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Andrew Osborne

Innovator visa: everything you need to know

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

This article outlines everything that applicants should know regarding the Innovator visa, including with regard to the purpose and length of stay, endorsing bodies, endorsement criteria and genuineness and other considerations.

Alejandro Ruiz

IRS issues proposed regulations intended to clarify carried interest rules

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued proposed regulations under Section 1061, a provision enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 that recharacterises certain net long-term capital gain with respect to applicable partnership interests as short-term capital gain.

Gaurav Dayal

Restrictions on FDI from bordering countries

Corporate Finance/M&A - India
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

In light of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, India has adopted a similar approach to the United States and Europe and restricted foreign direct investment from certain jurisdictions.

Simon Hart

What does 'market practice' entail? Court of Appeal rules on use of term in ISDA master agreement

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently held that 'market practice' is too wide a term to be implied into an International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) master agreement covering currency trading transactions by dismissing a claim arising from the 'de-pegging' of the Swiss franc from the euro.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Niamh Lalor

Jersey listed funds

Banking & Financial Services - Jersey
Ogier

The Jersey listed fund regime was introduced for listed closed-ended companies further to the Listed Fund Guide issued by the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan