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Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

The recent publication of the 2024 UK Corporate Governance Code introduces several targeted changes in a move to build on the transparency and accountability requirements for corporate practices brought in by the current version of the Code ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | January 2024

  Following from the recent geopolitical developments in Ukraine, there has been a heightened interest in international sanctions ...

Carey Olsen | January 2024

Carey Olsen trio elected as members of STEP Contentious Trusts and Estates Steering Committee STEP is a global professional body encompassing over 21,000 lawyers, accountants, trustees and other practitioners who, as specialists in inheritance and succession planning, draft wills and trusts, administer estates, act as trustees and advise families on how best to structure their finances ...

Carey Olsen | January 2024

Carey Olsen advises on launch of new private capital administration business, Palmer Palmer was founded by chief executive officer Martin Schnaier, chief financial officer James Ireland, chief legal officer James Bermingham, chief commercial officer Jason Bingham and chief technology officer Phil Godley. All have previously held senior leadership positions in the industry, including at FTSE 250 company, Sanne Group plc, prior to its take-private in 2022 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

This article looks at current trends in UK mid-market debt finance and what we anticipate for 2024. Businesses have faced a perfect storm of challenges in the last twelve months: slow economic growth, rising interest rates, geopolitical unrest and struggles to curb inflation. Despite all that, Q4 of 2023 was a busy one, with a definite uptick in new deals off the back of more positive economic news towards the end of the year ...

Heuking | January 2024

Please note the following press release. This press release is available at our homepage.     A Hamburg-based HEUKING team led by new Equity Partner Christoph Prochnau, LL.B., legally advised bigmed Beratungs GmbH & Co. KG on the sale of digmed GmbH to LOGEX Healthcare Analytics AG.   Founded in 2008 by anesthetist Dr. Enno Bialas, digmed is a leading provider in the analysis of operating and surgical processes in hospitals in the German-speaking region ...

Heuking | January 2024

Please note the following press release. This press release is available at our homepage.   A HEUKING team, led by Munich-based Partner Boris Dürr, advised PRIMEPULSE SE on the sale of its majority stake in publicly listed KATEK SE to Kontron Acquisitions GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly listed Kontron AG. The transaction involved the sale of roughly 60% of all KATEK shares at a price of about EUR 130 million ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | January 2024

Fintech companies and their partners are on alert as a flurry of new state and federal cybersecurity requirements take effect. The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) both recently finalized changes that will create additional compliance obligations, expand existing regulations to new entities and mandate that banks and fintech firms move quickly to update their cybersecurity policies and incident-response capabilities ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

On 11 January 2024 the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published policy statement PS24/1 (without consultation). The policy statement sets out temporary changes to the complaints handling rules for motor finance complaints, amid a rise in complaints against motor finance firms relating to commission ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

A consultation published by the EU Commission on which over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives identifier would best facilitate price transparency closed at the end of last week. While we will need to wait until mid-2024 to hear the Commission’s findings, there are a couple of points of much broader impact and interest to all those interested in operating a multinational business, market structure, technology, digital assets, regulation, cross-border rule harmonisation and data privacy ...

Carey | January 2024

On January 12, 2024, and in compliance with Law No. 21,521 (the "Fintech Law"), the Financial Market Commission ("CMF") published General Rule No. 502, with the purpose of regulating the registration, authorization, and obligations of financial service providers under the Fintech Law (the "NCG 502"). The main subjects addressed by said norm are as follows: 1 ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | January 2024

Introduction The United States Trustee Program is part of the United States Department of Justice and oversees the administration of bankruptcy cases, including oversight of panel trustees. When a bankruptcy court grants a motion to appoint a Chapter 11 trustee, the United States Trustee (“UST”) is responsible for selecting and appointing the individual who will serve in such capacity ...

Kudun and Partners | January 2024

Companies venturing into international markets are confronted with a maze of legal complexities that can be as diverse as the markets themselves. The intersection of different legal systems, regulations, and cultures introduces a myriad of challenges that can influence the success or failure of cross-border enterprises.Thailand, in particular, poses a noteworthy challenge for new international investors due to its intricate legal framework ...

Carey Olsen | January 2024

Carey Olsen acts for Wentworth Resources plc in £61.7 million takeover by scheme of arrangement A Jersey company previously listed on the London AIM market, Wentworth has provided affordable and reliable natural gas to fuel Tanzania's socioeconomic development for the last 20 years. M&P is an oil and gas exploration and production company listed on Euronext Paris, specialising in the production of hydrocarbons ...

Heuking | January 2024

 Please note the following press release. This press release is available at our homepage.   Heuking advises AL-KO on the sale of Prinz Kinematics to Mutares   A Heuking team led by Munich M&A partners Boris Dürr and Marcel Greubel advised technology group AL-KO on the sale of Prinz Kinematics GmbH to Mutares SE & Co. KGaA. The closing took place at the beginning of January; the transaction has thus been successfully completed ...

Heuking | January 2024

Please note the following press release. This press release is available at our homepage.   Heuking advises FarmInsect GmbH on Series A funding round   A team led by Alexander Weber, Heuking Partner at the Munich office, legally advised FarmInsect GmbH on its Series A funding round ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

Following the recently reported hack of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s social media account yesterday (10 January 2024), the SEC formally announced that it had approved the launch of 11 Bitcoin ETFs in the US. As the announcement states, these approvals are not an endorsement of cryptocurrency as an “investment” or of any of the issuers of the ETFs themselves ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

Jon Bew and Wayne Gibbard, co-heads of the Financial Services Sector at Shoosmiths, comment on upcoming trends and developments to expect in 2024 for the sector. Everyone is feeling it, the rumbling of a technological storm. The immergence of generative AI, RegTech and increased fraud and cyber risk, have swept clouds of uncertainty across the Financial Services Sector… ...

Arendt & Medernach | January 2024

Compliance Will Need Banks to explain “How the AI Systems Work”  Delano Magazine Written by: Kangkan Halder Published on 24.12.2023 The growing role of artificial intelligence in processing information for legal documentation and counsel won't eliminate the need for human lawyers or ethical judgments, argue Marc Mouton and Astrid Wagner, partners at Arendt & Medernach ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | January 2024

  The current exposure in the EU investment fund sector to the risks in real estate markets has been the subject of a recent publication, dated 10th January 2024, which was issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) as part of its ongoing Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities (“TRV”) risk analysis ...

In the fourth quarter of 2023, Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., made industry news, important banking and financial rule changes were implemented, and Georgia's Department of Banking and Finance quietly issued important new regulatory guidance on a handful of topics. Warnock Addresses Banking Committee, Introduces Legislation First, during a three-plus hour U.S ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

Crypto assets are a rapidly evolving and highly innovative sector of the financial industry, offering new opportunities and challenges for businesses, consumers and regulators. Crypto assets are digital representations of value or contractual rights that use cryptography and distributed ledger technology (DLT) to enable peer-to-peer transactions without intermediaries ...

Heuking | January 2024

 Please note the following press release. This press release is available at our homepage Roman Ettl-Steger, Salaried Partner based at the Munich office, and an interdisciplinary team from Heuking comprehensively advised a group of entrepreneurs and senior managers, led by family entrepreneur Martin Schoeller, on the structuring of GESI Green Energy Storage Initiative SE (GESI) ...

Han Kun Law Offices | January 2024

ESG is in high alignment with China's "dual carbon" goals and has become an important indicator for measuring the sustainable and high-quality development of enterprises in China. Adopting a top-down approach, the Chinese central government has codified the importance of green and sustainable development in policy papers and Five-Year Plans ...

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