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Colleen Theresa Brown

CFPB principles for data aggregation services could have broad implications

Banking - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently released a set of consumer protection principles designed to protect consumer interests in the market for services built around consumer-approved use of financial information.

Jonathan Culshaw

Anti-money Laundering Regulations for unregulated investment and insurance entities to take effect

White Collar Crime - Cayman Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels LLP

Under new anti-money laundering legislation, the list of activities classed as relevant financial businesses has been expanded.

Michael Harowski

Maritime attachment permissible to obtain security for foreign arbitration, but only as adjunct to obtaining jurisdiction

Shipping & Transport - USA
Fowler Rodriguez

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently reinforced the availability of a maritime attachment as a means of obtaining security for a foreign arbitration.

John DR Craig

Win for employers: Supreme Court rejects union's request for right to consultation in accommodation process

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

The Supreme Court recently dismissed an application from the Telecommunications Workers' Union for leave to appeal the decision that unions have no independent legal right, separate and apart from their collective agreement rights, to be involved in every unionised employee's accommodation request.

Valerie Allan

OGA consults on funding UK National Data Repository through OGA levy

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) recently opened a consultation seeking views from the oil and gas industry on its proposal to increase the levy (which is payable by all offshore petroleum licensees and is its primary source of funding) to support the creation and then maintenance of a UK National Data Repository.

Alexander Vogel

Legal framework for group financings under Swiss law

Corporate Finance/M&A - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

Switzerland recently decided to facilitate the financing activities of groups operating in or out of Switzerland by easing some restrictions under the Withholding Tax Ordinance.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey