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US: Amendments to FINRA Rules 5130 and 5131 Provide Greater Flexibility

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has amended Rules 5130 and 5131, which act in combination to govern the offer and sale of new...

France: Major Reinforcement of French Foreign Investment Regulations

On 31 December 2019, the French government adopted Decree 2019-1590 and a related order (arrêté) which significantly reinforce the French Foreign Investment Regulations ("FIR").The...

Address from Manpower Minister on Updates to the Fair Consideration Framework and a Logistics...

Executive Summary On 14 January 2020, the Minister for Manpower, Mrs. Josephine Teo announced several updates to the Fair Consideration Framework ("FCF"). These updates...

Egyptian Competition Authority Clears its First Pre-merger Control Case under the Horizontal Cooperation Agreements...

What has changedParties to a horizontal cooperation agreement and potentially parties to certain horizontal mergers or acquisitions may be required to obtain the prior...

Get Ready for the New Deal: Consumer Rights Enhanced by the Omnibus Directive

A key part of the EU's New Deal for Consumers entered into force on 7 January 2020: the Omnibus Directive, which strengthens consumer rights...

UK Pensions – Time for a compliance health check?

There has been a swathe of new legislation and regulatory developments impacting defined benefit pension schemes in the UK over the last few years. And...

Global Transactions Forecast 2020: Powering Through the Downturn

Global Deal OutlookWe are delighted to launch the fifth edition of the Global Transactions Forecast, developed in conjunction with Oxford Economics. In the current...

Hong Kong: The SFC’s continued clampdown on corporate fraud and misconduct

The SFC's continued clampdown on corporate fraud and misconduct The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has frequently emphasized its commitment to combatting corporate fraud and...

Germany: Federal Ministry of Justice Publishes Draft for Corporate Liability Law

The Federal Ministry of Justice publishes draft for corporate liability law – what comes next for companies: increasing persecution pressure due to the principle...

South Africa: Redesigning Legal Services in Africa

Investors in Africa face an increasingly complex business environment, with numerous geopolitical and economic risks to consider, as well as having to comply with...

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