In this edition of Expertise, we have articles commenting on two major potential dispute areas, one extensively publicised and the other much less so.
In our August issue, Mike Trippitt discussed open-end investment funds and the liquidity issues raised by the well-publicised Woodford Equity Income Fund problems. Staying with this subject, John Wylde discusses the insurance issues which will be relevant to a number of the parties involved in distribution and administration of the different Woodford funds.
We also carry an article by Aysha Suzuki of Financial Markets Consulting & Resourcing, a specialised financial markets practice with whom GBRW Expert Witness has worked very successfully to identify experts in specialised areas, including the Libyan Investment Authority/Goldman Sachs litigation and recent EURIBOR prosecutions. Over the past couple of years, various European tax authorities have been investigating so-called “Cum-Ex Trading”, where multiple tax claims have been submitted for a dividend which has only been paid once. The impact of this alleged tax trading scheme has been estimated at €55bn and is said to extend to Germany, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway and Switzerland.
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You may be aware that our sister company GBRW Learning provides training courses on a wide range of financial sector issues, including risk management, financial markets, lending and credit (across a number of specialised areas), commodity trading and trade finance, corporate governance and retail banking. While the majority of our clients are banks and bank training institutes, we also work with a number of government ministries and agencies. Details of our courses can be found at the GBRW Learning homepage…
Programmes can be adapted to meet a client’s specific requirements and we would welcome enquiries from any law firms who are interested in discussing any aspects of training for their financial sector practices.