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Stablecoins: A snapshot of global regulation

18 September 2019

Publication

Facebook’s proposed stablecoin, Libra, is dominating the headlines. However, growing interest means increased regulatory and political scrutiny. As digital assets transcend national borders, what does this mean for those interested in issuing or participating...

Busting Bitcoin's anonymity - the implications for financial institutions

13 September 2019

Publication

A deliberate design feature of Bitcoin is that it enables users to buy or sell anything without revealing their identity. Yet, paradoxically, all Bitcoin transactions are stored publicly and permanently on blockchain. Now, as seen in recent cases, enterprising...

Out of the Toolbox and Ready for Use: Antitrust Arbitration

12 September 2019

Publication

For the first time since the passage of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act of 1996, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division announced that it will use binding arbitration to resolve a dispositive issue regarding market definition. If successfully...

OFAC Announces Nicaragua Sanctions Regulations

5 September 2019

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Further to Executive Order 13851, "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua" and several previously announced sanctions against high-ranking Nicaraguan officials, OFAC announced on September 3, 2019, the Nicaragua...

Labour's inclusive ownership funds: nationalising 10% of everything?

3 September 2019

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With a general election in the UK looking increasingly likely, we've taken a detailed look at one of the UK Labour Party’s most striking policies: to require that 10% of the shares in all large UK companies be transferred to an "inclusive ownership...

Debarment: Asia Pacific Raises the Bar on Public Procurement

26 August 2019

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Debarment regimes exclude companies from public procurement opportunities following conviction for specified offences. We examine the global trend towards the strengthening of these regimes and how this is likely to affect companies in the Asia Pacific.

Caveat Emptor – OFAC Fines Creditor for Buying SDN's Troubled Debt

19 August 2019

Publication

On August 16, 2019, OFAC announced a settlement with Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc. ("ATCI"), a US subsidiary of Netherlands-based Altradius N.V.1 ATCI paid $345,316 to settle potential civil liability for two apparent violations of the Foreign...