The Heavyweight - August 2010

United Kingdom

Welcome to this month's issue of the Heavyweight. To whet your appetite before diving into this relative short issue, you will see reference to an article on the possible abolition of s.4 Statute of Frauds Act (under Documentation), a plea from the Ministry of Justice for evidence in the continuing attempt of the EC to create a European Contract Law (Contract) and a case on the competition aspect of a confidentiality clause (Competition).

BIS have issued a curious paper suggesting property prices will fall in the long term because we are all getting older (Lending) and I found particularly interesting a paper by the IMF, on the problems of re-using collateral in the shadow banking system (Regulation).

I hope you will find something useful in this month's issue.