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Recent development in the investigation and prosecution of serious fraud in the UK

Harry Travers

Shaul Brazil - BCL Burton Copeland

It is no exaggeration to say that there is an atmosphere of crisis in the UK concerning the investigation and prosecution of serious fraud.

Information exchange or promotion - The commission's proposal on information to patients on prescription-only medicinal products

Ian Dodds-Smith

Silvia Valverde - Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP

Society's interest in health issues has greatly increased in recent years with patients becoming ever more health conscious. Patients want to be informed of both established treatments and treatments under research. Many have access to detailed information from a variety of sources through the internet.

The Credit Crunch: Credit Provision and Distribution

Mark Campbell

The global credit crunch which began in the summer of 2007 was prompted by a number of factors. One of these was a model of banking known as "originate and distribute". How did this come about?

Operational Risk Management in Global Banking Organisations - a Legal and Compliance Perspective

Gregg L Rozansky - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Robert L Tortoriello

Recent events - such as the ongoing credit crisis and high-profile episodes of rogue trading - have drawn increased attention to the operational risk-management practices of global banking institutions. For many regulators, banks and industry groups, these developments have underscored the importance for global banking organisations to have effective internal control and operational risk-management mechanisms, including in the legal and compliance context.

How Should Regulators Address the Subprime Crisis?

René Bösch

The almost unprecedented nature, depth and geographical reach of the current market turmoil resulting from the subprime crisis have raised major challenges for all participants in the financial industry and especially for the regulators and supervisors.

Preparing for an FAA Investigation of Alleged Maintenance Violations

Albert Tellechea - Holland & Knight LLP

John F Pritchard

Marc L Antonecchia - Holland & Knight LLP

How our regulatory authorities react to aircraft maintenance violations can directly affect not only airlines but also aircraft and engine financiers, lessors, sellers, manufacturers, and government guarantors who all have an interest in the equipment and how the airline takes care of it.

Keeping Wings Level in Turbulent Times: Selected Recent Legal Developments

Karl Hennessee - Senior Legal Counsel - Litigation & Regulatory Affairs, Airbus SAS

Aviation law has always encompassed complex liability questions, expansive regulatory challenges, and multinational financial transactions, and recent developments have provided aviation lawyers a chance to be at the forefront of many of today's most pressing policy questions.

Behavioural Advertising and the Potential Advent of Regulation in the United States

Andrew D Lipman

Ronald W Del Sesto Jr - Bingham McCutchen LLP

Recently, regulators in the United States have demonstrated a renewed interest in issues relating to online privacy. First, the uproar over Facebook's Beacon feature - which reports on users' visits to third-party websites - drew significant press attention in late 2007. Second, the size of the online advertising market generally - and behavioural advertising in particular - continues to grow by leaps and bounds.

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