A litigator’s yearbook: 2012 in England and Wales

At this time of year it is traditional to look back over the past 12 months and try to sum up what the year has had to offer. We thought it might be helpful to do the same from a litigator’s perspective, and so we have set out an outline of some of the key developments from 2012 on topics … Read more

French AMF calls on investors to take basic precautions in relation to non-financial investments: consumer responsibility?

The French AMF has issued a public warning to investors who may, in the light of current low interest rates, be tempted to invest in unregulated sectors.  Highlighting an increase in the number of parties offering favourable investment returns for non-financial products as diverse as letters and manuscripts, works of art, solar panels, stamps, wine and diamonds, … Read more

Hong Kong: New statutory inside information disclosure regime and amendments to the Listing Rules come into effect on 1 January 2013 – are you ready?

The date when the new statutory disclosure regime for inside information under Part XIVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (“SFO”) comes into effect – 1 January 2013 – is fast approaching.  In November, the HK Stock Exchange published its consultation conclusions on consequential changes to the Listing Rules as a result of the new statutory regime.  … Read more

TI publishes Corruption Perceptions Index 2012

Transparency International (TI) has published the Corruption Perceptions Index 2012 (CPI). The CPI, originally launched in 1995, ranks countries according to how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. The index is compiled using a combination of polls drawing on corruption-related data and also reflects the views of observers from around the world. TI … Read more

Corporate crime update – December 2012

Please click here for the November 2012 edition of our global corporate crime update. Jurisdictions covered in this month’s update include: United Kingdom, France, Spain, Russia, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and the United States. Read more