Tag Archives: disclosure

SFC focuses on the role of financial advisers and valuers in advising listed companies in corporate transactions

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a circular to financial advisers to provide guidance on its expectations as to their role when advising listed companies on corporate transactions (FA circular). The FA circular reminds financial advisers of their … Continue reading

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MAR MONDAY On 3 July 2016, the EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) (EU 596/2014) replaced the Market Abuse Directive (MAD) and the current UK regimes for market abuse and inside information.  To help guide you through the first six months … Continue reading

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Filed under Europe, European Regulation, FCA, Regulatory Reform

Use of predictive coding for e-disclosure endorsed by English High Court

A decision of the English High Court handed down earlier this week has expressly approved the use of predictive coding (also known as technology assisted review) for a large disclosure exercise: Pyrrho Investments Limited & Anr v MWB Property Limited … Continue reading

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UK Court orders disclosure of confidential SFO and client documents: Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd & Anor v Wilkins Kennedy

The recent case management decision in Harlequin Property (SVG) Ltd and Another v Wilkins Kennedy [2015] EWHC 3050 (TCC) considered an application by the Defendant to withhold documents from inspection on the basis of confidentiality. The documents in question fell … Continue reading

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Irish court endorses use of predictive coding for disclosure

A recent decision of the High Court in the Republic of Ireland has endorsed the use of predictive coding for a disclosure exercise, rejecting the opposing party’s insistence on a linear manual review of all the keyword responsive documents and … Continue reading

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Filed under Commercial Litigation, Europe

Australia: ASIC’s report card on handling confidential information – ‘could do better’

Following the selective briefing of analysts by Newcrest in mid-2013, ASIC announced that it would sit in on communications between companies and analysts during the next reporting season.  Armed with the output of that survey, as well as interviews of listed … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal upholds procedural orders despite risk of compliance breaching French blocking statute

A judgment handed down on Tuesday has confirmed that the English court is unlikely to refrain from making procedural orders against French parties to litigation on the basis that compliance with such orders may involve a breach of the so-called … Continue reading

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UK High Court finds SFO not barred from giving disclosure of third party documents obtained under compulsory powers

The High Court has held that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) was not prevented from giving disclosure as a defendant to civil proceedings of documents received from third parties in response to notices issued under section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act … Continue reading

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European Parliament votes through CRD IV

Following the conclusion of negotiations between the Council, the Parliament and the European Commission in March, the European Parliament has voted to adopt proposals for the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR), and a fourth edition of the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV), … Continue reading

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Filed under Banking, EU, Europe, European Regulation

MAS publishes amendments to the rules governing collective investment schemes and closed-ended funds in Singapore

On 26 December 2012, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) issued a consultation paper relating to proposals to amend the Securities and Futures (Offer of Investments) (Collective Investment Schemes) Regulations 2005 (the “CIS Regulations”).  A copy of the consultation paper … Continue reading

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