Banking and Finance

Automatic Exchange of Information & the end of the Bank Secrecy era

International automatic exchange of financial account information (AEoI) – an issue of global importance[1] closely discussed and analyzed by professionals and market players during the last year – is constantly evolving, and, thus, requires further analysis and attention. We have already provided the basics of AEoI and its global standard in previous articles while in… Read More

A Venture Capital and Private Equity career of A Lawyer

As I worked my way through law school, I had worked for 5 different law firms so by my third year had concluded I wanted to go into business rather than practice law.  I chose consulting both because the major consulting firms were willing to hire lawyers and consulting seemed like a great way to… Read More

Banking Regulation in India – In The Midst of A Paradigm Shift or Regulator Interrupted?

Since 2014, India has seen a spate of changes centred on improving the banking regulatory environment in India and trimming the proverbial “fat” in the system. To its credit, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) identified the upcoming crisis on non-performing assets (NPAs) in the banking system, and compelled Indian banks to recognise and to… Read More

Leaving the EU – what this means for you and your business

Now that the dust is settling on the UK’s decision to leave the EU, our clients are asking what this means for them.  We are the first member state ever to  leave the European Union and as such, the result has ignited much uncertainty and debate about what lies ahead. Change always brings opportunities, as… Read More

Forced Conversion of Consumer Loans in Croatia – Care About Consumers or Just a New Issue?

In expectation of parliament elections, Croatian financial market and its participants experienced a dynamic end of 2015 with the latest amendments to the Consumer Lending Act and the Credit Institutions Act. The amendments introduced a legal framework for forced conversion of loans denominated in CHF („CHF Loans“) and loans denominated in HRK and indexed to… Read More

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