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...

Before Disaster Strikes: Planning for the Worst Instead of Hoping for the Best

We rarely think about emergencies before they arrive on our doorstep. Yet, the recent civil unrest in Baltimore has presented another eye-opening reminder that...

Ukraine Strengthens Liability of Bank Shareholders and Related Parties

On 8 March 2015, the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Regarding Liability of Bank-Related Persons" dated 2 March...

Israeli Ministry of Finance Imposes Specific Obligations on Financial Institutions When Giving Leveraged Loans

On January 21, 2015, the Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings Department at the Israeli Ministry of Finance issued a draft circular which imposes, among...

Ukraine starts reform of judicial system

From 28 March 2015 the powers of the Supreme Court will be enhanced and new rules will apply to the selection and disciplining of...

New Israeli Regulations Applicable to Credit Rating Agencies

Regulation of the activities of Credit Rating Agencies ("CRAs") in Israel is fairly new with the first piece of legislation to specifically regulate CRAs...

Social Media Survey – How Corporates Engage and Manage Risks

Baker & McKenzie has released its first global client survey on Social Media. Based on the responses from international clients across a range of 14...

Israel: Securities Authority publishes new guidelines for private placements to Sophisticated Investors

The Israeli Securities Authority (the "ISA") has followed in the SEC's footsteps, and recently published guidelines with regard to the measures to be taken...

New Regulation of Trading Platforms in Israel

Trading platforms are web-based platforms that enable investors to trade in financial assets, such as foreign currency derivatives. As a result of the Internet...

Amendment to the Israeli Mutual Funds Regulation

Until recently, an offer of foreign mutual fund units to the public in Israel was possible only under a fund prospectus approved by the...

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