Legal & regulatory

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Technology Update
27 April 2015
Global business information provider Thomson Reuters has launched a global trade automation and management solution. The announcement was made on 14 April 2015. "This solution enables...
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News
14 April 2015
While most would agree that the US approach to enforcing sanctions restrictions is more draconian than that of the EU, one particular loophole that is causing a bad smell in the fertiliser industry...
Qingdao phantom metals
Feature
2 April 2015
Stephen Tricks and Philip Prowse outline the issues raised by the Qingdao phantom metals scandal and identify potential solutions
trade - not terror
Feature
2 April 2015
How do you know that your trade finance lending is not inadvertently funding terrorist activity? Robert Parson and Imogen Holgren set out the legal framework and the practicalities
Dodd-Frank
Feature
2 April 2015
The unintended consequence of Dodd-Frank Title VII is that trade risk participation gets treated as a security-based swap, incurring prohibitive costs. Paul Coles provides an update on industry...
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News
24 March 2015
Three individuals have been charged with conspiracy, fraud and money laundering offences relating to a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud banks participating in a USDA-backed export financing...
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Opinion
5 March 2015
After MiFID and EMIR, REMIT is now upon us with its Implementing Acts. Rainer Landgraf explains their scope, as well as possible reporting solutions available to energy market participants
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Feature
5 March 2015
Borrowing base financing is very different from pre-export and prepayment financing because the borrower has to purchase the raw materials and the perspective of a processor is very different from...
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Feature
5 March 2015
Edward Wilde explains how Africa's trade could grow exponentially if the regulatory environment for invoice financing was more robust. He suggests some starting points
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Feature
6 February 2015
2015 may just be the banner year for advancing multilateral trade deals, says P. Welles Orr
In advance
Feature
6 February 2015
Pre-export and prepayment financings are classic trade finance structures, but how do they really work and what are the differences and similarities? Andrew Gamble explains
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News
4 February 2015
One of the big themes at the BAFT Europe Bank to Bank Forum in Amsterdam was how banks are being asked to be the regulators’ police force, but “if something goes wrong, you are...
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News
15 January 2015
Pierre Bos has joined Omni Bridgeway, the Dutch litigation funder, enforcement and recovery specialist, in a senior advisory capacity. After nearly 37 years as a member of the Dutch Bar, Bos will...
fifty-four varieties
Feature
13 January 2015
Simon Cook returns with the second part of his article on the different legal and regulatory regimes in Africa and says that with due diligence and good structuring the continent is a significant...
Back to Burma
Feature
12 January 2015
It has been two years since Aung San Suu Kyi took her seat in Myanmar's new parliament and the US has jump-started trade and investment relationships, observe Warren Maruyama and Anthony...
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News
12 January 2015
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) announced its endorsement of the UN Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade, held in November 2014, which outlined increased...
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Technology Update
12 January 2015
Misys, the financial software firm, announced it had been awarded additional SWIFT certifications for trade, supply chain finance and corporate supply chain finance even as banks prepare for...
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Feature
10 January 2015
The autonomy principle is fundamental to the utility of letters of credit (LCs). Under this principle, a bank must pay against a presentation of documents that appear on their face to comply with...
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