Banking and Finance
In the last six months, various legal developments have taken place in the field of securities law in France. In this briefing, Latham sets out nine key points to note, covering subjects including new provisions relating to takeover bids, market abuse, crowdfunding and corporate governance.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 28 January 2015 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities
The Abu Dhabi Global Market, Abu Dhabi's new financial free zone, has issued a first wave of draft regulations and related consultation papers, with the general approach following the English law model very closely. In this briefing, Latham & Watkins looks at the draft regulations in detail.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 27 January 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
As part of China's push to improve the climate for foreign investment, the Ministry of Commerce has published the draft Foreign Investment Law. The changes proposed are substantial and could usher in major change - Linklaters looks at the details and assesses the potential impact of the proposals.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 26 January 2015 | Practice Area: Venture Capital
Macfarlanes rounds up news of interest for those in investment management, including a new version of the European Securities and Markets Authority's Q&A on exchange-traded funds and UCITS, and the latest on non-disclosure agreements concealing fees between pension funds and asset managers.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 23 January 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes
This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up key developments of interest for M&A lawyers, including amendments to provisions in the Companies Act which govern the authorisation and financing of private company share buybacks, and draft regulations prohibiting the use of cancellations schemes on a takeover.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 22 January 2015 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
Last June, the FCA published proposed changes to the bulk of the Client Assets module of the FCA Handbook of Rules and Guidance (CASS), and from 1 June this year, FCA authorised firms will need to comply. In this briefing, Eversheds sets out 15 key points to consider, and the next steps to take.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 22 January 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
Modern private client lawyers face new challenges presented by the instability in the world today. The Private Client Forum Americas, which will take place in Costa Rica next month, will discuss how clients need to understand there are no more grey areas and that compliance is the order of the day.
Law Firm: Legal Week Events | Published: 21 January 2015 | Practice Area: Private Client
As Australian regulators continue to investigate the conduct of financial institutions in relation to foreign exchange currency markets, lessons can be learned from the investigations and prosecutions of financial institutions for similar conduct in the UK and US, as this DLA briefing explains.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 19 January 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
2015 will undoubtedly herald significant changes to UK law. Staying on top of developments is a substantial challenge, as is the importance of preparing for the impact of anticipated developments. This Herbert Smith Freehills guide identifies the trends and issues set to be on the agenda this year.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 19 January 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation
Late last year, the FCA published the results of its thematic review of complaint handling, and a consultation paper on improving complaint handling. In this briefing, Eversheds looks at the key issues and explains why firms should re-evaluate their procedures in the light of the review's findings.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 16 January 2015 | Practice Area: Retail Banking
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