Crossing Borders - 10th edition

The Rise Of The Courts

Red Tape | Website-blocking injunctions to combat the increasing risk of online copyright infringement

We focus on website blocking injunctions, as one measure that has been used or introduced to tackle online copyright infringement.

13 January 2016
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China's onshore bond market open for business

A significant effort is required to understand the issues that are peculiar to the PRC bond market.

16 December 2015

CNMC modifies notification process for mergers in regulated sectors

CNMC revises its communication on the merger's notification form creating changes to the notification process for mergers in regulated sectors.

19 November 2015
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European Commission orders recovery of incompatible state aid given to Estonian Air

The Commission orders Estonia to recover aid granted to Estonian Air, which it found incompatible with the Rescue and Restructuring Aid Guidelines.

12 November 2015
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A tightening noose on interest-expense

In 2013, the G20 Governments and the OECD launched a project looking at “base erosion and profit shifting”.

10 November 2015

Understanding PIK

PIK debt is debt on which the borrower (or issuer) pays no cash interest until the principal is repaid (or redeemed).

10 November 2015

New lease standards to blow hole in covenants?

Operating leases are key to many businesses. One of the attractions being that they don’t count as debt under current accounting rules.

15 October 2015

The return of market flex

A market flex provision is designed to give Arrangers and Underwriters some flexibility as to the terms of a financing following the signing of the relevant facility agreement.

15 October 2015

European Commissioner for Competition on global co-operation between authorities in merger control

European Competition Commissioner speaks at the ICN Workshop on the importance of continuing international regulator co-operation in merger control.

01 October 2015
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Implication of the amendment of the Criminal Code on the field of corporate compliance

The amendment of the Spanish Criminal Code introduces implications regarding criminal liability of legal persons and the corporate compliance programs.

22 July 2015

Marketing foreign funds in the European Union

The process leading to a “third country passport” under AIFMD gets going in earnest next week. The Directive says that by 22 July 2015 ESMA, the pan-European...

16 July 2015
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Iran Deal: A new frontier for business

An historic agreement has been reached which will see curbs placed on Iran’s nuclear programme.

14 July 2015
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