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Money Market Funds - international regulatory developments
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, USA
  • September 12 2014

On 23 July 2014, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its Money Market Fund (MMF) Reform Rules (the US MMF Rules


Investment funds: recent legal and regulatory developments
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • April 24 2013

ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) have recently published a Questions and Answers to accompany their Guidelines on ETFs and other


ESMA approves AIFMD co-operation agreements with 34 jurisdictions
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • June 10 2013

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the AIFMD) came into force on 21 July 2011 and must be transposed into national law of EU Member


An AIFMD solution for private equity and property funds
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • May 30 2014

There are many investment structures, particularly in the private equity, venture capital and property asset classes, which although originally


EMIR reporting requirements - what you need to know
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • May 30 2014

The final measures of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) came into force on 12 February 2014. All entities that enter into any


Public contracts: what the new public procurement directives mean for SMEs
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • April 24 2014

The existing public procurement regime is often criticised for creating obstacles for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to


Merger of Three and O2 has been given the go ahead, but subject to conditions
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • June 12 2014

The European Commission has cleared the proposed merger between Hutchison 3G (H3G) and Telefónica Ireland (O2 Ireland), subject to conditions


European court makes an important fashion statement
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • June 15 2015

In a landmark decision, the European Union’s General Court has denied Louis Vuittonthe right to call the well-known Damier chequerboard pattern its own


Businesses must be extra vigilant about internet infringement after EU court rulings
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • October 7 2016

The internet is not a lawless wild west, and hasn't been for some time. The EU's highest court, the CJEU, has been "laying down law" in a series of


The revised competition regime for technology transfer agreements and its impact on high-tech SMEs
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • June 30 2014

Commission Regulation EU 3162014 of 21 March 2014 (1) applies from 1 May 2014 to agreements by way of which companies authorise the use of patents