rescue

European Commission issues guidance on state aid to banks. Following a flurry of rescue measures put in place by European Union (EU) member states to support the banking sector, on 13 October the European Commission (EC) issued a communication to clarify the types of measures which it considers will...view abstract

Law Firm: Hogan & Hartson | Published: 20 November 2008 | Practice Area: Central Government

Cooperation limits

The US Department of Justice has announced a revised set of cooperation policy guidelines. There has been a very dramatic increase over the past five years — in both the US and Europe — in the number of compliance-related investigations and prosecutions. The upsurge has been accompanied by ever larger...view abstract

Law Firm: Covington & Burling | Published: 30 October 2008 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Cutting the red tape

The EC’s new regulation simplifies state aid rules and promotes small businesses, equality and the environment. The European Commission’s (EC’s) newly-launched General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) is one of the most important developments in European Union (EU) state aid law for many years...view abstract

Law Firm: Hammonds | Published: 02 October 2008 | Practice Area: Private Client

The end of an era

Spain’s left-leaning Government has made good on a promise to abolish the country’s longstanding wealth tax. In a speech given in December 2007, the Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero personally promised, if elected in March 2008, to abolish the country’s wealth tax in order to join...view abstract

Law Firm: Salans | Published: 28 August 2008 | Practice Area: Inheritance Tax

A clearer view

Russia is moving towards greater judicial transparency, thanks in part to the country’s top commercial court. The first half of 2008 has been a time of great challenges and significant developments in the economic justice system in Russia. Almost all of the developments were dealt with or initiated...view abstract

Law Firm: Magisters | Published: 31 July 2008 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure

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Flexible financing

France has a new legal framework for securitisation, the result of the market and the authorities working together. France has fundamentally changed its securitisation laws. Ordinance 2008-556, which came into effect this month, was the fruit of exceptional cooperation between market participants...view abstract

Law Firm: Gide Loyrette Nouel | Published: 31 July 2008 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance

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