Banking and Finance
This guide has been put together for organisations operating in or considering investment in Kazakhstan, which, with a population of 17 million, is the ninth largest country in the world. It offers an overview of the key aspects of the legal system and the regulation of business in the country.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 22 April 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
In this briefing, A&O summarises some of the key Asia-Pacific, European, US and tax developments that will impact asset managers, looking at the policy behind each, timelines for implementation, business models in scope and the potential impact on business.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 17 April 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
The Garnet litigation, in particular the Guernsey Court of Appeal's 2011 decision in favour of the Financial Intelligence Service (FIS), highlights the potential repercussions for financial institutions in reporting suspicion and a resulting refusal of consent by the FIS, as Mourant Ozannes reports.
Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 16 April 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
Macfarlanes rounds up recent developments of interest for M&A lawyers and assesses their impact, with links to further reading where appropriate. Subjects covered include the new LLP tax rules, and the new rules requiring parties to consider settling employment disputes before a claim is issued.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 16 April 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
On 31 March, 10 days after it published its new guides to supervision, the FCA published its Business Plan and Risk Outlook for the coming year. In this briefing, Eversheds identifies the main themes from these publications, to help asset managers prepare for regulatory scrutiny in 2014.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 16 April 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
This briefing focuses on a recent European Commission decision which found Goldman Sachs liable for the cartel conduct of a former portfolio company, as well as another potential area of competition law exposure for private equity firms - their involvement in bid processes for acquisition targets.
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 15 April 2014 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
Starting a business in Jersey (or relocating one there from another jurisdiction) is relatively straightforward, particularly compared to some other jurisdictions. However, there are some key issues to be aware of - this Carey Olsen guide addresses the fundamentals of starting a business in Jersey.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 14 April 2014 | Practice Area: Company Administration
Macfarlanes rounds up key developments of interest for M&A lawyers, including a recent case involving Fujitsu and IBM which centred around the issue of 'good faith', and the ESMA's updated guide to which languages are acceptable to EU regulators when filing a prospectus or translating a summary.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 11 April 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
Markets across the world continue to be at different stages of recovery, but, in general, there is a feeling that activity is once again beginning to build. This global M&A report from A&O is based on an analysis of $100m-plus deals in each region and sector, with a number of key themes emerging.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 10 April 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
Although arbitration is recognised by many as an effective way to resolve complex, transnational disputes, it is not right for every party in every situation. This Latham guide aims to help make that decision, with a checklist of areas to cover, model arbitration clauses and a glossary of key terms.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 10 April 2014 | Practice Area: Arbitration
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