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Slaughter & May: Shareholder Group Litigation On the Rise - But Why? 1

Slaughter & May: Shareholder Group Litigation On the Rise – But Why?

Litigation by shareholders against listed companies appears to be on the rise, with claims against Tesco and Lloyds Bank making the headlines recently. This briefing explores the factors that are contributing to the rise of …

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Theresa May Sets Out 'Five Tests' To Test Brexit Deal 2

Theresa May Sets Out ‘Five Tests’ To Test Brexit Deal

Pillsbury – The Prime Minister has given the clearest indication yet of what the UK will seek in the Brexit negotiations. Access to each side’s markets is going to be less than it is today. …

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SEC Announces Self-Reporting Initiative for Rule 12b-1 Fee Disclosures 4

SEC Announces Self-Reporting Initiative for Rule 12b-1 Fee Disclosures

Davis Polk – Enforcement Division “Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative” offers “favorable” settlement terms to advisers who self-report potential violations concerning Rule 12b-1 fees. Over the past several years, the Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections …

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SEC Pays Attention to Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain Technology & ICOs 6

SEC Pays Attention to Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain Technology & ICOs

Eversheds Sutherland –  Cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) were a recurring area of focus in presentations by multiple divisions of the Securities and Exchange Commission at its annual “The SEC Speaks” conference in Washington, …

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An Australian Court's Blockchain Breakthrough 8

An Australian Court’s Blockchain Breakthrough

Proskauer – Blockchain advocates have been awaiting the final decision by ASX Ltd, the Australian Securities Exchange, as to whether ASX will replace its existing and aged CHESS registry, settlement and clearing system with a …

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Rights Offerings Prove Popular with Debtors and Distressed Investors 10

Rights Offerings Prove Popular with Debtors and Distressed Investors

Skadden Arps – The past few years have brought a number of large rights offerings in bankruptcies in the energy, healthcare, and retail sectors. Between January 1, 2015, and December 1, 2017, more than $5.5 …

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The French Blockchain Revolution: Leading the Way With Technology & Unlisted Securities 15

The French Blockchain Revolution: Leading the Way With Technology & Unlisted Securities

Davis Polk – After being one of the first countries to recognize blockchain technology in the field of cash vouchers, or minibons, France has become the first country to authorize the registration and transfer of …

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City law firm acting for Cryptocurrency Innovator Byzen Digital as it Ramps Up in Advance of Initial Coin Offering

UK commercial law firm, Al Bawardi Critchlow, today announced that its founder and senior partner, Dr Julian Critchlow, has been appointed as a non-executive director by blockchain and cryptocurrency technology company, Byzen Digital Inc. Dr …

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