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The European Investment Bank and the UK - preparations for Brexit

European Union, United Kingdom - July 17 2017 The United Kingdom is one of the four largest shareholders in the European Investment Bank (EIB) who each provide just over 16 of the EIB’s capital

Rippling through payment systems

United Kingdom - July 16 2017 Last week, the Bank of England (the Bank) published summaries of four proofs of concept which it had carried out through its Fintech accelerator. One

New restraints on Geo-blocking: EU initiatives on geo-blocking take form

European Union - July 3 2017 Geo-blocking is a wide-spread phenomena in the EU's digital landscape. In the inquiry launched by the EU Commission into the e-commerce sector

Rolls-Royce, Robots and the Risks of Brexit - the Serious Fraud Office’s 2016-17 Annual Report

European Union, United Kingdom - July 20 2017 The SFO's annual report for 2016-17 was published yesterday. Coming only a couple of months after the Conservative party's controversial manifesto

U.S. Government: Corporations Can Be Sued Under Alien Tort Statute For Violations of International Law

USA - July 13 2017 Can a corporation be held liable in the United States under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) for violations of international law? That is the question

BBC pay disclosure - could its stars be poached?

United Kingdom - July 21 2017 Much of the press coverage of the BBC’s recent disclosure of its top earners’ salaries has focused on the apparent gender imbalance in the figures

Rolls-Royce, Robots and the Risks of Brexit - the Serious Fraud Office’s 2016-17 Annual Report

European Union, United Kingdom - July 20 2017 The SFO's annual report for 2016-17 was published yesterday. Coming only a couple of months after the Conservative party's controversial manifesto

Pensions Alert: New requirements for pension scheme trustees to keep records under anti-money laundering legislation

United Kingdom - July 19 2017 New money laundering regulations transposing the Fourth Money Laundering Directive (the Directive) into UK law came into effect on Monday 26 June

United States efforts to hold foreign (i.e., non-U.S.) officials responsible and accountable for receiving bribes

USA - July 19 2017 In a victory for United States federal prosecutors, earlier this week a South Korean government official was found guilty of laundering bribery

The European Investment Bank and the UK - preparations for Brexit

European Union, United Kingdom - July 17 2017 The United Kingdom is one of the four largest shareholders in the European Investment Bank (EIB) who each provide just over 16 of the EIB’s capital