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Investment Funds - US developments affecting non-US managers

In Europe, the draft AIFM Directive is still the cause of much debate, while in the United States the long-awaited overhaul of the financial markets has now become law, with implications for the wider funds industry. These new laws and other US developments are analysed in this article by Travers.

Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 04 August 2010 | Practice Area: Structured products

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Essential corporate news - week ending 30 July 2010

This weekly round up from Norton Rose covers topics such as: HM Treasury - a new approach to financial regulation; and CSA - improving board effectiveness (review of the Higgs Guidance).

Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright | Published: 03 August 2010 | Practice Area: Corporation Tax

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Cleantech investment and private equity - an industry survey

Norton Rose LLP and Cleantech Investor have together conducted a survey to canvass opinion from the private equity and cleantech communities, seeking input from investors, cleantech companies, advisers and consultants, all of whom are active in cleantech business.

Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright | Published: 02 August 2010 | Practice Area: Corporate Financing

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FSA updates remuneration code to take into account CRD III

The FSA has announced a consultation on plans to update its Remuneration Code in order to incorporate the proposed remuneration rules of the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD III) which were approved by the European Parliament earlier this month.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 02 August 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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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