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By Nathan Willmott, Polly James, Adam Jamieson, Lianna Chan
On 26 July, the FCA launched a consultation paper regarding the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to all authorised financial services firms, replacing the Approved Persons Regime.
By Ilan Freiman, Ian Ivory, Nomita Nair
Summary: Welcome to BLP's 'Belt and Road Insights' August 2016 issue – a selection of interesting Belt and Road news items, distilled into a monthly 'speed read'.
By Alexander Sarac, Kiran Arora
BLP partners Alexander Sarac and Kiran Arora explain how South Africa's REIPPP model could be translated to work in other sub-Saharan African economies...
By Kiran Arora
The COP21 Paris Agreement is not legally binding yet but does offer an outline of the path ahead. It has set ambitious targets to combat climate change...
By Joby Davies, Rachel Ziegler
This post provides a brief update on the iiyama cartel damages claims, which have in part been defeated on a summary judgment basis, with permission to amend being granted in relation a second cartel decision.
By Edward Coulson, Julia Joseph
Following the UK vote to leave the EU, Edward Coulson and Julia Joseph were interviewed by LexisPSL on the impact on public and private enforcement of competition law in the UK.
By Kiran Arora
Government plans to bring Renewables Obligation (RO) subsidies for onshore wind projects to an early end were struck down in the House of Lords this week.
By Kiran Arora
There was no requirement that any breach of the specification however technical or minor must prevent the Phase Certificate of Practical Completion from being issued.
By Emma Khoo
Last week's FCA Thematic Review on dark pools noted that market participants welcome their benefits, but there is room for improvement from both users and operators of dark pools...
By Oliver Glynn-Jones, Nick Pryor
The UK's decision to leave the EU will have significant implications for the relationship between UK and EU courts.
By Jonathan Sacher
August 2016 will see huge changes for English insurance and reinsurance law. Three new statutes will come into force, the key dates being 1 and 12 August 2016 and 4 May 2017.
By Andrew Tuson, Kate Ison, Rebecca Wardle
The UK government is proposing to introduce sanctions for enablers of tax avoidance schemes and arrangements.
By Carly Parsons
On 8 September 2016 Mr Justice Snowden handed down his judgment in Glenn Maud v Aabar Block Sarl & others in which he considered how the court should deal with a bankruptcy petition.
By Kiran Arora, Quentin Gillespie
On the true construction of an on-demand guarantee, there was no need for the subsequent demand to recite that a certain condition had been fulfilled as it had no bearing on the bank's liability.
By Roger Cohen
A landlord's entitlement to service charges for costs incurred around lease termination depends on the accounting and invoicing mechanics stipulated in the lease; the language of the lease is decisive.