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CFPB announces final Arbitration Agreements Rule: what it prohibits, what it requires, and what's next

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has today published its final Arbitration Agreements Rule. This article examines the new legislation.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Consumer

An introduction to VAT in the Gulf states

A new Value Added Tax (VAT) is to be introduced in the Gulf States with effect from 1 January 2018. This article provides an overview of how it will operate.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Taxation

Global cartel enforcement: Where is it heading in 2017?

Depending on how you choose to read the mid-year statistics, 2017 is either trending towards record high or record low fine totals for global cartel enforcers. A&O’s Global Cartel Enforcement Mid-Year Report examines the figures.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 July 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

Update on PSC regime changes

Changes to the people with significant control regime were rushed through on 26 June to meet the deadline imposed by the EU's 4th Money Laundering Directive. This article looks at the action points.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 18 July 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Claims management companies face stronger regulation

Tighter regulation of Claims Management Companies is edging closer as the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill makes its way through parliament. This article examines the new legislation.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 17 July 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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Same-sex partners win their fight for full pensions

The Supreme Court has handed down an important judgment relating to occupational pension scheme death benefits payable to same-sex partners. This briefing examines the case in detail.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 17 July 2017 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

PSC Registers: AIM companies must comply

The UK's implementation of the 4th Money Laundering Directive has extended the scope of the PSC regime to include UK companies whose shares are admitted to trading on AIM, as this article explains.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 July 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

MiFID 2 implementation: are we nearly there yet?

In terms of the UK regulatory package, there are three legislative measures, and significant PRA and, to a far greater extent, FCA, rule amendments. This article examines them in detail.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 13 July 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Is your company’s PSC record up to date?

New rules about updating the records at Companies House came into force on 26 June 2017, and the deadline for updating the record ran out on 10 July. This articles examines what's new.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 13 July 2017 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

Queen's Speech 2017 and Brexit legislation

The Queen's Speech included eight separate Bills which will together provide the legislative underpinning for Brexit. This article takes a close look at each of them.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 12 July 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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