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Dubai's potential bid for the 2020 Olympic Games - funding UAE infrastructure through Islamic financing

The primary sources of Sharia law, and the detailed body of Islamic jurisprudence (Ijtihad (interpretation), Qiya (reasoned analogy) and Ijma (consensus) provide traders with a rich suite of instruments to finance any UAE infrastructure project. Will they be used to finance an Olympic Games?

Law Firm: Hadef & Partners | Published: 29 July 2010 | Practice Area: Corporate Financing

Bribery Act - the new offences and their impact on private equity

This article by Herbert Smith highlights the two main risks of the long awaited Bribery Act for private equity.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 29 July 2010 | Practice Area: Anti Money Laundering

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July 2010 financial institutions e-briefing

This e-briefing from Eversheds covers: the Bribery Act 2010 - implementation timeline and ‘adequate procedures’ guidance for commercial organisations; and the Law Commission review of insurance contract law - Issues Paper No.7 - the insured's post-contract duty of good faith.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 28 July 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Replacing the FSA: the Government's proposals

Baker & McKenzie provide an overview of the Coalition Government’s proposed major structural overhaul of the banking and financial services regulatory framework. The Government proposes the establishment of three new regulatory bodies to take over the role of the Financial Services Authority.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 28 July 2010 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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New European rules place tough restrictions on bonuses

The European Parliament recently approved tough new rules which will limit the way in which remuneration packages for staff within credit institutions and investment firms are structured.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 28 July 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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A new approach to financial regulation - the Government's consultation on reform

The financial secretary to the Treasury, Mark Hoban MP, has launched the Government’s consultation on the implementation of reforms to financial regulation. This document sets out detailed proposals for the financial services sector reform, first announced by Chancellor George Osborne on 16 June.

Law Firm: HM Treasury | Published: 26 July 2010 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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End of FSA is an opportunity to influence global reform

After a period of 'will they, won't they?', Chancellor George Osborne finally ended the speculation over the Financial Services Authority's fate in his recent Mansion House speech. In this article, Herbert Smith looks at the landscape for global regulation after the passing of the FSA as we know it.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 26 July 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Financial regulation - death, taxes and consultation papers

Major changes to the regulation of the financial services industry are coming from a bewildering array of directions. Clifford Chance partner Simon Crown charts the challenge of working in perennial uncertainty.

Law Firm: Clifford Chance | Published: 26 July 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Financial regulation - a little spare change

The creation of a new agency to tackle white-collar crime raises awkward questions about funding, argue Norton Rose partners Charles Evans and Dorian Drew.

Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright | Published: 26 July 2010 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation

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Investing in the UK – a guide for foreign investors

This Herbert Smith guide explains the key legal issues affecting planned or existing investment in the UK. It aims to explain those legal areas to the overseas investor and act as a glossary or step-by-step guide for the reader.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 26 July 2010 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

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