ABA Corpororate Member Mishcon de Reya has published its 'Enforcement Watch' for January 2018, detailing several recent regulatory actions and notifications, and highlighting issues that are appearing on the horizon. It's essential reading for those working in financial services in the UK.
The Cultural Scene: Summer in London
The summer months offer a wide range of Middle East cultural events in London. The Shabbak film festival and Palestine Expo top the list.
Pamela Ann Smith presents the second edition of our new 'Cultural Scene' feature on our Events Page.
Pam is a writer and journalist, based in London. A former editor of Arab Banker magazine, her articles on the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and Central Asia have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, CNBC Business, The Middle East and other international and regional publications.
We would welcome your feedback to the new feature. If you have a cultural event that you would like us to mention on our events page, please contact the website editor, Andrew Cunningham, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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