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Han Kun Law Offices | China | 11 May 2023


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Lexology PRO | European Union | 6 Dec 2022

EU sends SO to banks in third bond cartel probe after settlement talks fail

The European Commission has accused Deutsche Bank and Rabobank of exchanging commercially sensitive information and coordinating the prices of several Euro-dominated bonds for 11 years after settlement negotiations broke down.
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Lexology PRO | Austria, Canada, European Union, etc. | 10 Jun 2022

ESG: key updates and developments (27 May – 9 Jun)

Singapore launches a green bond framework, Deutsche Bank is raided on allegations of greenwashing assets worth US$1 trillion, and the EU sets a 33% board diversity quota – plus other key updates.
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Grau & Angulo | Spain | 21 Mar 2022

Court requires defendant to pay bond of more than €1.5m during preliminary investigation phase of proceedings

While judges may grant a bond where enough criminal evidence arises from the preliminary investigation phase of proceedings, plaintiffs seldom require this measure in cases relating to IP offences. However, a financial security of €1,552,934.76 was recently set for a defendant after thousands of infringing products counterfeiting several well-known trademarks and machinery for manufacturing......
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Leite Tosto e Barros Advogados | Brazil | 8 Mar 2022

To collect or not to collect: deciding on enforcement or collection of bonds under statute of limitations

Towards the end of 2021, the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) issued a decision regarding Brazilian agribusiness bonds. This was not the only bond submitted to the ruling of the STJ: bank credit notes (CCBs) also came into question, in the context of a challenge to the statute of limitations for their collection. The STJ ruling in this case is and will remain relevant, considering......
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LNT & Partners | Vietnam | 8 Feb 2022

Circular 16 tightens regulations on corporate bond trading

The legal framework on the corporate bond market in Vietnam has undergone significant changes during the past five years. Adding to that framework, the State Bank of Vietnam recently released Circular 16 on corporate bond trading of credit institutions and branches of foreign banks. Circular 16, which recently came into force, introduces stricter conditions for trading corporate bonds. This......
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Baker McKenzie | Colombia | 25 Jan 2022

Sovereign green bonds debut in Colombia

In the final quarter of 2021, the Colombian government placed its first green bond offering for 750 billion Colombian pesos (approximately $198 million) of sovereign indebtedness for funding green and sustainable projects. Through the offering, the Colombian government seeks to align its sustainable finance strategy with the wider climate change mitigation agenda worldwide.
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Shearman & Sterling LLP | USA | 14 Dec 2021

New SIFMA investment-grade bond optional redemption model provision announced

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association investment-grade bond optional redemption model provision was recently published. This model provision provides issuers, investment banks, investors and other market participants with certainty and specificity in the calculation of the redemption price of bonds. The new language is expected to be introduced throughout the industry......
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Lexology PRO | European Union, Global, United Kingdom | 12 Jul 2021

Compliance Panel: ESG disclosures and the financial sector

Lexology PRO hosts a Compliance Panel featuring two Senior Managers in the financial services regulatory team at KPMG, who discuss environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure obligations for financial services firms in the UK and EU, and how to manage the associated risks. Highlights include the role of the general counsel in deciding what to disclose, and what to include in an......
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Lexology PRO | Norway | 28 Jun 2021

Norway takes closer look at acquisition by country’s largest bank

Norway’s Competition Authority has launched an in-depth review into DNB’s €1 billion proposed purchase of domestic rival Sbanken, in what the agency says is one of the most significant deals in the banking sector in years.
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