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PCC Issues Motu Proprio Merger Review Guidelines for Digital Markets On 21 August 2023, the Philippine Competition Commission (“PCC”) issued the Guidelines for the motu proprio review of Mergers and Acquisitions in Digital Markets (the “Guidelines”) to provide greater transparency and predictability over the PCC’s power of motu proprio review of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) within the digital market ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | September 2023

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Shoosmiths LLP | August 2023

Blockchain litigation lead, Matt Green will be hosting our latest podcast series, 'In Early - The Crypto Podcast' - Listen to episode 18. This week Matt speaks to the man claiming two names - Dr Craig Wright and Satoshi Nakamoto ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2023

The new biodiversity net gain (BNG) requirements are set to come into force from November 2023. This will legally mandate securing a minimum 10 per cent biodiversity net gain from new commercial and residential developments in England, with a few exceptions. While the requirements - part of the Environment Act 2021 – will have financial and operational implications, the real estate industry has had several years to prepare for BNG ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2023

Activity levels in the residential development market remain lower than developers, lenders and other real estate professionals have become accustomed to over the last 15 years. With 14 base rate rises implemented by the Bank of England (BoE) in the last 18 months - now at 5.25% - the UK is currently subject to the highest base interest rate since 2008 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | August 2023

On August 23, 2023, the extracts from the minutes of the meeting of the Sub-commission of the Government Commission for Control over Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation No. 182/5 dated August 09, 2023, were published. (“Extracts No. 182/5”). The said Extracts No ...

Carey | August 2023

General aspects The Chilean Agency for Economic Development (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción - "CORFO") has announced a series of amendments to its venture capital investment fund financing programs: Early Technological Stages Fund ("FET"), Early Stages Fund ("FT"), and Development and Growth Fund ("FC"). The most significant changes approved by CORFO are listed below, distinguishing between amendments common to all programs and those specific to each one ...

Carey | August 2023

Yesterday, August 17, 2023, Law No. 21,595 on Economic Crimes (the "Law") was published in the Official Gazette ...

Lavery Lawyers | August 2023

Since it came into force on September 1, 2022, the Select Luxury Items Tax Act1 has caused quite a stir in the aviation industry. Many of those operating in the industry have voiced their discontent, claiming that the tax affects their competitiveness on the international stage. In general, the luxury tax applies to the sale, lease or import of certain aircraft costing more than $100,000 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | August 2023

  The MFSA published a Circular on the 13th  of July 2023 regarding a Public Statement issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (hereinafter referred to as “ESMA”) outlining sustainability disclosure expectations in prospectuses. This was addressed to issuers and their advisory teams in the process of drawing up prospectuses ...

Carey Olsen | August 2023

Current Regulatory Regimes Bermuda was one of the first jurisdictions to introduce sector specific laws and regulations relating to the issuance of ‘digital assets’ and the provision of ’digital asset business’ services.  Bermuda's regime regulates the activities of issuers and services providers rather than the technology or digital assets themselves ...

Carey | August 2023

The Financial Market Commission (Comisión para el Mercado Financiero or CMF) published on its website the document "Guidelines for a Law on Financial Conglomerates in Chile" in which, among other matters, analyzes the relevance of including financial conglomerates as part of the institutions under its supervision and proposes a legal framework ...

ALRUD Law Firm | August 2023

Anton Dzhuplin, Partner of ALRUD Corporate/M&A practice and Co-Head of Crisis Management, Economic sanctions and Compliance practice, was re-elected as Vice Chair for the Year In Review of the International M&A Joint Venture Committee of the American Bar Association International Law Section. Within the Committee, world leading experts specializing in M&A share best practices and update information in the international law, raising their professional expertise ...

Carey | August 2023

On August 3rd, 2023, the regulation establishing the form and conditions through which the supplier must comply with the obligation to analyze the economic solvency of the consumer (the "Regulation") was published in the Official Gazette. This obligation was recently introduced in Article 17 N of the Consumer Protection Law by virtue of Law No. 21,398 of 2021 ...

Carey | August 2023

The Central Bank of Chile ("CBC"), on August 3, 2023, agreed to publish for public consultation the proposed amendment to Chapter III.B.4 of the Compendium of Financial Regulations ("CFR") regarding the securitization of assets, contemplating the possibility of acquiring "self-securitized" or "retained securitization" instruments by banks ...

Carey Olsen | August 2023

The BVI is a leading international financial centre, and BVI companies play a significant role in the flow of capital across the global economy. As global economic conditions become more challenging, lenders are increasingly reliant on formal insolvency procedures to realise value from distressed assets. As a result, the past year has seen a marked increase in the use of statutory demands against BVI companies as a precursor to an application to appoint liquidators ...

On June 9, 2023, the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas issued Circular No. 1174, amending the implementing regulations of the mandatory agricultural, fisheries and rural development financing contemplated by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development Financing Enhancement Act (Republic Act No. 11901 or the “Agri-Agra Reform Credit Act”). The implementing regulations were previously set out in BSP Circular No. 1159 dated November 4, 2022 ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | August 2023

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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | August 2023

The SEC has adopted final rules requiring public companies subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, to disclose material cybersecurity incidents and material information regarding their cybersecurity risk management, strategy and governance. In adopting the rules, the SEC intends to benefit investors, companies and the markets by requiring more consistent and comparable disclosures across registrants on cybersecurity incidents and risk management ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | August 2023

  The initial proponents of Decentralised Finance (“DeFi”) opined that DeFi, as opposed to Centralised Finance (“CeFi”), could innovate the financial system by providing easier methods of payments and other financial services. The reasoning was based on the notion that transactions without a centralised intermediary in the financial system entail a simpler economy with less regulatory burdens ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | August 2023

Dinsmore attorneys Michael Dailey, Brian Moore and Jared Phalen co-wrote an article for BankDirector.com looking into the future of non-competes in the banking industry. Read it below.  Banks have traditionally used non-compete agreements to protect themselves when executives and key managers quit and go to work for a competitor with the benefit of specialized training, proprietary methods and/or trade secrets taken from the prior employer ...

Carey | August 2023

As part of the preventive constitutionality control, the Constitutional Court ("TC") resolved that the provisions of the Bill that systematizes Economic Crimes and Attempts against the Environment (the "Bill"), that have the character of constitutional organic law, conform to the Constitution. Thus, for the Bill to become law, it only remains for the President of the Republic to promulgate it, and then proceed with its publication in the Official Gazette ...

Carey | August 2023

Through an announcement issued by the President of the Republic, Gabriel Boric, the government announced the general guidelines of the new fiscal agreement, confirming that the executive will not insist in the Senate on continuing the legislative process of the tax reform bill rejected in March of this year. The fiscal agreement is based on a series of principles aimed at promoting a modern tax system, fostering economic growth, and prioritizing public expenditure ...

Carey Olsen | July 2023

Contents Changes to the requirements for individuals acting as a director 2022 Annual Report - Guernsey Financial Services Commission (the “Commission”) Updates to the AML/CFT Handbook Update on the Lending, Credit and Finance (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2022  Financial Crime Return Rules Changes to the requirements for individuals acting as a director Acting as a director of a company or incorporated body (whether incorporated in or under the laws of the Bailiwick o

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