Consumer choice for financial products and services is proliferating across global markets. The ability to reach consumers at any time on their mobile phones, tablets or other devices has helped attract substantial capital investment in consumer financial services. This survey of consumer finance law describes the legal and regulatory approaches taken in the jurisdictions covered. Each chapter addresses the key characteristics of, and current climate within, a particular jurisdiction. Although payments, lending and deposits are the focus of this survey, other financial products and services are discussed where relevant.
Many of the classic project finance texts are becoming increasingly dated as the years go by, while project finance itself continues to evolve with the markets it serves. The purpose of this volume is to provide a living guide to project finance that will be updated on a regular basis, while still tackling the core project finance concepts that every practitioner needs to understand.
This publication aims to give readers a high-level overview of the principal transfer pricing rules in each country covered in the Review. Each chapter summarises the country’s substantive transfer pricing rules, explains how a transfer pricing dispute is handled, from initial scrutiny through to litigation or settlement, and discusses the interaction between transfer pricing and other parts of the tax code (such as withholding taxes, customs duties, and attempts to prevent double taxation).
This fifth edition contains contributions from leading practitioners in 25 different countries. We would like to thank each of the contributors for taking the time to share their expertise on the developments in the corporate lending and secured finance markets in their respective jurisdictions, and on the challenges and opportunities facing market participants.
This second edition provides an indispensable overview of the law and practice of professional liability and regulation in 15 jurisdictions. We have enlarged the number of jurisdictions covered adding substantial chapters dealing with Russia, Norway, Switzerland and Austria. The Professional Negligence Law Review contains information that is invaluable to the large number of firms, insurers, practitioners and other stakeholders who are concerned with the liability and regulatory issues of professionals across the globe.
We would like to thank the contributors for their support in producing the 13th edition of The Mergers & Acquisitions Review. We hope the commentary in the following 47 chapters will provide a richer understanding of the shape of the global markets, and the challenges and opportunities facing market participants.
This continues to be a period of change and uncertainty for the asset management industry, as funds and managers act to comply with regulatory developments and investor requirements, and adapt to the changing geopolitical landscape. The world of asset management is increasingly complex, but it is hoped that this edition of The Asset Management Review will be a useful and practical companion as we face the challenges and opportunities of the coming year.
Welcome to the third edition of The Healthcare Law Review. The Review now provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 17 jurisdictions, with new contributions from Russia and South Africa in this edition. Our expert authors have also reviewed and updated their chapters to reflect the ever evolving situation in the jurisdictions covered in earlier editions. While a hugely diverse area of practice, it is possible to discern common challenges and similar approaches in very different countries.
The second edition of the Review provides a practical analysis of recent legal and regulatory changes and developments, and of their effects, and looks forward to expected trends in the area of virtual currencies on a country-by-country basis. It is not intended to be an exhaustive guide to the regulation of virtual currencies globally or in any of the included jurisdictions. Instead, for each jurisdiction, the authors have endeavoured to provide a sufficient overview for the reader to understand the current legal and regulatory environment.
Foreign investment continues to garner a great deal of attention. This Review provides a comprehensive guide to laws, regulations, policies and practices governing foreign investment in key international jurisdictions. It includes contributions from leading experts around the world from some of the most widely recognised law firms in their respective jurisdictions.
We are delighted to present the second edition of The Insurance Disputes Law Review. The first edition was very well received and demonstrated both the need and the very active interest, evident across the globe, in the legal frameworks for insurance and, in particular, in the insight that the developing disputes arena provides into this fascinating area. To be as user-friendly as possible, each chapter follows the same format – first providing an overview of the key framework for dealing with disputes, and then giving an update of recent developments in disputes.
Following the first year of life under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and with only months to go until the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect, 2019 feels more like Waiting for Godot than Hallelujah Chorus. Unless policy makers around the world make a real effort to identify the actual privacy risks people face, we will see more of the same in 2020 – an incessant barrage of tedious cookie notices, overwrought haranguing against tailored advertising and more blaming of victims of cybercrime for governments’ failure to protect their economies from electronic attack by sophisticated state actors and criminals.
In the inaugural edition of this publication, we addressed various rules that set boundaries on what is permissible damages evidence. The focus in that publication was to survey the codified rules and common law principles underpinning the analysis and presentation of damages. In this, the second edition, we expand on that analysis with recent changes to the rules, and the authors also summarise noteworthy cases from the various jurisdictions.
This book serves two purposes – one obvious, but the other possibly less so. Quite obviously, and one reason for its continuing popularity, the book addresses the comparative law aspect of our readers’ international capital markets (ICM) workload and equips them with a reference source. The second purpose this book aims to serve is to equip its readers to do a better job as practitioners at home. In other words, reading the summaries of foreign lawyers, who can describe relevant foreign laws and practices, is perfectly consistent with and helpful when interpreting and giving advice about one’s own law and practice.
As it has since inception, this tenth edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review provides a survey of evolving legal constructs in 21 jurisdictions around the world. It remains a business-focused framework rather than a legal treatise, and strives to provide a general overview for those interested in evolving law and policy in the rapidly changing TMT sector.
Leveraged finance, particularly with respect to acquisition financing, has been an expanding asset class for many years. This volume is intended to introduce the newcomer to the legal basics involved in leveraged finance, particularly acquisition finance, so that he or she is grounded in the underpinnings of the practice area. It is also intended to be a helpful update for the more seasoned practitioner with respect to what is new and what is being talked about in leveraged finance deals.
Whether you are a corporate counsel, a business executive, a private practitioner, or a government official, and whether you are facing litigation or arbitration of a commercial dispute, negotiating a contract with an eye toward minimising litigation risk, or simply interested in learning more about this important area of law as related by seasoned and savvy practitioners, we hope you will find this volume informative, instructive, and enjoyable.
This year’s edition of The Banking Litigation Law Review demonstrates that the increase in litigation involving banks shows little sign of slowing. Although disputes arising from the 2008 financial crises are reaching their end, what might be termed ‘normal’ banking litigation has resumed, and is in no short supply.
The seventh edition of The Dominance and Monopolies Review provides a welcome overview for busy practitioners and businesses who need an accessible and easily understandable summary of global abuse of dominance rules. As with previous years, each chapter – authored by a specialist local expert – summarises the abuse of dominance rules in a jurisdiction; provides a review of the regime’s enforcement activity in the past year; and sets out a prediction for future developments.
Energy M&A is important in the facilitation of innovation, technological change, growth and access to resources in the energy industry. Effective energy M&A practitioners must address a broad range of legal and other issues that arise in all M&A transactions, as well as issues unique to the energy space. This volume puts down a marker in describing many key energy-related M&A issues. We hope our readers will find this to be a useful resource as they navigate the changing landscape of energy M&A.