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How to protect your company’s reputation and reduce financial risk

Global regulators and enforcement agencies are more joined-up than ever before in the fight against fraud, bribery and corruption. This makes it more critical than ever to respond rapidly, appropriately and robustly to any aberrational conduct, as this EY briefing explains.

Law Firm: EY | Published: 20 October 2015 | Practice Area: Anti Money Laundering

Fraudsters targeting law firms that use online banking: how to protect yourself

In recent months there have been increasing reports in the press of fraudsters actively targeting firms of solicitors that use online banking. It is relatively simple for firms to protect themselves against online fraud by following four simple steps, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 14 October 2015 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection

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FCA and PRA set out new rules on whistleblowing: what you need to know

The FCA has published new rules designed to encourage a culture in which individuals raise concerns and challenge poor practice and behaviour. The new regime represent a significant expansion on the scope of the previous rules and guidance on whistleblowing. This DLA briefing looks at the details.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 12 October 2015 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

When senior people change jobs: a new regulatory references regime

To fulfil their regulatory obligations, banks, building societies and credit unions will need to implement robust systems and controls to ensure individuals in senior positions have a strong personal engagement with and responsibility for shortcomings or misconduct in their line of responsibility.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 12 October 2015 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Beware of the zombies: ancient English statutes haunting common law offshore jurisdictions

Most lawyers in the British Overseas Territories are aware of the role of the old common law, but what some are less cognisant of is the effect of ancient English statutes. These 'zombie' statutes can reach out from the grave and disrupt modern commercial transactions, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 09 October 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate

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Capital Markets Union Action Plan: a list of the key points and priority areas for action

The European Commission has presented its Capital Markets Union Action Plan, together with a first set of initiatives to build a Capital Markets Union. This Linklaters briefing looks at the six priority areas for action and sets out the most important and concrete steps announced by the Commission.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 05 October 2015 | Practice Area: Company Capital Maintenance

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New specialist banking court introduced today

Today, a new financial court list has been introduced to bridge the work of the Commercial Court and Chancery Divisions. It will allow for high value and complex financial disputes to be allocated between a small selection of specialist judges, as Eversheds explains.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 02 October 2015 | Practice Area: Arbitration

Small business? Material changes to UK company law ahead

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 materially reforms UK company law. This briefing summarises the key changes, all of which are expected to be implemented by October 2016 and looks at what, if anything, companies should be doing now to prepare for them.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 30 September 2015 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

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Employment Tribunal reforms: A north-south divide?

There is already a significant difference in Employment Tribunal procedure in England and Scotland and there is more to come!

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 25 September 2015 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract

Quicker with a greater chance of success: Italy updates its bankruptcy rules

Recent material updates to the Italian bankruptcy law will likely result in increased chances of success of debt restructuring schemes as well in speeding up the judicial proceedings for the satisfaction of creditors.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 24 September 2015 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

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