Legal & regulatory

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6 January 2014
Further to TFR’s story ‘Sullivan & Worcester opens London office with Geoff Wynne at last in the driving seat’ , the US law firm welcomed 100 guests to its launch party...
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News
23 December 2013
CRD IV, the EU implementation of Basel III which is a global agreement by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in response to the financial crisis, becomes applicable to EU banks, building...
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News
9 December 2013
Stuart Shepherd has become the global head of trade at Ince & Co, based in London. Shepherd, who has been at the firm for 33 years, takes over from Steven Fox, who is retiring in the New Year....
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News
2 December 2013
With Basel III and other regulatory pressures forcing trade banks to seek new fundingsources to finance their trade business, the 23rd annual BAFT-IFSA trade conference in Chicago on 6 and 7...
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Feature
19 November 2013
As the US Dodd-Frank Act
passes its third anniversary, KEVIN L PETRASIC reviews its slow implementation progress and the implications for global trade finance
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News
18 November 2013
The risk of refusal to pay on a letter of credit (LC) was illustrated all too clearly when the High Court in the UK decided that the lack of an ampersand or "and" in the name of the...
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18 November 2013
Ahead of the ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia on 3‒6 December 2013, seven multilateral development banks (MDBs) have called for a WTO trade facilitation agreement which, they...
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11 November 2013
The US law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP has confirmed that Michael C. Camuñez has joined the firm as president of ManattJones Global Strategies LLC, the firm’s...
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News
8 November 2013
Geoff Wynne, head of Sullivan & Worcester’s new London office has been re-joined by Simon Cook (also ex-Dentons), as a partner in the London-based team of seven lawyers focusing on...
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News
17 October 2013
Nine months after reporting that trade finance legal eagle Geoff Wynne was leaving Dentons to join US law firm Sullivan and Worcester, TFR caught up with Wynne on his first day at the firm’s...
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Feature
11 October 2013
SATINDAR DOGRA, CHRISTOPHER KERRIGAN and LUCY BLAKE provide 
an international comparative analysis of anti-corruption laws
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News
10 October 2013
The UK's regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has found that while banks have "generally developed effective controls to ensure they were not dealing with sanctioned individuals and...
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News
7 October 2013
Jonathan Solomon has joined Reed Smith as a partner in the global energy and natural resource part of the firm. Solomon was a partner at Dentons, where he was part of a team that scooped Gold in...
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Blog
2 October 2013
The European Commission has just published its long-awaited proposal to regulate the benchmarks which are used in setting interest rates, commodity prices and other financial instruments. These...
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News
12 September 2013
With a launch team of ten lawyers, Kinstellar has announced the opening of its new office in Almaty, Kazakhstan along with the appointment of Joel Benjamin (pictured left) and Adlet Yerkinbayev (...
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1 September 2013
Ambassador Roberto Azevêdo of Brazil took the helm of the World Trade Organization on 1 September 2013 as its sixth director-general. He succeeds Pascal Lamy who stepped down in August.
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19 August 2013
 The ICC has published two new guides - the first being its Uniform Rules for Bank Payment Obligations and the second its latest guidance to International Standard Banking Banking Practice for...
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23 July 2013
Negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) commence in July 2013 with governments on both sides of the Atlantic hoping that a swift agreement will help boost world...
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