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Yes or No? The Scottish referendum's impact on business and the key issues to consider

With opinion polls finely balanced, there is huge focus on the implications of both possible outcomes of the Scottish independence referendum, and businesses will face uncertainty regardless of the result. A&O looks at the key issues that all organisations doing business in Scotland should consider.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 18 September 2014 | Practice Area: Central Government

An expanding market - the appeal of UCITS for alternative investment managers

The market for UCITS is expanding rapidly as investors seek an alternative model to access traditional hedge fund strategies. The tighter regulatory regime around UCITS may initially be a challenge, but there are significant potential benefits, as this Macfarlanes briefing explains.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 18 September 2014 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

UK corporate update - latest headlines

This Linklaters newsletter rounds up key recent developments for UK corporate lawyers, including the Financial Conduct Authority's latest quarterly consultation, and a look at the potential impact on listed companies of proposed European-wide rules on related party transactions.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 17 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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The new 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions: what the buy-side needs to know

The revision of the 2003 International Swaps and Derivatives Association Credit Derivatives Definitions is likely to be the biggest overhaul of the definitions in more than a decade. In this Q&A, Latham & Watkins looks at the key changes and sets out some of the most important points to be aware of.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 17 September 2014 | Practice Area: Derivatives

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Guernsey issues regulations to implement FATCA-based reporting

Guernsey has published regulations to implement and enable the administration and enforcement under Guernsey domestic law of the intergovernmental agreements entered into with the UK and the US. The regulations will be of direct interest to financial institutions that are resident in Guernsey.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 16 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

UK law’s long-arm reach - implications of the UK Bribery Act for businesses in Asia

The UK Bribery Act, which came into force in July 2011, introduced a new corporate offence of failure to prevent bribery - a game-changer for businesses operating in higher risk markets in Asia. This Pinsent Masons briefing offers a compliance spot-check for your Asia operations.

Law Firm: Pinsent Masons | Published: 16 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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EU implements further sanctions against Russia despite ceasefire in Ukraine

The EU last week published further sanctions against Russia, following agreement between the EU and the US that additional measures were required to respond to, what the EU and US view as, Russia’s continued efforts to destabilise the Ukraine. Eversheds looks at the details.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 16 September 2014 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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European Regulation on the freezing of bank accounts - a powerful tool in a claimant's armoury

A new regulation establishing a European Account Preservation Order came into force this July, and will be applied by participating Member State courts from 18 January 2017. This represents a new tool in a claimant's armoury, allowing it to secure monies in a defendant's bank accounts across Europe.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 16 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Entry requirements for ISDX Growth Market under review - M&A update

This weekly update from Macfarlanes looks at key developments of relevance to M&A lawyers, this week focusing on the ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange's announcement that it is reviewing the entry requirements and rulebook for the ISDX Growth Market.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 15 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

How to structure inbound acquisitions in the most tax-efficient way - a guide to 13 jurisdictions

This A&O guide takes a concise look at the most relevant tax considerations for inbound acquisitions in key jurisdictions around the world. For each, the guide outlines the respective transaction taxes and sets out key points to help you structure inbound acquisitions in the most tax-efficient way.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 15 September 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation

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