Archive for July, 2016

Morgan Lewis Advises Kaspi Bank on $200 Million Eurobond Offering

Kaspi Bank JSC, a privately-owned retail bank in Kazakhstan, on October 29 closed a $200 million offering of 3-year Eurobonds with an interest rate of 9.875% p.a. The Eurobonds are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange and the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange. The proceeds of the offering will be used by the bank for general banking purposes. Kaspi Bank is primarily focused on mass market consumer finance products and serv...

31 Oct 2:36 PM 0 Read More...

Law Society response to Ministry of Justice consultation: ‘Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps’

The Law Society has welcomed the revisions to the Ministry of Justice's original Criminal Legal Aid proposals. However, it continues to have serious concerns around proposals for flat fees in magistrates' courts and the Crown Court and a single national fixed fee for police station work.   The Society remains opposed to proposals to cut fees, and believes that if a viable competitive market is to be mainta...

31 Oct 11:52 AM 0 Read More...

Stephen Harris joins Winston & Strawn Washington, D.C.

Winston & Strawn LLP has announced that H. Stephen Harris, Jr. will join the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the antitrust/ competition practice. Mr. Harris, formerly a partner and chair of the North America Antitrust & Competition Group at Baker & McKenzie, focuses his practice on cartel defense, merger control filings, and administrative proceedings before United States and internationa...

31 Oct 11:44 AM 0 Read More...

FLAG leads the debate on the latest developments in software licensing

FLAG, the Federation Against Software Theft’s (FAST) Legal Advisory Group, is hosting an event at the Houses of Parliament, 1 Parliament Street, London, on 6th November to discuss the latest developments in copyright and patent law.   The event, which will be hosted by Pete Wishart, MP for Perth and North Perthshire and Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Intellectual Property Group, will bring tog...

31 Oct 11:21 AM 0 Read More...

Law firm reveals lukewarm response to new employee status

A leading law firm says a new form of employment status created by the Government has met with a lukewarm response from company bosses.   Experts at Higgs & Sons say their own research shows a mixed response from employers to the new employee shareholder status.   The new status came into effect on September 1 and allows workers to give up some employment rights in exchange for shares. &n...

28 Oct 10:16 AM 0 Read More...