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Journalists detained in record numbers in 2022: Reporters Without Borders – JURIST

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Thursday released their annual report summarizing violence and abuse against journalists. The organization reports that a total of 533 journalists are currently detained because of their work, 65 […]

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Finance

UK cyber firm Arqit Quantum faces SEC probe over Spac merger

British cybersecurity company Arqit Quantum is facing an investigation from the US Securities and Exchange Commission over its merger with a special-purpose acquisition company last year, the company disclosed on 14 December. Arqit […]

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Finance

EY split could tap private markets as headwinds force leaders to make backup plans

EY’s leaders are looking at backup plans for the firm’s split to address rising funding costs and a potential slowdown in growth that could imperil the rich payouts promised to partners, according to people familiar […]

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Iran removed from UN commission on women – JURIST

The UN Economic and Social Council (ESC) Wednesday voted to remove Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Of the 54 current ESC members, 29 voted in favor […]

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Finance

Deutsche Bank hires Citigroup veteran Di Stefano as Emea vice chair

Deutsche Bank has hired a former Citigroup executive to bolster its investment bank in Europe. Pierpaolo Di Stefano has joined the German lender as vice chairman for origination and advisory in Europe, […]

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UK sanctions Russia commanders, Iran businessmen following strikes on Ukraine territory – JURIST

The UK Wednesday announced 16 new sanctions against Russian commanders and Iranian businessmen in response to missile and drone strikes on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure. The sanctions are in response to the continuing […]

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Finance

Dickson Minto takeover driven by Americanisation of private equity law

The merger of Anglo-Scottish legal private equity boutique Dickson Minto with US law firm Milbank was motivated by the increasing Americanisation of top-tier private equity deals, according to people familiar with the […]

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Peru declares 30-day state of emergency in midst of protests – JURIST

Peru Minister of Defense Alberto Otarola early Tuesday announced that Peru will enter a state of emergency. In a tweet, Otarola said the measures are meant to “guarantee order, the continuation of […]

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Сryptocurrencies

T&Cs Expanded for Crypto Platforms Looking to Register in Canada by CSA

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is strengthening its approach to oversight of crypto trading platforms as a result of events in the crypto market. It will expand existing requirements for platforms operating […]

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Finance

Why ESG ratings desperately need fixing

Daniel Klier is HSBC’s former global head of sustainability and chief executive of sustainability data and technology provider ESG Book It doesn’t require an industry insider to recognise that Republican descriptions of ESG investing […]

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EU blocks proposal to foster corporate due diligence within the bloc – JURIST

The EU blocked a proposal on Wednesday aimed at fostering sustainability and responsible corporate behavior in the bloc. The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) aimed to accomplish these goals while also […]

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Ghana passes law criminalising identifying as LGBTQ+ – JURIST

The Parliament of Ghana passed a bill Wednesday that makes it illegal to identify as LGBTQ+ in Ghana. The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 states […]

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Сryptocurrencies

Bitget Reaches 20 Million Users As Spot Trading Volumes Grow by Nearly 100%

Although many have labelled 2023 as a down year for fintech, not all fintechs experienced this – case and point: Bitget. The cryptocurrency exchange and web3 company has shared that its spot […]

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Сryptocurrencies

Digital Assets and Electronic Trade Documents Focus of Law Commission Draft Legislation

The Law Commission, the statutory independent body constantly reviewing the law of England and Wales and offering recommendations for change, has launched a call for evidence to inform its project on private […]

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