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SEC eats away at Munchee "utility tokens": guidance for ICOs

What takeaways can other potential token issuers glean from the Munchee order? How much "utility" is needed?

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 18 December 2017 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

Group liability for data protection failure – A new threat for private equity firms?

With GDPR on the horizon, private equity firms must act to minimise the risk of becoming financially liable for the data protection failings of portfolio companies.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 18 December 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

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Second Circuit denies rehearing on decision barring testimony compelled by foreign governments

Court denies the US government’s petition for rehearing, despite argument the decision will hinder cross-border investigations and prosecutions.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 13 December 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Damages for negligence? Go back to basics…

The Supreme Court has provided a very clear reminder of a key principle in the case of Tiuta International Limited v De Villiers Surveyors Limited. This article examines the case.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 12 December 2017 | Practice Area: Negligence

Rating: 5 people found this useful

Bitcoin surpasses $10,000 for the first time – will there be a regulatory response?

With Bitcoin breaking through the $10,000 barrier, regulatory focus on FinTech – which was already increasing in intensity – is likely to get even more intense.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 11 December 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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Payments innovation and competition in retail banking services stay high on FCA agenda for 2018

Driven by payments innovation and new regulation, 2018 is cited as the year for some of the most significant changes retail banking has seen.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 11 December 2017 | Practice Area: Financial Services Regulation

Discontinuation of LIBOR - consequences for loan agreements

The Chief Executive of the FCA, has announced that banks and other market participants need to prepare for LIBOR to be discontinued after 2021. This article examines the implications of such a move.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 08 December 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Rating: 6 people found this useful

Horizon Scanning - UK Real Estate 2018

This report from Linklaters looks back on 2017 and ahead to 2018, focusing on 7 key areas that will shape the UK real estate market.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 08 December 2017 | Practice Area: Real Estate

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Supreme Court questions “obtuse” statute addressing jurisdiction over Securities Act claims

Justices hear oral arguments on whether Plaintiffs can evade federal jurisdiction over Securities Act claims by exploiting “gibberish” in the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 06 December 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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The New Zealand Government's new directive to the Overseas Investment Office

The Associate Finance Minister and the Minister for Land have issued a new directive letter under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 (OIA). This article examines the proposals.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 06 December 2017 | Practice Area: Financial Services Regulation

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