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US introduces the Sectoral Sanctions Identification List, expands blocking sanctions and export controls

August 2 2014 On 16 July, under the authority of Executive Order ("EO") 13662, which authorises the imposition of sanctions on companies operating within specific…

Financial sector M&A: draft joint guidelines on changes to acquisitions and increases of qualifying holdings

July 22 2015 On July 3 2015, the three European Supervisory Authorities, (ESMA, EBA and EIOPA) (together, the "ESAs"), published a consultation document on draft…

OFAC revises and clarifies “50% rule”, combines ownership interests of different blocked persons

August 18 2014 On August 13, 2014, the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) revised its published guidance on the so- called "50% Rule"…

SEC amends financial responsibility and custody rules

August 9 2013 On July 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") adopted new rules with respect to broker-dealer financial responsibility and custody…

Use of prepaid cards in China

December 21 2012 In recent years, the market for commercial prepaid cards has been growing rapidly in China. There are two types of prepaid cards in China: vendor-specific…

US Merger Control in the Media Sector

August 12 2021 Like mergers in other industries, mergers involving media companies are reviewed by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the…

In review: criminal and regulatory enforcement against companies in France

August 2 2021 The need-to-know legal and practical points surrounding criminal and regulatory enforcement actions against companies in France, including corporate liability regimes, relevant penalties and key features of compliance programmes.

Spotlight: company conduct during criminal and regulatory investigations in France

August 2 2021 This article reviews the key legal and practical considerations for companies subject to criminal and regulatory investigations in France, including self-reporting, internal investigations and whistle-blowers.

Snapshot: insurance claims and coverage in United Kingdom

May 29 2021 This article answers some of the key legal and practical questions surrounding insurance claims and coverage in United Kingdom, including third-party claims, defending a claim, indemnity policies and more.