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Is a loan agreement a debenture?

Is a loan agreement a debenture?

The City of London Law Society (CLLS) recently sent a letter to HM Treasury regarding the England and Wales Court of Appeal decision in Fons Hf v Corporal Ltd and another as the decision may, in the view of the CLLS, have “serious implications for regulated and unregulated lenders, borrowers ... Read More »

Changes to the AIM Rules

Changes to the AIM Rules

Recent months have shown a marked increase in the number of companies coming to the London markets and the volume of funds raised for growth business through initial public offerings. This is welcome. At the same time, after a number of years where the rules have remained static, the London ... Read More »

Russia/Ukraine sanctions

Russia/Ukraine sanctions

On July 29, 2014, President Obama imposed tough new sanctions on Russia due to the situation in Ukraine. These “Level 3” sanctions followed two previous rounds of sanctions that targeted individual persons and companies. Now the United States and the European Union (“EU”) have imposed sanctions against key sectors of ... Read More »

Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order severely increases compliance and obligations for federal contractors

Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order severely increases compliance and obligations for federal contractors

President Obama warned during his State of the Union speech in January that this would be the “Year of Action” where he unilaterally implements laws on behalf of workers. The creation of new laws is a power generally reserved for Congress, and Republican members of Congress have threatened to sue ... Read More »

FRC proposes revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code

FRC proposes revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code

In April 2014 the UK’s Financial Report Council (FRC) published its consultation document on the proposed revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code (the Code).  The consultation follows previous consultations in 2013 on directors’ remuneration and risk management, internal control and the going concern basis of accounting.  The consultation document ... Read More »

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