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Trans-Pacific Partnership – agreement reached 

After many hours of intense negotiation, agreement has been reached on the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) concluding a final lengthy round of negotiations in Atlanta, USA on 5 October 2015 (Washington DC time). The full text of the agreement (constituting … Continue reading

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OECD Foreign Bribery Report

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its Foreign Bribery Report (Report) this week.  The Report is the OECD’s first ever analysis of foreign bribery on a global scale.  It analyses 427 legal cases involving companies (164 cases) and … Continue reading

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Addressing the implications of non-EEA national depositor preference regimes in the UK

In certain non-EEA countries, if a firm becomes insolvent, the claims of depositors in the home country will be preferred above the claims of depositors outside the home country, including the depositors of the UK branch.   The UK’s FSA is … Continue reading

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Proposed changes to the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 – Government response to consultation

Following a somewhat leisurely consultation process, the Government has this week published a response to its consultation on changes to the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (“MLR”) and an impact assessment of the proposed changes (http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/fin_review_laundering_regs.htm).  The consultation follows a review … Continue reading

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The Bribery Act and its application to Argentinian businesses

Susannah Cogman and Jeremy Sher recently published an article in the monthly newsletter of the British-Argentinian Chamber of Commerce on the application of the Bribery Act to Argentinian firms. The article discusses the extra-territorial effects of the Bribery Act, and current enforcement trends.  Susannah … Continue reading

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