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Update on Lehman Brothers insolvency proceedings in the US, UK and Japan

  • Locke Lord LLP
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  • Japan, United Kingdom, USA
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  • October 7 2008

On September 20, 2008, the Bankruptcy Court approved the sale of certain assets of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. ("LBHI") and Lehman Brothers Inc. ("LBI"), including those related to its Canadian Capital Markets and Investment Banking businesses, to Barclays Capital, Inc. ("Barclays"

Financial crisis: litigation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom, USA
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  • October 15 2008

It is inevitable that in such a dramatic and fast-changing economic landscape, commercial counterparties are urgently considering whether and how they can protect their rights by litigation

Round up

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 19 2008

This year saw another IFA try to take a stand against the Financial Ombudsman Service

Limitation runs from when...?

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 19 2008

Following the recent dramatic falls in the property and equities markets and given their continued volatility, investment advisors can expect to receive a growing number of claims arising out of advice offered many years ago

Hindsight is not so wonderful

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 19 2008

Recent judicial support for the Financial Ombudsman's alleged use of hindsight and personal experience of previous industry practice could not have come at a worse time for a sector waking up to all sorts of potential exposures in the aftermath of the credit crunch and associated economic downturn

Third-party rights: protection under the UK's FSMA

  • White & Case LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 31 2007

A key disciplinary sanction available to the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) is public censure

Litigation funding hedge funds increasingly look to invest in litigation funding

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 19 2007

As has been widely reported, hedge funds are increasingly looking to invest in litigation funding as a strategy to provide returns that are not correlated to stock market performance

Tax update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 1 2008

Investment trust managers who, following the JPMorgan Claverhouse decision, can claim back from HMRC some VAT on their management fees, should now be able to claim more of it back from HMRC for the period from 1 January 1990 to 4 December 1996, as a result of the decision of the House of Lords in the Conde Nast and Michael Fleming (trading as Bodycraft) cases

Fake stockbroker sentenced to 15 months

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 18 2008

The FSA has published a press release which states that an unauthorised stockbroker, Mr William Anthony 'Robin' Radclyffe, of Salisbury, was sentenced on 11 February, at the Central Criminal Court, London, to 15 months' imprisonment for offences of dishonesty including theft

FSA launches further insider dealing prosecution

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 9 2009

On January 7, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) charged Neil Rollins at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court with insider dealing and money laundering offenses