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23 September 2014
The Brussels I Regulation (recast) will introduce significant improvements in the jurisdictional regime within the EU. In particular, it gives priority to a court nominated in an exclusive jurisdiction clause, allowing that court to continue with its proceedings...
Hong Kong Court of First Instance case casts spotlight on new Practice Direction on 'e-discovery' between parties
29 August 2014
Discovery of electronically created or electronically stored information in civil litigation (e-discovery) is a complex and often costly process. A new Hong Kong Practice Direction SL1.2 (Practice Direction) seeks to balance the playing field between parties...
18 August 2014
A number of significant amendments, to become effective on 19 January 2013, are being made to Ukraine's insolvency law (the "Insolvency Law"). The changes, which are likely to be subject to further amendment prior to becoming effective, are an attempt...
15 July 2014
In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States, the World Wide Web celebrated its first birthday, and Australia enacted cross-media ownership laws that remain largely unchanged to this day. However, the country's Department of Communications...
10 July 2014
We are pleased to provide you with the latest edition of our Luxembourg Legal Update. This newsletter provides a compact summary of, and guidance on, the new legal issues which may impact your business, particularly in relation to banking, finance, capital...
Think before you speak: Continuous disclosure lessons for analysts, investors and companies following ASIC v Newcrest
10 July 2014
Failure to comply with continuous disclosure obligations can have serious repercussions not only for listed companies but also for the investors and analysts who deal with them. ASIC v Newcrest Mining Limited  FCA 698 case highlights the common pitfalls...
9 June 2014
On 28 May, the UK Upper Tribunal handed down its long-awaited judgment in relation to the FCA's case against Ian Hannam for market abuse. The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") had found, and the Upper Tribunal has now held, that he engaged in...
Hong Kong Court orders Ernst and Young to hand over auditing records to Hong Kong regulator (Re-issued)
3 June 2014
In an unprecedented decision handed down on 22 May 2014, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (CFI or, the court) has ordered the Hong Kong office of the global accounting firm, Ernst and Young (EY) to produce audit working papers and underlying accounting documents...
22 May 2014
On May 20, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") Acting Chairman Mark Wetjen announced that the agency would make its first award under the Whistleblower Program created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...
9 May 2014
This week, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important ruling restricting the courts' authority over securities fraud cases involving securities listed on foreign exchanges – even if those securities are cross-listed on exchanges...