Banking and Finance
This Allen & Overy briefing looks at a recent High Court case which highlights that interpretation is unlikely to cure a drafting error, unless there is some ambiguity or linguistic mistake which makes the drafting commercially absurd.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 26 May 2016 | Practice Area: Contract Law
As business grows more global, and the rules constantly change, the challenge for in-house counsel and tax managers is intensifying. This guide focuses on the supplies of intangibles, such as services, IP rights and digital content, with 20 country overviews including the UK, China and Germany.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 26 May 2016 | Practice Area: VAT and Sales Tax
This briefing looks at the Court of Appeal ruling in the case of the Yusuf Cepnioglu, a cargo ship which grounded off the coast of Mykonos in 2014. The decision shows the English courts will fiercely protect against the infringement of a party’s English law rights, even to the detriment of comity.
Law Firm: 20 Essex Street | Published: 25 May 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
The EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) will become effective this July, and listed companies only have a limited period of time in which to implement some significant changes. The changes introduced by MAR are complex and confusing - this briefing offers a summary of the key points to be aware of.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 12 May 2016 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities
Cryptocurrencies have gained significant attention since bitcoin’s introduction in 2009, and blockchain (the technology underlying bitcoin) is now being adopted by financial services and technology firms, prompting regulatory scrutiny. This whitepaper attempts to demystify blockchain.
Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 12 May 2016 | Practice Area: E-Commerce
The Market Abuse Regulation, which will replace the existing market abuse regime from 3 July this year, is designed to introduce a common regulatory framework on market abuse across the EU. This DLA Piper briefing sets out an overview of the key changes affecting UK Official List companies.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 11 May 2016 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities
Cross-border private M&A hit a post-crisis high in 2015 with deals amounting to over $146bn, making it the busiest year (by both deal value and number of deals) for cross-border private M&A since the start of the financial crisis. This Linklaters briefing looks at what 2016 has in store.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 11 May 2016 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
What impact would a vote to leave the European Union have on the London insurance market? This briefing looks at some possible implications of Brexit for the law affecting the London insurance market, categorised into three areas: regulatory, underwriting, and policy wordings and claims issues.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 11 May 2016 | Practice Area: Insurance
Innovative businesses in the financial services industry looking to test exciting new financial products and services are now able to apply to the UK’s 'regulatory sandbox', the first of its kind, globally. This briefing looks at how the sandbox will work and assesses its potential impact.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 10 May 2016 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance
At present, the only thing that appears certain about Brexit is the uncertainty that it poses for UK and EU businesses. This briefing summarises the potential legal ramifications for businesses should Brexit occur, covering subjects including financial regulation, employment and competition.
Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 10 May 2016 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law
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